Fly quiz, Dry Droppers & Fishing Creek in Winter?

See the Common Denominator?

There is something that these five Umpqua flies all have in common. Can you see it? Hint: Look beyond the hook.

First one to see it will win a Super Bugger Selection and a Super Beetle Selection.

You have until next week at this time. How observant are you?

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Dry Droppers

I hope to meet Domenick Swentosky someday. We live in the same state so it's rather weird to me that we haven't yet crossed paths. I follow Domenick on Troutbitten, his web site and blog, and have to say that he has a way of thinking and writing about little intricacies and nuisances that simply wouldn't occur to most anglers. I would love to read his mind as he watches a cast drift through a current because I'm pretty sure his thoughts would amaze me.

Anyway, this week he writes about Three Styles of Dry Dropper. I think I'm safe in saying that all of us have fished dry/dropper rigs and have probably done quite well with them. Well, if you take fishing seriously and if you really want to understand what is happening – and not happening – as your cast drifts through the water, read Domenick's take on it. I found myself going from one link to another trying to get a better grip on what he's got to say, and have some ideas that I want to try.

When you have time for some good reading – maybe tonight after dinner, give this some thought. It will make us better fishermen.


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This is what Fishing Creek looked like earlier this week. Last week we had record lows, this week record highs. Is there a “normal” anymore?


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