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Trouts Journal

Watch: Five Flies for August

Ivan Orsic / Aug 1, 2017

This month, Tanner Smith was joined by Umpqua Feather Merchants Signature Fly Designer Shea Gunkel. Both Colorado Springs natives, Tanner and Shea pick out a solid arsenal of five flies that will get you through the month of August (aka Hopper-Dropper Season). Terrestrials are the reason for the season and it's hard to find a more productive way to fish our Colorado waters than with a Hopper-Dropper rig. Hoppers, Ants, Beetles, and general attractors will all produce fish. Increase your productivity by adding attractor nymphs below to cover the full spectrum. Come for the five flies for August, stay for Tanner learning the difference between foam and dry flies.

Watch and enjoy!

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