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How to give the fish what they want

Most of us have lived this scenario:

We’re rigged up at the foot of a classic riffle that gives way to a nice run that features a deep trough that very likely holds fish. But the fish are also likely deep—we’ll need a heavy nymph, and a lot of us fish nymphs under an indicator. So we oblige, only have to have a nice trout rise and try to eat our bright pink indicator.

WTF? The indicator? Seriously?

Above, Orvis’ Dave Jensen acquiesces, and gives the trout what they want. After two strikes on the indicator, he trades rods with his wife and immediately sticks a nice trout on a dry fly.

Giving trout what they want. What a great idea!