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Video spotlight: How to fish small dry flies in low light

Here’s a pretty common challenge: you’re on a great stretch of trout water at last light, and fish are rising to small mayflies or tiny micro-caddis flies. You have the right fly, but in the low light, there’s virtually no chance you’re going to be able to see it.

How many times have you been in this situation and resigned yourself to simply setting the hook when a rise happens somewhere close to where you think your fly should be floating?

In the Orvis video above, there are some good tips that will not only put you in the best position to see both the rises and even your size 22 BWO imitation, but also some advice on patterns for low light and some advice on how to fish them.

It’s good stuff. Check it out.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.