We’ve all heard the cliché that “10 percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish,” but have you ever asked yourself why? To be a member of that 10 percent, you need to think a little more deeply about every aspect of your fishing. Here’s a great example. In this video, Joe Rotter from Red’s Fly Shop takes the fairly simple concept of the hopper-dropper and re-examines every aspect of it–from fly selection to rigging to presentation–to make sure that the nymph is where it needs to be to draw the most strikes.
This is the kind of information that can really take your fly fishing to the next level and help you think more critically about what you’re actually doing on the water. I guarantee that this short lesson will change the way you think about these tandems rigs and how you fish them.