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Non-Traditional Tandem Fly Combinations

Posted on November 07 2007

It’s spooky how effective dropper flies and tandem rigs are for catching trout. Even many experts who slammed the technique for not being “classic” fly fishing (the ghost of Frederick Halford moans in the distance) have come to appreciate its effectiveness.
But there are many more ways to design effective tandem rigs than the simple dry-and-nymph combination. In his new book Tandem Fishing Flies, Charles Meck explores the many different non-traditional setups for dropper flies, among them rigs that employ two dries, multiple nymphs and — the latest in trout candy — sunken spinners. This week we excerpt Meck’s new book on MidCurrent.

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