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Get Down for Prairie Trout on the Fly


May 17, 2021

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A bead head added to any pattern, including the popular Woolly Bugger, works well on getting the offering down to stocked trout as they wise up in their new environs.

Stocked trout don't take long to acclimate to their surroundings. Within a week or two of the recent dumps of rainbows and browns across the state, these fish spread out and stalk the water column for just about anything edible. Whether that's the first rising midge populations of the year, small nymphs on the bottom, or other prey items, trout find most of what they need below the surface. On...

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