Master Class Monday: What Do You Do When You Don’t Have the Right Imitation?

What do you do when you don’t have the right fly–when you know exactly what the trout are eating but you don’t have the right imitation? An Elk-wing Caddis becomes a moth by flattening the wing. A dun becomes a spinner by trimming hackle and upright wings. An adult becomes an emerger by snipping off the wings and trimming the hackle.

Does these kinds of on-the-water adjustments work? Watch how Dave Jensen tries to fool a brown trout that is definitely eating damselfies—even though he does not have a damsel imitation in his dry-fly box.

Watch for further installments of Master Class Monday every week here at Orvis News, in the Advanced Tactics playlist our You Tube Channel, and on the new Advanced section of our Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center.

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