The combination of a nymph and a dry fly as a dry/dropper rig is a common tactic. But did you ever think of fishing a dry/streamer combination? With a high-floating dry fly, you can fish a small streamer on the dead drift, and then when the flies begin to drag, you can give the streamer some action to cover more water. It’s a great tactic to use when nothing else is working on a slow day.
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