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WATCH // READING WATER - Small Streams with Tanner Smith

Ivan Orsic / Aug 15, 2022

Reading water and understanding how to present and fish your fly in a specific section of water trumps fly selection in many ways. We're excited to continue our "READING WATER" series. As we've done in previous episodes of READING WATER, we will tag along with a skilled and experienced angler who will give us insight into how they approach a specific section of water from all angles - GEAR, RIGGING, FLY CHOICE, SEASONALITY, FLOWS, and the like.

For this episode of READING WATER, we joined our own Tanner Smith as he picks apart a pocket-filled small stream run. Tanner talks through his gear selection, available forage, fly selection, rigging, approach, and a variety of presentations on a productive small stream. From double dries to hopper-dropper, Tanner shows how he prefers to work water when he's fishing in the high alpine. Enjoy in HD.

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