After a full day of throwing large hopper patterns onto the water, my arm can get sort of tired. So I admit I do get lazy by 4 or 5 PM. This particular trip, I got so lazy that I sort of quit hopper fishing altogether. One of the other IDFFA members in another boat was streamer fishing with some success. So, again in my lazy mode, rather than change my fly, I began stripping the YSF Stinger with varying strips and intervals. Wham again! Could it be the fly or just one of those days where the trout would eat everything you’d throw at them?
My point is, occasionally be a lazy Idaho fly fisher and stray from your classic fishing techniques for more unorthodox methods. You may be surprised at the results. Fly fishing Idaho will get really great now that fall has arrived. Come and fly fish with us at the Idaho Fly Fishers Association. We would love to have the company, and don’t forget to leave us comments about this or any of our articles. We are always looking for good technique ideas to pass along to our other Idaho fly fishing friends.
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