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Tips for Catching Selective, Rising Trout

By Mike Lawson

Catching selective trout that are feeding on the surface can be very challenging but also rewarding. Anglers often mistakenly feel that the most important aspect of being successful is having the right fly. While “matching the hatch” can be very important, stalking into casting position and presenting the fly so that it drifts naturally into the trout’s feeding position is critical to success. I have listed some important considerations that I have learned through years of experience attempting to catch selective rising trout.