Thread: Plunge Pools
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:30 PM
tennswede tennswede is offline
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Default Re: Plunge Pools


When I approached a plunge pool I normally fish the tailout first. I.e. the chute of water closest to you when you fish upstream. I cast onc or twice and if nothing happens I crawl upstream a few feet and try to lay down the fly at the side of the run where the foam builds up. Very rarely will you catch anything right in the middle of the pool since it is at it's deepes there and it takes a lot of energy for a trout to rise from a depth of maybe 8ft up to the surface for a tiny insect. If you are nymphing it is a different story. Then your objective is to get the nymph down to those deep spots. If dry fly fishing, go upstream and stay very low and minimize false casting. Try instead to dapple your fly with only a couple of feet of leader out. Good Luck!
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