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    going fishing in the mat su valley on various lakes, whats the best wet fly pattern to use this time of the year to troll with? any suggestions how to troll with them or any ideas. thanks

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    Its kind of non traditional to troll flys, but I do it when surface and subsurface fishing isn't happening. I like to use green or olive leach patterns. Smolt or minnow streamers can work as well. Something with some swimming, injured, or articulated action. Slow trolling is best. I use a sink tip to get it down. Split shot works also. Good luck. If you see a silver tacoma with a black topper and a big bearded dude in a red/gray mini cat feel free to harass me.
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    For rainbows and dollys I would go with Danners suggestion of leaches, woolybuggers, streamers etc.
    If you're hitting any lake trout waters I like very large flashy streamer patterns.

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    When I "troll" on a lake - from a canoe, small raft or float tube, I use anything, but usually start with a bead head prince nymph, in size 10 or 12.
    Next on the try list is a small muddler minnow or leech pattern.

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    A Spruce fly streamer, Hornberg and Royal Coachman wet have done well for me.

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    For me a large black leech with a marabou tail. Second is a yellow marabou muddler in a size 4 or 6. Usually on a type III sinking line.
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys.

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    I've had pretty good luck using bead head wooly buggers.

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