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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Jan 1, 2019

I sat down and picked Pat Dorsey's brain on fishing tiny flies on tailwaters.  Pat breaks down how he gets his clients into fish on one of the most challenging rivers in the country.

He shares his best tips to help you find and catch fish even when dealing with finicky fish.  We get into the best indicator setup to use as well as the hopper dropper and the dropper hopper.


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Show Notes with Pat Dorsey

The Red Ant fly pattern is a goto.

Jack Dennis was one of Pat's biggest mentors.

We talk about the Black Beauty fly pattern.

JP's nymphing mud is what Pat uses when he needs to fine tune his sinking rate.

The thingamabobber is an indicator that he uses but the yarn indicator is more of his goto.

The Grifiths Gnat is one of Pat's goto patterns.

Hopper Dropper, and the Dropper Hopper **** at the clip

The Reach Mend is a cast that you need to know.

The Top Secret Midge is one of his top flies.

The amplitude infiniti smooth from Scientific Anglers.

Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte River.

The Fishpond waste pack is Pat's single most important piece of gear.

You can reach out to Pat at or on Instagram.


Conclusion with Pat Dorsey

Pat shared a bunch of really great tips to help you next time you are on a tailwater fishery.

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