Salmon & Trout Trolling Flies

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Shown is a typical Trolling Fly & a Spin Doctor

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In  most novice fisherman minds, the words “trolling”and “flies” don’t seem to fit together in the same sentence. However,truth be told! Trolling flies behind a flasher, dodger or spin-doctor is a very effective way to hook up with a trophy sized Salmon or Trout.

Trolling Flies are exactly what the name implies: Artificial flies created specifically to be submerged in water and trolled at varying depths presented to fish as a moving meal.

The difference, in case you are wondering, between trolling flies and more traditional  flies, which are meant to imitate live insects or minnows and used with fly rods, trolling flies are designed to play into the voracious appetite and behavior of a hungry Salmon or Trout!

Trolling flies can be used in Spring, Summer and Fall with lead line, downriggers, planer boards and Dipsy divers.  In my fifty years of  fishing the Great lakes, I have never found a more effective lure to limit out on salmon & trout, when used properly.

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