This is a great demo of how to fish deep nymphs along with a dry fly to maximize your hook-ups on those trout.
Orvis shows how to effectively get those nymph flies down while also using a dry fly to really cover a lot of water in those challenging fishing situations.
Fairly simple concept by using a nymph fly in conjunction with a dry fly. The dry acts as a good strike indicator if the deeper nymph gets hit and it also provides an enticing meal for bigger surface trout. You essentially double your chances of getting on a nice fish.
The trick is to tie in the dry fly and nymph at an appropriate distance on the tippet and leader to get the nymph at the approximate depth in those deeper pools along the river. Using the bigger dry fly as a drift indicator you will have a very solid idea of where the nymph is drifting and once you have a strike.
Don’t be afraid to try this technique out; and particularly in colder temperatures to get on those less active trout that may be in the deeper pools and riffles along your favorite river.