Flat water fly fishing can be tough for trout, but this technique for using chironomids makes it a little easier.
Growing up in the Midwest, I don’t have the luxury of having multiple streams teeming with trout. Instead, ponds and lakes filled with bass cover the landscape.
Naturally, I have learned to become efficient at flat water fly fishing, but when it comes to trout, that’s a whole new ball game.
This great instructional flat water fly fishing video from Redds Fly, breaks down a great technique for using chironomids when it comes to taking down trout in a lake or pond.
It’s all about matching the hatch, so when trout are eating wormy-looking things rising from the lake bottom, this technique will get the job done.