BSA Dry Dropper Fly Selection. Modern Euro-Nymph patterns and techniques have revolutionized how and where we fish subsurface flies. Gone are the days of needing countless split shot, and a clunky yarn indicator to sink your favorite nymph and hope to detect a strike.
Today's nymphs are tied with sparse, slender designs, heavy tungsten beadheads, and several turns of lead wire in the body to effectively get them in the zone, generally without the need for split shot, making them ideal droppers to fish beneath a large dry fly.
Fishing a large dry fly with a tungsten beadhead dropper below is an elegantly simple way to nymph fish in most water types. Using a dry fly as a strike indicator significantly ups your stealth, and today's deadly effective nymph patterns will get to critical depth quickly. Without the need for extra split shot on the line, you will detect strikes much more effectively.
Our Dry Dropper Fly selection features 12 deadly nymph patterns, and 12 high-floating dry flies. These are our go-to patterns in Big Sky Country. From the Box Canyon on the Henry's Fork to the Madison's Fifty Mile Riffle, or back on your home water, these are our top picks.