We’ve all heard the cliche that “10 percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish,” but have you ever wondered why? To be in that 10 percent, you need to think a little more deeply about every aspect of your fishing. Here’s a great example. In this video Joe Rotter is from Red’s Fly Shop takes the fairly simple concept of the hopper dropper and examines every aspect of it – from fly selection to rigging to presentation – to ensure the nymph is where it needs to be to land the most shots.

This is the kind of information that can really take your fly fishing to the next level and help you think more critically about what you are actually doing on the water. I guarantee this short lesson will change the way you think about these tandem rigs and the way you fish them.