Its summer time here at  Rivers Edge Outfitters in Cherokee, North Carolina. The water levels are low, and very clear. Water Temperatures rise along with the increasing air temperatures. Fishing faster, cooler, more oxygenated water, is your best option for catching trout in the summer. We back away from using bigger streamers, big bright nymphs ( in most situations) and start fishing dry dropper fly setups to increase our odds of catching trout.

This video talks about some of the fly patterns we really like to use in the summer months around Cherokee, North Carolina. Having confidence in just a few fly patterns in the summer can be critical to your success on the water. Knowing that your flies will absolutely catch trout allows you to be more calm and keep better drifts. Getting clean, smooth, drag free drifts in the summer is key. Check out some of the patterns we have been sticking fish on this summer!