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Emerger trout fly patterns


An emerger is a nymph on the point of emerging as a winged adult that is struggling to penetrate the water's surface tension. Typically drab and non-descript, it is best represented  by a soft-hackled wet fly fishing just sub-surface cast along the food line.

Emergers are fished suspended in the surface film and are particularly effective during evening rises in the warmer months.

Caddis Emerger


Pheasant Tail Emerger



Invicta: a winged emerger

Art of Fly Fishing Calendars
© Michael Scheele

Type Suspended nymph or soft-hackled wet fly
See also Caddis Emerger
Pheasant Tail Emerger
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