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Table of Retrieves

Table of Retrieves

Aquatic FoodDistanceRateRetrieve
Water Boatman2-6erratic stop and gohand twist, sink & draw
Sculpins1-3slow & moderatestrip/ rise & fall
Stoneflies (adults)3-12erratic flutteringstrip
Stoneflies (nymphs)dead driftslow shoreward crawlhand twist
Damselflies (adults)3-24fast skitteringskating
Damselflies (nymphs)3-6slow stop & gohand twist
Dragonflies (adults)same as damselflies  
Dragonflies (nymphs)3-12fast, short, stop & gostrip
Leeches3-12moderate stop & gostrip
Snailsmotionlessuse short pull then stopstrip
Eggsnonenonestrip to gain attention then stop
Crayfish6-18fast stop & gostrip
Scuds/sow bugs1, 3-6erratic stop & gohand twist
Baitfish3-6-36moderate & faststrip or pull
Hoppers/crickets1-3erratichand twist
Caddis flies3-12erratic faststrip or skating
Mayflies0-6dead drift & take offhand twist or strip

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