Secrets of Dapping

February 15, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

Idaho angler Don Miller has been a self proclaimed trout-hunter for over 40 years—and a master of dapping.  He has mastered the art on extremely technical rivers like the Henry’s Fork and Slough Creek.

“My experiences have provided me with the ultimate rewards—quietly observing large-trout behavior in streams and learning the unique dapping techniques to take them on primarily large dry flies,” writes Miller on the Fly Fisherman Web site.  “The rewards are thrilling because they are all visual: I hunt the fish, present my fly in a special way, and watch the take using techniques that are as valuable today as they were in the 16th century.”