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Re: Lead
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For really heavy water that requires a lot of lead, I rig my nymphs with the weight below the flies, sometimes even using conventional "sinkers." Mixed in with my split shots are some bell sinkers (I think quarter ounce). Tying on a single bell sinker is easier than pinching three or four split shot and makes for a very dense weight at the end of your leader. Try a big, black marabou streamer tied to the end of your leader, then add about 10 inches of slightly lighter tippet and tie the sinker to the end of this. The lighter tippet will break off when snagged, saving your fly as the sinker will snag more than the fly. With a careful, open loop cast you can sling, or basically lob, this set-up upstream and the sinker will put your streamer on the bottom very quickly. As it drifts back, hop the sinker along the bottom and hold on. Purists will frown at this but, trust me, you'll get fish in high, heavy water when the purists are home watching TV.

Posted on: 2008/12/30 10:10



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