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Re: Dry Dropper

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I used to tie off the bend. I noticed that there was definitely an increase of missed strikes on the indicator fly. The only thing I could figure was the tippet hanging from the bend must somehow move the indicator fly, even ever so slightly, as the fishes mouth pushes against it. I now tie off the eye of the indicator when possible. Hooking problem went away.

Posted on: 2010/6/9 11:41
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Re: Dry Dropper
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I used to tie off the bend. I noticed that there was definitely an increase of missed strikes on the indicator fly. The only thing I could figure was the tippet hanging from the bend must somehow move the indicator fly, even ever so slightly, as the fishes mouth pushes against it. I now tie off the eye of the indicator when possible. Hooking problem went away.



I noticed the same thing. I nearly always tie my dry fly indy off the eye. Also, when tying off the bend, the line slips down low on the bend and causes the fly to lay sideways on the water - especially parachute dries.

Posted on: 2010/6/9 11:46


Re: Dry Dropper

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In Jay's figure, some biostrike at the connection point would make all the difference. It'd take care of the mending issues and act as an indicator for the dropper....

Posted on: 2010/6/9 14:16


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size 14 elk hair with a dropper to of 4lb fluorocarbon the proper length to where fish are feeding if the water is clear and u are sight fishing , if not a 12" dropper tied to the hook eye off the dry to start with then adjust , i almost always use a midge too for clear water and extremely pressured fish ,the midge is tied with a bd head so it sinks enough to get down but not weight the dry for a unnatural drift , works awesome 90% of the time

Posted on: 2010/6/9 19:13


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aFish................Howdy , just got back , been fishing since the jam , on Bobs creek i used a tandem rig for the first time in ages , cause of limited ability to see the small foam ant i was catching them on , i added a bushy foam bodied caddis fly about 16" above the ant , i tied off at the bend and noticed right away that the caddis was flopping over on it's side , that bothered me but didn't matter as i was using the caddis as more of an indicator than food , i must admit i never thought about tying through the eye , i learn something new every time i come on here THANKS aFish , the next time i'm faced with that situation i'll try the eye.

Posted on: 2010/6/11 8:04


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bam- not sure I fully understand.

You put bistrike- where exactly at the knot connection?

Do you use the indicator fly with bio strike or just the bio?

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I took it to mean here. And the tippet would float instead of sink. Correct?

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hummm

Now, I have'nt use this setup a whole bunch but I use a big fly like a size 8 stimi and have not noticed a problem- maybe it was just the big fly?

I can see it being a problem with a small dry. Understand you might not be able to use a big fly all the time.

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Like this I guess:

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Ahhh gotcha. Might try it for some carp next- never tried that. Although when I have carped fish it was mostly sight nymphing so maybe I wont need a indy fly. Guess I have to go out and give it a test.

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Sight nymphing for carp!......NOW YER TALKIN'

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Oh yea, I think most people would laugh if they saw one of the spots where I go for carp. The water is almost orange. Hard to beleive the state says limit your consumption. Limit you consumption- hell, I would even entertain the though of eating a carp let alone out of the orange ooze. Cept, maybe Pittflyguy. heheheh

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That's exactly what I was thinking afish.... though my flies usually don't look that bad, even with my crappy tying skills.

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That's exactly what I was thinking afish.... though my flies usually don't look that bad, even with my crappy tying skills.




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