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indicators and drag

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i'm fairly new to fl fishing and i was wondering how far up should i put the indicator and my other question is how can i easly reduce the drag

Posted on: 2007/5/22 5:25


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Posted on: 2007/5/22 6:50


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Afish,
Excellent site. Thanks.
Coughlin

Posted on: 2007/5/22 7:16


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Quote:

EA88 wrote:
i'm fairly new to fl fishing and i was wondering how far up should i put the indicator and my other question is how can i easly reduce the drag


I only skimmed the article but it seemed pretty good. I would add that you need to learn how to mend line. This is easy to learn and get used to. Its a subtle flipping of the line up stream to make a "U" shape that points upstream instead of down. pretend my abbreviation is fly line with a right to left current.

<---------------------- Current
fly
( with your line in this position you'll get drag

X = Your standing here


<------------------------- Current
fly
)

X


with your line in this position you have extra moments of drag free drift because the fly line has to catch up to the fly to "pull or DRAG"it through the water. Hope that half azzed demo helps.

The position of the indicator was expalined well in the article.

Posted on: 2007/5/22 10:22


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Capt Matt added a good point, however, you don't always mend up stream. You want to mend you excess line from faster moving water to slow moving water (across stream and occassionally downstream). If you put all the slack in the current it will pull the line out faster (more drag) than if you mend into teh slower water. Spring Creek is a great example of a body pf water that has various spreads of water about every 3 feet across teh stream. But most of the time the water is moving at a similar pace; this mend is done up stream.

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capt matt excellent use of the keyboard!

Posted on: 2007/5/22 22:23
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A primer on mending. Hope it helps. Good luck.

http://www.midcurrent.com/articles/techniques/monahan_mending.aspx

Ps The attached article can't compete with the X's & O's in Capt. Matt's post, but it contains some good info none the less.

Posted on: 2007/5/23 6:54






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