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Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.

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Do NOT set the hook...just LIFT the rod ...sometimes with "gills, you can let them hook them selves by just removing the slack from the line when they take the fly down...

fish with soft mouths like trout don;t need the hook driven into the flesh to keep it there...just lift and keep pressure. With bass you often have to drive that hook thru the hard membrane around the mouth. I learned to flyfish on bluegills 25 years ago so maybe its just reflex anymore...

Posted on: 2008/8/10 20:37


Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.

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I'll try again tomorrow on the bluegill pond across the street. I guess I shouldn't get frustrated so easy. Setting a drifted nymph is very different than setting a dry. My only other question is still water or moving with a dry is it the same set? Obviously a nymph in still water just plan goes to the bottom. I'll get out some ants and foam spiders to start and go at it again. Thanks!

Posted on: 2008/8/11 19:44


Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.

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I'm mean the same lift not set. I get what your talking about but my arm has other ideas. I have launched creek chubs into trees. VERY Embarassing!!

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Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.

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I've thrown a few pickle sized bass over my shoulder expecting something a little different myself...If you get frustrated with the drys but are still looking for a visual trigger, try a small indicator with your nymph in the still water. You can slowly strip and give it a swimming action as well. Keeps it at the desired water level and work great on bluegills. Its probably the only time I use an indicator by preference. My favorite bluegill fly is still a foam spider though.

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Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.
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Quote:

wetnet wrote:
I'm mean the same lift not set. I get what your talking about but my arm has other ideas. I have launched creek chubs into trees. VERY Embarassing!!


Don't be embarrassed, just take a good look at them as they pass overhead, they may be trout. If I notice its a trout I usually go back and get it out of the bushes.

If you listen carefully you can sometimes hear the squeeling glee of the fish as it passes overhead.

Wwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaahhhh!

Posted on: 2008/8/11 21:23
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Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.
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I can fllllllyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on: 2008/8/11 22:18
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Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.

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Try learning the dry hook set after 30 years of baitcasting for bass at 20 foot depths. My fish not only fly but they are an inch longer afterwards.

Posted on: 2008/8/12 8:56


Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.
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And your rods a foot shorter too!

Posted on: 2008/8/12 11:13
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Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.

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http://www.paflyfish.com/modules/newb ... php?topic_id=4855&forum=7

Check this thread if you didn't already. This guy has video on the subject. He explains it very well.

Posted on: 2008/8/12 20:22
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Re: Need a tip. Setting a dry.

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You guys are awesome! I feel better about the whole thing but I think I peed my pants laughing!

Work in progress, buying Depends tomorrow!

Posted on: 2008/8/12 21:55



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