Posted by Bear from inetilproxy.eiws.esid.northgrum.com on January 22, 2002 at 08:20:34:
In Reply to: Re: New Technique posted by Jim F on January 21, 2002 at 17:01:25:
OK I should clarify. The weight goes on the end of the leader. The fly or flies would be above that directly on the line or off of droppers. The advantages are:
1. By adjusting the distance between the weight and the fly you control the distance from the bottom for the fly.
2. If the bottom is weedy or mossy, the fly stays above that. The sinker picks up some debris possibly but not as much as a fly with a hook.
3. If there is a snag it is usually the sinker which is sacrificed. It would be lightly pinched on or on a lighter test line that would break easier. We save our hand tied flies.
I hope that gives you a picture. Though I have been wrong in the past, I predict that noodle rodders are going to be using something like this to fish flies if they aren't already. I was just wondering if someone had tried it with a full up fly rod.
My fly fishing is limited, but I am gonna try it with wets nymphs, and streamers when the opportunity presents itself.
Flys and martinnis dry!
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