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Have you fished much with the drainer discs? What's your feeling in them? I'm generally disappointed with the solid turbo type discs.

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They cause a disturbance which makes the soft wing materials flutter in turbulence. The more solid ones are a pain to cast though as the resistance in the water lifting them out. The drainer style ones are meant to be easier to cast but I wonder if they lose the turbulent effect.

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Haven't tried these drainers out yet - first time tying with them, but have used the solid plastic ones. I agree with you, casting them isn't the best, though I kind of got used to picking up the line a certain way that helped and avoided that "pop" you often get with them. I'll be curious to see how these drainer ones work though....

 

I also think agn54, even though these are plastic and not weighted, they help a bit in balancing out the fly. The resistance in the current seems to help offset the weight of the hook versus tube flies with no cone- not much but a bit - and as Piker mentioned, they help make the fly come alive and "swim"

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I've found stepping up the leader dia is beneficial and they really work best with soft furs like goat and fox and in a slow stream you do get more wiggle but on faster stretches I'm not convinced they add a lot.

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