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weight or no weight?
Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:42 PM
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:26 AM
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"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson
There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929
Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:47 AM
I never tie them unweighted, but if I saw a need for it, I would.
Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:14 PM
Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:13 PM
Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:12 PM
Now since fish can be at times as difficult as women you should be prepared and have both weighted and unweighted version ready. That way you know you are prepared no matter what the situation demands from you
Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:15 PM
Heavy if I am cast short distances and need to get down deep into pools with a floating line.
Light if I am making long casts with a sinking line were the river depth has more of gradual change.
I like a lightly weight fly just because I want it to quickly break the surface, not so heavy that sinks much faster then the fly line. But, a heavy fly is great for drop into structure or sudden drop offs. A heavy fly can also work very will with a very quick retrive with the fly almost moving straight up.
In short, make sure you have a mix of both. I would have more light then heavy maybe a 4 to 1 ratio.
Posted 28 November 2009 - 08:46 AM
Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:09 AM
Note: I have only been fishing bass for one season, so I dont have as much experience of some of the others on here.
"No one who does not know how to catch a fish should be able to disgrace it by catching it."
"Tight Lines and Screaming reels"