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Posted 24 January 2004 - 11:43 PM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 11:50 PM
The other rod i keep in the truck is usally a 6wt that i will go get before dark to fish the bigger flies and or streamers with.
With a floating and a sinking setup ready to go you can simply target the depth in between the 2 lines with longer/shorter leaders and split shot or indicators.
And you are right having a boat makes us a bit spoiled becuase i keep 3 rods rigged and ready all the time in the boat
Posted 24 January 2004 - 11:52 PM
Most of the time I'm in a boat and additional rods aren't an issue. Those are pre-rigged with streamers, nymphs and dries. However the hole presents itself, I'm ready and loaded for bear.
BTW, welcome to the site
Posted 24 January 2004 - 11:56 PM
Thanks for the reply. Very helpful. I'll look into the add'l spools and take your advice on the setup..
Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:05 AM
Allow me to add just a little insight.
It is very difficult to compare "tournament style" bass fishing and fly-fishing, especially for trout. Instead of throwing the kitchen sink, fly-fishing is more of an "observance sport", at least to me. Instead of throwing several different flies and jumping right into the drink, I observe the river for a few minutes and see what's happening. Look at spider webs in bushes for last night's hatches. See what's crawling on the rocks and look for feeding fish. By doing just that, you'll get an idea of how to maximize your potential. At that point you can also figure out if the fish are feeding in lanes or if you need to fish the froggier water for neutral/negative fish.
This may be second nature to the seasoned flydunker, but it's not all that appearant to the novice. Fly-fishing is a fun way to become one with your surroundings and a much slower pace than beating the water to a froth with hardware.
Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:55 AM
I usually have an idea what to expect before I go out. 95 % of my Fly Fishing is done with a floating line. So I have no need to carry extra spools of fly line.
I do have a sinking tip system that I can add on to my fly line if I need to get down in a deep pool. As for leaders, most of my trout fishing is done with a 9 foot 5x tapered leader. Other than a couple of hand tied leaders to midge fish. I carry 5x and 4x mono and fluorocarbon spools of tippet. I do keep a back up rod and reel in the truck just in case one malfunctions.
Posted 26 January 2004 - 02:53 PM
I realize what a broad genearlization this is, but with a little experience, you will come to understand! Wish I could be more helpful, but the best rigs you can use are your powers of observaiton and a working knowlegde of your own capabilities! I look forward to helping you along as best as I can! Tight lines!
Posted 26 January 2004 - 09:01 PM