- Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:43 pm
I'll cast that thing 10 or 20 feet past the fish, strip like mad til it's about 3 or 4 feet away and let it sink. Thing's fluffy enough to take most of the turd-plop away. When the water's kinda murky sometimes you see the fish just a few seconds before you're on top of 'em, so it's nice if ya don't have to wait for the bug to drop. A longer leader helps, too, so you can get the fly far enough past the fish not to spook him, and you don't spook 'em with the fly line. Another nice thing about casting that far past the fish is you have a chance to steer the bug a bit on the retrieve. .
Different, but similar bug....
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. ~John Steinbeck
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