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    Re: Best fly for using dry fly as indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by LyNcH View Post
    I like that Ausable ugly fly. Where do you get coyote and racoon dubbing?
    Rich makes a great fly...He ties it in all different sizes...The Sirloin is another one of his great flies...


    As for which fly is best for Dry/Dropper...I change with the season and water type..The last two weeks I have been using caddis emergers off a hendrickson comparadun or Snowshoe Sparkle Caddis...Yesterday the water was low and clear so I used midges and caddis off small adams parachutes and that was the ticket..

    Up your way (ADK) I use alot of stimulators or high floating flies in the faster waters...I always try an match the hatch when possible but presentation is more important to me so I need something that will perform to the water type first...


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    Re: Best fly for using dry fly as indicator

    Most people tie the dropper to the bend of the dry fly. Lately I have often been tying the dry to a 4" dropper like wet fly guys use. That allows you to change the dry without losing the dropper. One nights when I don't know what to tie on I find that more useful in experimenting. If I have the combo I want dialed in I am more likely to tie the dropper off the bend of the dry.


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    Re: Best fly for using dry fly as indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffK View Post
    Most people tie the dropper to the bend of the dry fly. Lately I have often been tying the dry to a 4" dropper like wet fly guys use. That allows you to change the dry without losing the dropper. One nights when I don't know what to tie on I find that more useful in experimenting. If I have the combo I want dialed in I am more likely to tie the dropper off the bend of the dry.

    i do both the bend and the tag end of the surgeons knot.... i have no rhyme or reason either. sometimes the tag end wraps unfavorably around the rest of the line, and i think sometimes it screws up the presentation. other times i think the bend of the hook hangs up more than the other way.

    it probably does not matter which way you go, ive caught fish both ways and my father had two on at once during a march brown hatch several years back... he tied on two flymphs, one with and without the wing and boy what a deadly combo that was. he cleared 20 trout in an hour in the rain i would say.

    the point is, it works!


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    Re: Best fly for using dry fly as indicator

    I've been developing quite a respect of late for the Renegade as an indicator. Floats like cork, is easy to see, makes a passable "cluster" fly and can be fished wet without changing flies if you wish. It doesn't seem to spook fish who are keying midges.

    Bob

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    Re: Best fly for using dry fly as indicator

    Ive always been a big fan of using something like this. Say Ahh, Green - Attractors - Dry Flies - Discount Flies TheFlyStop.com A nice white post and a slender profile so as not to make to much a distraction on the float by.


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    Re: Best fly for using dry fly as indicator

    What about big foam terrestrials instead of an indicator?


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    Re: Best fly for using dry fly as indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by nickyfins View Post
    What about big foam terrestrials instead of an indicator?
    Great, but limited more or less to the months of September and early October. Ancient thread.....but cabin fever is probably bad all over right now. Carry on.

    A sinking fly is closer to Hell - ​Unknown

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