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View Poll Results: What is your favorite ff technic ??

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  • Upstream dries (sight fished too)

    56 56.00%
  • Downstream streamer swings

    12 12.00%
  • "Nymphing" (pretty vast, but I don't really know this (these) tech.

    23 23.00%
  • Wets

    9 9.00%
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    I too am with Jim and Fly Tier....drifting a dry fly DOWNSTREAM. I actually enjoy dry flies any old way (upstream or downstream) but I'm always nervous about lining a fish when casting upstream.


    Shawn


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    Upstream wets on a short line with a long rod are my favorite - although it has to be to visible fish. Love the hunt - stalking the fish, moving to the right spot, and making that good presentation. Of course I will never turn down up and down dries, swinging wets, stripping or dead drifting streamers, etc, etc. However, lately I just can't seem to get into blind nymph fishing. I know it's effective and I used to be able to do it, but now I just can't maintain the concentration to catch anything this way. With the high water since September it's been a long winter.


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    Rick,

    I wouldn't want to be limited either, just wanted to see, if you had the choice, what would it be.

    Sight fishing here is a blast. From some of the lies, we can see right into the pool, cast to a target and watch the take (or refusal).

    I prefer dries and will fish them even when other tactics are more successful. I'm not being elitist, I just do it for fun.


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    Talking wet fly guy

    I have to go with Andy B. It wet flies!!
    Softy's are right in there to.

    Wet


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    Wet,

    When I say wet flies, I mean soft hackles.


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    Choice

    If I have a choice, I guess it would be..

    Drifting a Henryville Special, twitch it a little, drift some more.... then BAM!

    catch my breath and do it again.....

    FTH
    >~^~//

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    I also love the visual aspect of a trout taking a dry fly. Whether I drift my dry up or downstream it doesn't matter to me. There is nothing like dry fly fishing for me.


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    I like any technique that "works". Top water is most fun, but around
    the areas I fish, underwater is the key, almost anything that can
    imitate the various food items.

    ok, ok, I like swinging emergers "best"


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    Definately blind fishing with nymphs. I love the anticipation of not knowing exactly what size, type and number of fish are in the particular run I am drifting. Where the next drift could result in a great fish.

    I think of it as being a kid on Christmas morning. It wouldn't be as exciting if the presents were unwrapped and I new what I was getting as I ran down the stairs!

    At least thats how I look at it.


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    Thumbs up

    James,

    I guess it depends also where and how one fishes.

    On my home waters, bag limit is 1 per day for adult salmon or 2 juveniles. We also "encourage" anglers to stop after 2 releases (when it's too hot out).

    So 'ya see, "if" you had the choice, would you cast to the 6 lb fish or the 22 lb fish ?? That's why I prefer (to some extent) sight fishing (up or down stream). I just have more fun casting dries.


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    Chris, you gonna get down to the catskills this upcoming season?


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    Men are Visual Creatures

    If trout stopped taking dry flies (flys that I can see the take) I'd stop fishing. Men are by nature visual (think of the sexual response)....
    OM
    Hope to see all of you at next Thursday's meeting in Trenton.


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