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On a standard 2 nymph setup, what is the purpose of the first fly? Do you tie something on that you know will get strikes, and a different dropper just to double your chances? Or do you tie on more of an attractor type fly just to get the trouts attention and then tie a dropper that you know will get hits?

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For me, I usually tie on a bigger fly that I know works well. So, it's a little of both... It attracts and catches fish.

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On a standard 2 nymph setup, what is the purpose of the first fly? Do you tie something on that you know will get strikes, and a different dropper just to double your chances? Or do you tie on more of an attractor type fly just to get the trouts attention and then tie a dropper that you know will get hits?

-- Edited by Ty on Monday 14th of September 2009 11:11:48 AM



Hi Ty,
The answer is yes to both questions.  When I tie up a double rig, both flies that are tied on are flies that I have confidence in that a fish will look at.

Right now on the Lower Yuba, a popular rig is a Rubber Legs Stone followed with a caddis pupa or a micro may.  The stonefly acts has three functions.  First it represents a juvenile stonefly.  Second, it acts as an attractor with the floppy rubber legs.  Lastly, it's a bomb fly - with a body wrapped in .035" lead wire, the fly will sink like a stone (no pun intended).

Last week, I fished at the "gun club" near Daguerre Point.  The rig was so effective, that I got dinky fish on the dropper and large adults on the stonefly (not on the same cast though).

AB

 



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Hey Ty,
I just saw this article in Midcurrent.  It may explain a few things for you.

AB

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I fish 3 flies all the time, i use flies i think will be effective and have confidence in. The size of flies doesnt really make much of a difference in the order that they are rigged because they are fished off of tags. the only thing that really dictates the order of flies is confidence, especially the bottom fly because its sort of a sacrafice as it is snagged or caught up in moss a lot off the time.

Generally i dont fish weighted flies because i fish a lot of split shot, more than most fisherman, and i feel weighted flies dont give you as great a natural drift as an unweighted fly.



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AbelBoy wrote:

Hey Ty,
I just saw this article in Midcurrent. It may explain a few things for you.

AB



That's some good stuff there.  Thanks AB.  I usually had been tying a large beadhead and then my sz. 18-22 dropper.  I think for Putah my first fly has been too large to produce strikes on that fly.  I guess it depends on the body of water too.  Thanks for all the input guys.

 



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I fish 3 flies all the time, i use flies i think will be effective and have confidence in. The size of flies doesnt really make much of a difference in the order that they are rigged because they are fished off of tags. the only thing that really dictates the order of flies is confidence, especially the bottom fly because its sort of a sacrafice as it is snagged or caught up in moss a lot off the time.

Generally i dont fish weighted flies because i fish a lot of split shot, more than most fisherman, and i feel weighted flies dont give you as great a natural drift as an unweighted fly.

 



Cody, don't you get alot of tangles with 3 flies? I get plenty with 2!

 



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no, i get very few tangles. remember youre not casting you are lobbing.

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