BerndBernd Ziesche wrote:Hi Lou,Lou Bruno wrote: I add a section of tippet, about 8in to my main tippet using a blood knot.
At the tag end of that tippet I tie a basic overhand knot. I attach my split shot, knot prevents the split shot from sliding off.
that's how I used to fish for mullets at times.
Then I realized the relatively long side arm supporting to miss a lot of takes (be feeling them) and only used it when seeing both the fly and the fish.
Drop shot anglers position their jigs/lures above the weight as well. But they hang it directly on the main line. I was wondering, if we might have room to improve by doing this as well?
Regards and thanks
Certainly...I often change my set up based on current, time of day, color of water, water depth.
I'll change the location of my split shot, sometimes between two nymphs. I change how I tie them to my tippet...from hook eye, from bend of hook.
But, my favorite is the method I initially described. I'll add a smaller wet fly from the bend of the hook, using lighter tippet.
I don't use a separate floating indicator...it's built into my line.
I've used it so much that I'm confident.
And being casting instructors who fish, I use as many casts or mends to achieve the desired drift/presentation.
Changing the set up makes fly fishing fun.
I'm reading about Joe Brooks Broadside Float.
http://www.garyborger.com/2014/04/17/br ... ide-float/