|08-18-2007 07:51 PM|
I think your best chance is to tie it Bendback style. Having said that, you'll find you miss a higher % of strikes.
|08-14-2007 07:15 AM|
There has got to be a better way!
|08-13-2007 09:24 PM|
One problem I've encountered when trying to tie a "hook up" or keel-style fly (and some other weedless designs) is that the materials and/or weedguard seem to interfere with my ability to hook the fish. I haven't tried Jared's scum fly design yet but it looks promising.
The fly line and the mechanics of retrieving a fly also make it a challenge to fish in scum and lily pads. With spinning and baitcasting gear you can fish the lure on top and keep the line out of the water. That doesn't quite work with flyfishing.
|08-13-2007 07:05 PM|
Theres a scum fly recipe a few threads back under the warm water flies archive.
If I dont use that pattern in heavy weeds I usually use poppers with looped mono weed guards.
|08-13-2007 06:58 PM|
So thats how you do it!
|08-13-2007 05:51 PM|
|popper||I tie them so that they are supposed to float hook down. That consistently gets them to float hook up.|
|08-13-2007 04:47 PM|
Hook up for deerhair bugs?
Any body got any ideas on how to get deerhair bugs to consistently float hook up?
I tried trimming the hair so the hook side was more bouyant which worked for awhile. Once the fly gets waterlogged it stopped riding hook up.
Also, what do you guys do to go weedless?