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Old 10-05-2004, 06:26 AM
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In addition to the great advice from loophitech and loco_alto...

I use heavy flies, often weighted, when fishing for saltwater species and find these things to be helpful:
  • try shorter compact tapers, like the Rio Clouser line
  • use a more gradual speed-up to the stop with a longer path of the rod tip if not already
  • switch to a shorter / stouter leader
  • cast with more line out of the guides (i.e. the whole head)
  • tie the buggers with a little more tail material to add a little drag to reduce the jerkiness
  • lose the bead head and go to a sinking line to get down
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