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Old 02-15-2000, 11:04 AM
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hitching flies?

As I understand the original intention of riffle hitching was because the questionable integrity of gut loops. The benefit that hitching provided is the "action" imparted to the fly on the surface, which some believe increases its effectiveness. Has anyone experimented by hitching a subsurface fly fished on a sink tip? I'm curious if this will swim, or if the leader would twist.
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