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Old 09-13-2007, 01:24 PM
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Question When tying a weighted fly ?

Tried to submit this thread last night, but got kicked off
for some reason ??? So he goes again :-)

When you are tying a weighted fly do you prefer to wrap
non-lead wire on the shank, or do you prefer let's say a cone
head weight by the hook eye ?
For me personally I like the wrapped shank. Simple reason :
When I've been in the river to test the fly out they seem to
have a greater tendency to sink more horizontal, then diving
with the nose down. ( I usually use .025-.035 non-lead )
What do you prefer ? Are there any other options out there
that you use ?

Just for a clarification I'm not talking about smaller "nymph"
type flies that you might use a beadhead. I'm talking like :
Black Stonefly, Wooly Buggers, Sculpin. Some type of fly
you want down on the bottom.

Any thoughts, or suggestions ??

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