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Old 03-12-2012, 02:30 PM
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Heavier flies on lighter tackle? I had an 8'6" 4wt out today and did some nymph fishing, some with an indicator/shot/tandem rig mess which was not a problem for the most part. I approached some different water and needed to lose the indicator tandem rig but I was having some terrible casts when I took the indicator off and was trying to cast a larger BH nymph by itself. It seems like that big BH nymph had a mind of its own and didnt want to unroll with the rest of the line and leader both on back casts and forward casts. Seemed like there was alot of hinging motion in the leader. I was using a faster action rod and a 9' 4x leader. Is this a casting issue, or an equipment issue, or both? I'm thinking that a 7' leader may have changed things but I didn't try it. Good day though, 3 big holdover rainbows hitting the stonefly nymphs before the thunder-boomers ran me off.
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