Rigging to drift midges
If I use a 9' tapered leader and bend it on the line how can I attach the attractor to the leader above the "tippet end" so I can attach the midget to "tippet end" of the leader.
I would like to keep the rig at 9' and not add "tippet" to the "tippet end" which would make the overall length about 11'.
I could use a shorter leader and tie on the attractor to the tippet end of the leader and add a tippet material to bring the length to 9'.
Also does it work better to use enough weight (beadhead) when tying my attractor nymph to sink it or add shot above the nymph?