Re: Basic Dry Fly Setup
Many of the points / recommendations that I would make have already been mentioned. Having a proper drift / mend is a key factor. Also, decent flies do make a significant difference. I personally do like gel floatants such as Aquel / Gink /etc. Spending a few moments to make sure the floatant is applied appropriately (rub into hackle etc.) and not simply dumped onto the fly also aids in floatation. Make sure the fly is dry prior to applying any floatant. The idea of using a large dry fly as an indicator is a great method for fishing very small flies. Like so many aspects of fly fishing and life, practice will pay huge dividends.