Originally Posted by jor fly
How do you fish your McGinty IA?
I throw it in the water and the fish bite it
Seriously, that is about it. I weight mine just a bit with wire for a slow sink. They'll take it on the drop usually, I'd watch the end of flyline and let them run about a half foot before I set the hook lightly. If I thought it had hit bottom just strip it back in a bit or a gentle jig of rod tip to raise it toward surface for another drop. First time I used it the bite was stupid fast. I was fishing a new shallow lake that hasn't nearly filled yet, 4' deep maybe. I'm sure it has other uses. I will tie some lighter and heavier ones eventually. The fly didn't gut shot the fish which was a plus for me, as I usually release, and don't want to harm my new lakes breeding stock.