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Old 04-05-2014, 09:57 AM
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Don't know what to tell ya but I fish buggers and mini buggers on my 7' superfine 4wt and my 7' Winston wt 3wt. all in timing and lots of practice been doing it for 35 years. love my short light rods for everything.
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Don't know what to tell ya but I fish buggers and mini buggers on my 7' superfine 4wt and my 7' Winston wt 3wt. all in timing and lots of practice been doing it for 35 years. love my short light rods for everything.
whats your set up, wt and length of tippet? seems a few guys pointed out that I may be using too long and too find a tippet section.

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ry this link... McCauley Lord gives a pretty good description of the cast... better than I can in a short space..

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that is very intriguing. I need to investigate that some more. thank you
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I use a furled leader of 5 to 6 ft and about 3 to 4 ft of orvis superstrong tippet 5 to 6 x depending how clear or how finicky the fish are (trout). I also use orvis superstrong mono leader 7 1/2 ft with same tippet. works well for me

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One more thing and this may be the kicker. I don't weight my buggers !! I do use a bead head but that is it, that can be the big difference. I fish them sloooooow.
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A bigger hammer fixes everything!

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It's all experience and slowing it down... I can toss a 3x #6 bugger wrapped all in .20-.30 lead and 4mm dumbbell eyes with my 6' glass 5wt... Can also toss the same buggers on my 8'6 3wt CT which is a moderate action graphite
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I use WBs with my boo Orvis and sometimes have weight added, slowing down your cast when fishing slow or medium action rods help. I catch a lot more fish with smaller burgers than with the bigger ones.
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I've cast larger weighted buggers on my 3WT. At some point you are not fly casting in the traditional sense, as the heavy fly is now casting the lighter line. I haven't lost any sleep because of this technicality.

I have better success on smaller buggers for my local trout.
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