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Old 08-17-2010, 08:55 PM
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As I said, I normally don't try to sink the tippet on a dry even though I've read you are supposed to. In any event I usually tie about an 18" tippet on the the end of whatever leader I am using. I figured if that 18" sank, that such a short length (18") wouldn't pull a dry under. In any event, for anyone that has done this, is it worthwhile? That is, have you noticed better takes by the trout?
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:27 PM
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Probably all in my head or shear confidence, but I have gone fishing with guides before, same stretch, same flies, but choose fluoro and I do catch more.
I should say, I use a 5' to 6' furled leader very well greased for dries and usually at least 3' of fluoro give or take. I tie the flies one with a Surgeon's loop and it works for me.
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Hey, flouro for subsurface, mono for dries. That's been the understood use since flouro came out. Doesn't mean everyone uses them the same, but the flouro is heavier than mono, thus it sinks easier. As far as catching more fish on top using flouro tippets, it's not worth the tradeoff for me to deal with the aggrivation of the tippet dragging my fly under. Use mono, grease things up and make a good presentation.

This past Saturday I was fishing dry flies and using mono tippets. My largest fish, a 23-inch, 6lb rainbow, charged two-feet across the surface to take my Parasol Emerger fly hanging off of a 2x mono tippet. The other fish I caught were all 18 to 22 inches and they took a size 14 dry fly emerger pattern attached to a 4x tippet with a Dnncan Loop (Uni)knot. Presentation was the key.

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Hey, flouro for subsurface, mono for dries. That's been the understood use since flouro came out. Doesn't mean everyone uses them the same, but the flouro is heavier than mono, thus it sinks easier. As far as catching more fish on top using flouro tippets, it's not worth the tradeoff for me to deal with the aggrivation of the tippet dragging my fly under. Use mono, grease things up and make a good presentation.

This past Saturday I was fishing dry flies and using mono tippets. My largest fish, a 23-inch, 6lb rainbow, charged two-feet across the surface to take my Parasol Emerger fly hanging off of a 2x mono tippet. The other fish I caught were all 18 to 22 inches and they took a size 14 dry fly emerger pattern attached to a 4x tippet with a Dnncan Loop (Uni)knot. Presentation was the key.

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I agree we need to wet some flies, but right now it looks like third week of Sept. at the H
Can you do that? We want to do a Sat. to following Sun.
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Can you do that? We want to do a Sat. to following Sun.
So far, so good. Sunday is out for me, but the Saturday will definitely work.. I'll PM you for details.

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Well then, is it generally agreed that for dry fly fishing a flourocarbon tippet really isn't necessary- more for subsurface?
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It depends on who you ask. I use it on everything...necessary? Makes all the difference in to world - to me. Like I said I fish #32's (DRIES) in the winter and I use fluoro.
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Well then maybe I'll stop being a cheap son of a gun and get some.
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