The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-28-2007, 03:24 PM
tie one on's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 392
tie one on will become famous soon enoughtie one on will become famous soon enough
Question Favorite Tandem Rig ?

I believe there was a thread sometime back asking whether
you did or did not use tandem rigs, but here's a spinoff of that
question. What is your favorite trout tandem rig ?

The first fly on my setup would be a Elk Hair Caddis (tied on
a scud type hook) followed by a small Glass Beadhead Midge.
This not only gives a nice floating attractor, but also a larva
just below the surface.

Since I just started to use tandem setups two or so years ago
I seldom will go trout fishing without using one. I am anticipating
using this particular setup on my new Sage FLI 4wt. While also
having my Scott 5wt setup with a duo nymph setup in the drift
boat as well.

What are your setups ?

Tie One On
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-28-2007, 11:23 PM
BigCliff's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 4,313
BigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant future
Default Re: Favorite Tandem Rig ?

My favorite tandem rig would have to be a size 16 or 18 Stimulator with a ESP trailing behind to match the dominant caddis hatch, size and color-wise. (ESP= Emergent Sparkle Pupa)

Easy trick to help pick a ESP, match the color of the fly to the color of the stream-bed. (the Larvae/Pupae will likely be the same)
__________________
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-29-2007, 09:59 AM
Colorado Cajun's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 240
Colorado Cajun is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Favorite Tandem Rig ?

I fish Tandem rigs most of the time, actually the only times I don't are when I fish certain streamers and sometimes during hatches. I don't have a favorite because conditions change and the bugs that are around are only around for so long then a month or 2 later, something else is working better. I used to get "bug locked" for lack of a better term, now I try to keep an open mind and change up if I'm not catching.
__________________
Mitch

Give a man a fish, he will have dinner. Teach a man to fish and he will be late for dinner. Quote by Someone. *L*
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-29-2007, 02:16 PM
Joni's Avatar  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,551
Joni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond reputeJoni has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Favorite Tandem Rig ?

right now, for me is a big foam dry (ant, beetle, hopper) and a chironomid or nymph dropper. Softhackle nymphs are the best, but I do like a little weight on the dropper. Either a bead (preferably Tungsten) or tungsten wrapped fly.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2007, 11:10 AM
madriverbrown's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 29
madriverbrown is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Favorite Tandem Rig ?

Ran into a fellow a week ago fishing a foam ant with a drowned ant as a dropper. He told me this has been a killer combo anywhere he has fished through the summer months. On the other hand I fish either a hares ear with a bead head caddis larva as a dropper or a hares ear with a bead head pheasant tail as a dropper. Both work well for me!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-29-2008, 04:44 AM
Davo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Posts: 2,869
Blog Entries: 59
Davo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud of
Send a message via MSN to Davo Send a message via Skype™ to Davo
Default Re: Favorite Tandem Rig ?

I've used the tandem Big buoyant dry with a nymph trailer a lot. Read many articles and several post here about it. There is one technique I use here on the snake river I hardly ever hear about. That is to use two dry flies together.

Here on the Snake we get multiple hatches. I like to take a fly like a Hopper or Yellow Stimulator to offer the fish what is always around and what they are accustom to taking. Then 3 to 6 inches behind I double up with a small PMD Parachute extended body, Parachute adams, BWO .....ect. Your possibilities are close to endless. This has proved very effective at bring up trout on inactive days.
__________________
Davo
My worst day on the water beats my best day anywhere else hands down!!

Upstream Anglers and Outdoor Adventures
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Summerfest & Anglers Market 8/25/07 CFFCM General Discussion 0 08-23-2007 04:04 PM
Korkers Konvertible Wading Boot??? Piscator General Discussion 4 06-05-2006 09:22 AM
Fishing Articles from EzineArt Mr. Fish Goes to Washington.... Articlebot General Fly Fishing Discussion 0 01-02-2006 10:30 AM
Welcome, stundoman! Fish Bones Member Introductions 1 05-03-2005 12:47 PM
Looking like spring is almost here! Curtis Western U.S. 12 04-22-2005 09:50 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.