06-19-2013, 06:55 AM
Re: Lily pad fishing
First of all, your "boat" has to be stationary so that the wind doesn't shift you around, causing your line to get wrapped around the lilly stems.
Then when you cast, keep your rod tip up like you were skating a caddis dry and try to skip your popper across the very top of the pads.
You have to keep the popper in motion or it will drop down just enough to get stuck.
I use a double mono weed guard and try to line them up so one is on each side of the hook point. This serves a double duty as at some point one of the weed guards will get bend out of shape. You can cut it off and still have another extending the life of the popper.
As for missing hits, that may be because your weed guard is too heavy. 2 lighter ones would be better than 1 heavy.
Other than that you have to just deal with it
Double weed guard
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