03-15-2008, 05:39 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
How do you weight your flies ????
Having been a fly tier for some years now & using many
methods myself to get my flies down to the fish I thought
it may bring some interesting discussion as to what you
typically use to weight your flies. Now I know that the
amount of weight you use is determined on how deep you
maybe fishing & how fast you want that fly to reach the
correct strike zone.
1. Do you like non-lead wire around the shank ?
2. Do you like coneheads, or beadheads ?
3. Do you like barbell eyes ?
If you had only one to use, let's say only one is available,
which type do you prefer for your flies that need to go
down ? My personal choice is the non-lead wrap. It is
very simple to me. With the weight dispersed somewhat
equally, the fly has a much higher percentage of going
down in the water column much more horizontal (that is
more naturally) than it does with the weight all up front,
which in my engineering mind makes it nose dive. Plus all
the weight material is hidden & to me makes a cleaner
more natural looking tasty treat for my target of the day.
How about you, what do you prefer,
Tie One On