08-13-2010, 10:35 AM
Re: Small Flies & Tippets - Thinking Outside The Box
Jamie, there is a sweet little piece of gear I use when guiding.
Tackle buddies, makes, essentially, a rubber dowel divided into sections,with a small rubber hook sticking out of the side.
You hook the dropper on the rubber hook, then wind the tippet around the dowel.
Then just hook the lead fly into the rubber dowel.
The small buddy has 8 sections. When we have a problem (lose our stuff on a snag),
I tie one knot and we're back in the game with two flies.
Works for me!
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.