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 12-16-2008, 06:33 AM
gvillevol's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 37
gvillevol is on a distinguished road
Default New Angling system....

Read about this in the newest Fly Fisherman magazine I got. Has anyone tried it before? It looks and sounds pretty cool. They must be quite new because their website isn't up and running yet. Check out the youtube video in their blog though.

Moffitt Angling
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2008, 08:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 313
OldMan will become famous soon enoughOldMan will become famous soon enough
Default Re: New Angling system....

So, there's no hook in the fly, but instead there's a bare hook at the end of the leader. I'm trying to figure why this is better?

Fish won't feel the hook, so it won't spit out the fly? I think the fish will still know it's not a real bug. It would have to hang onto the fly longer than normal to slide down to the hook.

I'm open for a better explanation.


edit..Ok, I see now. I looked at the pictures. The hook is on the outside and does less damage. Interesting idea.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2008, 08:59 AM
Guy Guy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 29
Guy will become famous soon enough
Default Re: New Angling system....

There was a recent discussion on this on the Dan Blanton Board. The general concensus was the moffit system equals snagging and may not be legal in many jurisdictions and certainly not "flyfishing kosher".

I am not sure I would fish this way, but by the same token, I wouldn't be quite so hard on it. The idea is to hook (snag) the fish outside of the mouth reducing deep throat / gill hook ups. If considered legal where you fish, I wouldn't hold it against any one if they used the system (or kick you out of my boat!)
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2008, 01:57 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: New Angling system....

Its got some aspects of pegged beads and tube fly fishing, both of which have been around for a while.

If you think about it though, its really a **** shoot as to whether a hook 6" away from the thing they're attacking is going to hook them. Seems like it would be especially problematic when swinging or bottom bouncing a fly.
__________________
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-17-2008, 04:41 AM
glassroddr's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wakefield, Quebec.
Posts: 151
glassroddr has a spectacular aura aboutglassroddr has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: New Angling system....

After looking at it, I figure it would be illegal up here. The regs. specify that the fly must be tied on a hook. Interesting set up though.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-17-2008, 10:24 AM
Biggie's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bozeman Montana
Posts: 171
Biggie has much to be proud ofBiggie has much to be proud ofBiggie has much to be proud ofBiggie has much to be proud ofBiggie has much to be proud ofBiggie has much to be proud ofBiggie has much to be proud ofBiggie has much to be proud of
Default Re: New Angling system....

I wouldn't call it a new system. They have been using this rigging for fishing egg patterns in Alaska for ten years or more. It can be affective and it does keep anglers from hooking fish deep and in the gills. The trade offs though are hooking fish outside of the mouth, possibly and eye as well as a few missed fish.

There is plenty of debate as to wether or not it is Koser with fly snobs, but until they prove to me that it is any more detremental to fish than standard rigs I will continue to use it on occassion.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-17-2008, 10:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 313
OldMan will become famous soon enoughOldMan will become famous soon enough
Default Re: New Angling system....

What are the flies tied on to?
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
Just Want to Introduce myself NorthernAngler Northeast 11 05-19-2009 07:08 PM
crystal meth GeorgeMcFly Share Patterns 8 01-02-2009 01:02 AM
buying online eaglesfn68 General Discussion 5 09-22-2008 12:29 AM
redfeeeesh tbrillinger223 Saltwater Fly Fishing 13 01-04-2008 10:01 PM
BigHorn River, Montana Flies tatco Flies 4 06-25-2006 07:10 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 AM.


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.