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Old 02-28-2012, 07:57 PM
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Reading a book last night and the author made reference to a "right angle" leader. Tie a short section of tippet to a strike indicator, then tie on a section of tippet (long enough to get your fly to the desired depth) to the first one using an improved clench knot just ahead of the strike indicator. This allows the second section of tippet to enter the water at a "right angle" to the leader.

I tied a short (18") 3X tippet to my leader, tied on a strike indicator, then added about 2' of 5X (flouro) tippet (water was about 30" deep where I was fishing).

Tried on a "green weenie" and it wasn't long until a bluegill hit!

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Hits were soft, and the fish felt cold, but I did manage to catch a few.

BTW - That's my new 6'6" Greys 5wt. Not the best choice for where I was fishing today, but I wanted to feel a fish on the rod.
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Std. nymph rig out here, works great at anything you would use a indicator to fish.... Another thing some do while nymphing for steelhead is to tie on a snap swivel to the butt with the tipped tied to the swivel(not the snap) and use the snap to attach the Indicator(thingamabobber, or insta-set type indicator), and two or three bugs(shot too) hanging 6'-8' or more below. It helps keep the leader from getting twisted up while casting or retrieving after a long drift.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:48 PM
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I've never really understood using that with a single fly. Care to explain the pros and cons? Anyone?
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