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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Bozeman, MT and Sheridan, WY but now Houston, Texas

    Default Re: Stocked trout question ;)

    Even on wild trout that see alot of fishing days, like the madison river or gallatin river out here, I rarely if ever use anything smaller than a 4-5x(nymph fishing), and usually am in the 0-3x range.

    Getting a proper drift, and not false casting too much spooks the fish way more than thicker line imo.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Southeast Pennsylvania

    Default Re: Stocked trout question ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyRichardFly View Post
    Same thing with your #8 bugger. With a 6X it will pulsate and flutter when just sitting there, because of the thin line. You won't break the line, just use a good knot. I like a six turn Uni to connect the fly to the leader/tippet.
    That's the trade-off with heavier tippets: less movement.

    Trout season re-opens at 8am, but I won't be using corn... . Has
    anyone ever watched a hatchery trout to see that they don't eat insects?
    This past winter I was catching trout with buggers and green copper johns,
    while guys with corn and powerbait caught nothing. We were fishing the
    exact same spot. One guy did manage to get a couple on green powerbait....

    I've always avoided stocked waters, mostly because the site of empty corn
    cans and bobbers floating all around isn't what I dream about .

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