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    Default Fly rigging?

    Is there a place in this forum that has like pictures of how people rig up their different flies and what not?

    Being a beginner it would be great to actually see some pictures of how others are using two or three flies at a time. Unless this is some secret stuff that nobody wants to share

    I have used two flies mainly so far and it's normally just some dry fly (sorry I don't know the names yet) and then some beadhead nymph that drops down a little further back from the dry and an indicator in front of the dry fly. I don't really know anything else about rigging them for different settings and such.

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    Default Re: Fly rigging?

    Here are the basics:

    How to fish with more than one fly - There are several situations where tying more than one fly on your tippet makes sense. We go through a few and show you several methods of rigging and fishing more than one fly. - Global FlyFisher


    More:

    Casting Doubles | Riverwood Blog - Fly Fishing Gear & Guided Fishing Trips in Oregon

    That should help with two fly setups.

    No need to use an indicator when fishing a dry fly and a nymph, the dry fly should act as a strike indicator. If the fish takes the dry you'll see it, if the fish takes the nymph the dry should twitch, bob, or sink. The only time you might use an indicator with a dry is if you are trying to sink it, sometimes sinking a caddis or ant is very effective.

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    Default Re: Fly rigging?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhardin80 View Post
    Is there a place in this forum that has like pictures of how people rig up their different flies and what not?

    Being a beginner it would be great to actually see some pictures of how others are using two or three flies at a time. Unless this is some secret stuff that nobody wants to share

    I have used two flies mainly so far and it's normally just some dry fly (sorry I don't know the names yet) and then some beadhead nymph that drops down a little further back from the dry and an indicator in front of the dry fly. I don't really know anything else about rigging them for different settings and such.
    There’s a little book you should pick up for under 20 bucks called Fishing Tandem Flies written by Charles Meck, you will enjoy it.

    Rick

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    Default Re: Fly rigging?

    ahhhh I knew I was probably just missing something. That is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhardin80 View Post
    ahhhh I knew I was probably just missing something. That is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so very much!
    Ironcially for a week or two when I started fly fishing I couldn't understand how one might rig up two flies at all, couldn't figure out how one could get two on the same line spaced far enough apart to be effective. Then I found some people who showed me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oarfish View Post
    There’s a little book you should pick up for under 20 bucks called Fishing Tandem Flies written by Charles Meck, you will enjoy it.

    Rick
    I will definitely get that book, thanks for the info!

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    Default Re: Fly rigging?

    I fish 2 streamers, 2 wet flies, or a combination much of the time and the rig is so simple that there's no reason not to.

    You make a loop2loop connection between the leader and tippet (perfection loop on the leader side, surgeons loop on the tippet) and simply keep the tag end of the tippet loop long.... 4-6 inches.
    Done and done
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Fly rigging?

    I'll be the negative person here .

    I'm fairly new to fly fishing -- probably about 6 months out from where you are -- though my lord I've come a long way....especially with casting, which I've focused on very intensely.

    I hate 2 fly rigs most of the time....and I especially hate the kind where you tied a blood knot (or whatever) and leave the tag extra long to attach the 2nd fly. If I run a 2-fly rig, I use this one and find it MUCH easier to fish --

    “Seeing Double” | MidCurrent

    Bookmark midcurrent while you're at it . I tie the 2nd fly to the bend of the hook of the first fly, keeping both in line. They won't tangle as easily this way and it's easier to cast IMO.

    If you're new to fly fishing and casting I'd actually steer you away from 2 fly rigs because they're a pain in the ass to cast and I found it easier to focus on a 1-fly rig first. I'm glad I did this! When I do a 2-fly I tend to lob cast as first choice, and oval cast if I can't lob. I don't really enjoy fishing split shot, indicator rigs, 2-fly rigs but did have success with the system on the Elk River here in WV this October.....they definitely work well and should be used, but I'd focus on the basics first. Just me -- no one sue .

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    Default Re: Fly rigging?

    Check this out: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K5Cgd6_K9Q]Rigging for nymphing - YouTube[/ame]

    Have a good day.

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    Default Re: Fly rigging?

    One 'problem' I've had with the traditional droppers is the flies wrapping around the following leader. Only way I've come up with to defeat this is by scaling down the 'test' of each follow up bit. The way I do most of mine is to tie on the first fly (the largest/heaviest first and smaller/lighter as you go down the rig) and then tie the following one(s) off the eye of the upper hook. This makes the first/second hooks hang down like the letter "J."

    Fish wants the fly there's no leader in the way as you'd have tyeing off from the bend of the hook.
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