After reading an article on how folks in the UK do it. That is exactly what I am planning on doing but with a full sinking line. Bobbie on the point and an unweighted fly 3 feet apart." I was thinking that a strip and pause retrieve over deep weeds or structure with an intermediate line might work at certain times.
No. It's not a tactic that readily adapts to flowing water. Fish a bouyant fly as part of a team on a river by all means but it's not a washing line.Have you tried it in the river?
You, can... but would be missing out. Shocking to people new to using them at just how many fish eat the Booby. Sometimes you can't move it fast enough. The fish just love to chase them down and smash them once the water gets into the mid 50s.That's exactly what I was thinking.
Can you just put a plastic indicator on the point?
Yesterday for the first time I used a FAB as a terminal fly (same effect as a booby). I used in a famous reservoir here in Oregon and didn't set it up as a true washer line but used it with a type 3 (Sci Angler Intermediate/2/3) and a long leader and a balanced leech dropper. I think the theory is that the bouyant fly will be more or less drug down in the water column when making a slow strip then begin to float/move upwards when you pause the strip. This worked well yesterday. The fish keyed on on the FAB. Others around me weren't hooking as many fish and this of course doesn't mean my luck was connected to this tactic but who knows. I'll be experimenting with the washing line system with a floater line next. Really interesting. I have seen no one using it here locally. Best to ya. Loren