Fly Fishing for Coarse Fish

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Santiago
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Re: Fly Fishing for Coarse Fish

Post by Santiago » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:46 am

Yes I know, but this method uses dry flies! Which has not been covered.
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Re: Fly Fishing for Coarse Fish

Post by Duebel » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:52 am

In the thread I was thinking of there's this link

http://traditionalfloats.blogspot.co.uk ... tting.html

The use of a dry fly dropper above the float is covered there as well. Very interesting!

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Re: Fly Fishing for Coarse Fish

Post by Phil Arnott » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:17 pm

One method I knew about was trotting an artificial shrimp under a float for grayling (with no bait at all). I think this method appeared in one of the old mags and was used locally in the seventies. I shall have a word with the Oracle (Kev Clifford) as he metioned the method quite recently.

I once fished for grayling which I could observe and watched them refuse worms and maggots on my trotting rod but instantly took the artificial shrinp I presented to them on my fly rod.

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Re: Fly Fishing for Coarse Fish

Post by Santiago » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:48 pm

The method of long trotting with a dry fly is well described by LA Parker in his book 'This Fishing ' first published in 1948, p83 to 87. One basically uses a self cocking float with a ring on the stem. Pass the line through the ring then through the band near the tip and then the line goes to the fly with a cast of about 9'. So the float is actually attached upside down from convention!
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