OK, been fishing less than I should, and reading TOOOO..much. But still confused?
Found tons of hits on "google",but still not sure what it's all about...Best I can get of of it all is "Dead Drift". Anypone have a clue? HewB, needs help.
Of course high sticking is the best way to maintain a drag-free float, but you can achieve it through careful mending. When you cast upstream make sure you do a hard mend upstream and get your flyline directly upstream of your float, running with the current. Then use a float with a stick and watch the position of the stick. If the stick is pointing upstream, you probably have a pretty good drift. If you see it turn, mend your line or drag your line back upstream until it points back upstream. Fish will often strike when you drag it back up, so be ready for a strike.
Thanks guys, good input for the NuBe, much appreciated. Helps me sort some things out. Now about that Bobber (SORRY should have read INDICATOR for the true blue FF), do you always use an INDICATOR when High Sticking, or just watch you line for an INDICATION?
Last edited by FlyLie; 08-13-2010 at 05:07 PM.
p.s. Thingamabobbers are my favorite strike indicators...check them out!
I end up fishing a dry fly with a nymph dropper about 95% of the time. Even when they are only eating below the surface, I still keep the dry on.
I don't use indicators because they make it ridiculously hard to roll cast for me, I need to be able to roll cast or I have to put my fly rod away. If I do that, I can't fish, because I'm hopelessly addicted to the rush of catching fish on little artworks I've made. Even the ugly ones. And in most of the places I frequent sunfish and chubs will maul it anyway, making it useless. Can't even sore mouth the little turds while they're biting the indicator.