|February 22nd, 1999|
Answering Technical QuestionsBy Barkley Bull
I usual rig up with a 9 foot
fluorocarbon leader (better able to withstand lawn and garden abrasiveness)
with a 4x tippet (better able to turn over larger caddis and cricket patterns
in the gusty New England wind). I have noticed that I have been getting
a number of breakoffs recently which I do now credit to the hens' teeth
as you have suggested.
The pellet fly has been a favorite of mine for some years now. While it is very much undignified for a person of my elite avocation, I admit I have followed the Fish and Game stocking trucks, along with the spring hordes of New Hampshire rednecks (a breed of ruffian, not chicken), to the local streams, where I have considerable success. As you know stokers do not disburse immediately from where they are dumped, and since they are not shy of people being around, they still keep looking up. Here I have a big advantage over the spincaster as the fish totally ignore their baits and spoons and readily accept a cast of pelletflies. Here I have used maybe up to four pelletfly droppers.
I have long ago stipulated that nymphing and streamer fishing is flyfishing so I would think that chickening is ok too
"Barrett, Jennifer K." wrote:
You failed to mention what type of leader was needed. What pound tippet?
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