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02-16-2005, 02:38 PM
When using a indicator set up , will all of your split shot be on the leader above the knot where the leader and tippet are tied together by a surgons knot ??? or on the tippet??? I have read steve's explanation but want to make sure , have always used the chuck and duck , but the indicator set up is really starting to get my attention .... :confused: Thanks for any help .
02-16-2005, 05:29 PM
your weight will generally be above the tippet section; unless im talking out of turn, the weight is ideally riding at the halfway point between indicator and fly. And remember, the better you get at landing your system on the water properly (so that the indicator lands upstream of everything) the less weight you will need..........a lot less than people think. I'm by no means an expert, but know the basics enough to catch a few.
02-17-2005, 02:46 AM
Speyday is right on. I personally use hollow lead with a bead between the lead and the mini swivel so it can slide. Below the swivel tie on your tippet material that way if you hang up on hidden structure only the tippet will break off saving your weight system. As speyday stated, presentation is crucial. The fly MUST be presented first. I like the blackbird floats because being pencil shaped they will lean towards the direction of the weight beneath. This tells you where your fly is and you can adjust the drift accordingly.
After you cast your rig across stream you can roll cast your rig into position then tip mend your line into proper drift position. I'm certainly no expert either but lately I've been experimenting with a cast called the "snap-T" also known as the circle spey cast invented by Simon Gawesworth to get the whole rig from the bottom of the drift into the top of the drift. Its a single or double spey drift designed to cast the rigging when theres obstruction directly behind you. I can get it to work about 75% of the time and it needs work, but if perfected I can cast a lot further than roll casting. Might be worth checking into. Hope this helps. Indicator fishing is just like dryfly fishing-very similiar casts perfored to present the fly properly.
02-17-2005, 11:27 AM
:) Thanks for the advice , but one thing i do not understand is how can your fly be presented first if you want your split shot bouncing or touching the bottom every so often or do you not want this ???? should it just be the fly floating at the desirable depth strait down from the strike indicator ????
02-17-2005, 07:19 PM
Working on my indy fishing as well. I try to keep my shot of off the bottom, otherwise you will be setting the hook everytime your indicator goes under. Same with running a spawn bag or whatever under a bobber. Keep your shot off of the bottom. It might take you a few cast's to figure out the depth, but that's ok.
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