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RedbandFebruary 9th, 2007, 4:11 pm
Central Oregon

Posts: 3
I am new here and see there is a lot of East or Midwest participants, I am enjoying your site and would like to just say hi, and if your planning anything in the west I would be happy to discuss the Deschutes river for trout or steelhead. have a nice day.
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Sirhoops23February 10th, 2007, 12:54 pm
Bolivar, MO

Posts: 14
I am from the midwest. I live in Missouri and fish a lot at trout parks and the many rivers and occasionally get down to the White in Arkansas.
JJ
JJ
Sirhoops23February 10th, 2007, 2:02 pm
Bolivar, MO

Posts: 14
Ok so my reply probably didn't make much sense. I thought you were asking if there were any midwest fisherman on. sorry about that.
JJ
JJ
TroutnutFebruary 10th, 2007, 10:10 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2543
We've definitely got some west coast members here, like Taxon. Some others are in the eastern Rockies, too.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Sirhoops23February 13th, 2007, 7:23 am
Bolivar, MO

Posts: 14
I would love to hear from anyone who has advice or tips for nymphing with split shots. ie placement on tippet types(brands) etc. just hear from ya'll about it.
His
jj
JJ
BrettFebruary 13th, 2007, 8:57 am
Martinsburg, WV

Posts: 15
To weight, or not to weight... In regards to split-shot (or the twiston lead strips) I guess there are a couple of schools of thought. 1.) Some prefer to add weight to the leader just above the tippet attachment point so as not to decrease the already light breaking strength on the tippet. 2.) Some prefer to just go with heavier tippet (4X instead of 5X) and add weight close to the fly - say 8 inches or so above it. 3.) Some who use split-shot commonly prefer an unweighted nymph, specualting that it may tumble and move more freely without added weight on the hook. 4.) Some prefer to just add significant weight to the hook (building in tungsten or other shot) so that the fly, itself, is bouncing on the bottom. I've done a little of all of those. Gonzo has some ingenious patterns that incororate much weight into the fly itself (especially darter and sculpin patterns, since these types of fish have no air bladders and reside almost totally on the bottom.) Personally, when dealing with high, fast water (spring runoff, deep runs) I feel the ability to add or remove varying sizes of split shot offers me the best ability to bounce my flies on the bottom without overweighting to the point of hang-ups on every cast.
Brett
Novice entomologist, fly-tyer and photographer
MartinlfFebruary 14th, 2007, 9:35 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2911
Art Scheck also suggests this technique for nymphing. It's a new one for me. Thanks.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Sirhoops23February 16th, 2007, 11:46 am
Bolivar, MO

Posts: 14
Great stuff ya'll thanks for the input. As you know at this time of year a lot more time is spent thinking about fishing than actually fishing unfortunatly.
His
jj
JJ

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