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PaulRobertsFebruary 23rd, 2013, 5:58 pm
Colorado

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Drunella drifting with current:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h9elSPDRQs
Shows nymphs pretty much out of control, probably resting between swimming bouts. A follow up to previous discussions about fly drift posture.
CrepuscularFebruary 23rd, 2013, 6:45 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
Cool video. Thanks for posting the link.

Eric
EntomanFebruary 23rd, 2013, 7:37 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Excellent, Paul. Sure confirms why some designs that can't help but drift upside down still work so well and that getting too anal about nymph orientation when fished dead drift is probably unnecessary. Also dispels the myth that nymphs are either drifting along the bottom or at the surface. This isn't specific, either. I've noticed the same behavior with other mayflies, stones, and caddis as well. Ever notice the odd baetid every now and then attached to the meniscus upside down when they hatch? My guess is that's the source of a lot of cripples. Great stuff, thanks!
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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