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GrabbitAugust 10th, 2007, 10:58 pm
Columbus, OH

Posts: 21
Every now and then something someone said sticks like glue. Most times it those big problems that have little answers. Tie 30 inches of tippit to the dragging fly at its bend. Now come in close cause this is the good part.... after you have tied this extra tippit onto your fly throw the fly into those trees behind you. Now pull hard breaking off the fly and extra tippit. It will never drag again.


Fishing with nymphs is for fat little kids... man up and throw a dry.
WbranchAugust 13th, 2007, 1:33 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TroutnutAugust 13th, 2007, 1:43 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
You forgot to add an intricate, hard-to-tie nymph to the end of that 30 inches of tippet as a dropper before chucking the whole thing into the tree!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
GrabbitAugust 14th, 2007, 4:34 pm
Columbus, OH

Posts: 21
Jason... What was I thinking? I just figured the nymph was a given. Also thank you for the additional comment as I am sure this will help everyone to reduce drag.

I also caught a great fish on the emerging trico pattern I shared a while back. Please give me a moment to forward to my photobucket account... I will put it in my next post. Keep in mind I was using 8X tippet as the great fish was line shy. Lets see if I can get it up on the board. Back in a flash....Grabbit....
Fishing with nymphs is for fat little kids... man up and throw a dry.
GrabbitAugust 14th, 2007, 4:51 pm
Columbus, OH

Posts: 21

I know hard to believe right? The big fish was victim to a size 24 trico emerger in the film. Only took eight hours and fourteen minutes to land the big fish. It would only take male trico's. Luck would have it I only had one male emerger left in my box. Dont be jealous as I'm the best.

Fishing with nymphs is for fat little kids... man up and throw a dry.
WiflyfisherAugust 14th, 2007, 4:56 pm

Posts: 663
Wow! That is really an awesome catch! Was that on a 2 WGT or 3 WGT rod?
John S.
GrabbitAugust 14th, 2007, 5:06 pm
Columbus, OH

Posts: 21
I was using my Sage 00wt. If it were a two wt. it would have been netted in four hours tops. Now look who's jealous, Montana boy.
Fishing with nymphs is for fat little kids... man up and throw a dry.
WiflyfisherAugust 14th, 2007, 5:39 pm

Posts: 663
Montana boy???

No, I am a cheesehead!! :-)
John S.

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