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by Enj12
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Topic for Ted P--- & everyone else: strike indicators
Replies: 30
Views: 2982

Re: Topic for Ted P--- & everyone else: strike indicators

I use an indicator for most of my nymphing, just like with everything else in fly fishing, it depends on who you talk too. Some say that an indicator helps tilt the nymph rig giving you a nice separation between the upper fly and lower fly, assuming you are using two flies. Others say it spooks the ...
by Enj12
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nymph Rigs
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Nymph Rigs

I know I was vague and there are a lot of variables. To be more specific, a run, lets says on the beaverkill/willow, 3-4 ft of water, speed would be enough to need weight. My question is more about the placement of the weight ( split shot) or (weighted nymphs themselves on the rig). For example the ...
by Enj12
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nymph Rigs
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Nymph Rigs

Had a question about how everyone sets up their rigs. I assume most fish at least two nymphs. I have used weight at the top of the rig with the next fly being the heavier fly and an emerger/soft-hackle at the end. I have used weight at the top with the emerger/soft-hackle next followed by the heavie...
by Enj12
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Blood knots
Replies: 15
Views: 2041

Re: Blood knots

I have not used a tool for blood knots, I seem to manage fine with out using it. I do 6 turns. I use a tool for the nail knot ( as well as super glue) if I need to redo the butt section of my leader. I will also add some super glue to my perfection loop. I've noticed when building the but section of...
by Enj12
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Knots
Replies: 17
Views: 1707

Re: Knots

I started using the improved clinch until I went out to fish the Madison last year. Our guide suggested using the standard clinch (6 wraps) because it sets up cleaner than the improved clinch when tightened. I have been using the standard clinch ever since. I have been experimenting with the Davy an...
by Enj12
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Welded loops
Replies: 24
Views: 2640

Re: Welded loops

I recently chopped off the loop and went with a nail knot at the end of my line. I had a nail knot tool laying around that I purchased and never used, which really helped with the knot. I have been experimenting with George Harvey's leader formula, making a leader for dries and one for nymphs. My dr...
by Enj12
Thu May 29, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Bobbin Holders and Tension?
Replies: 14
Views: 2158

Re: Bobbin Holders and Tension?

Interesting points. I have wonder wax, but have used it exclusively for dubbed bodies. I will give it a go when binding down some hair. In an effort not to add bulk to the fly I try and not to build up too much thread. However, I will add a few more wraps as a base for the hair and see if that helps...
by Enj12
Wed May 28, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Bobbin Holders and Tension?
Replies: 14
Views: 2158

Re: Bobbin Holders and Tension?

Ok, so this got me thinking. I use mostly Uni thread, 8/0, 6/0, 3/0. This thread comes pre-waxed. Would you add additional wax when lets say binding down a clump of hair for a comparadun or caddis pattern? I find, every now and then, with 8/0 the deer hair will slip and spin. I am trying my best to ...
by Enj12
Mon May 19, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Favorite Catskill hatch of the season--- and why
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Favorite Catskill hatch of the season--- and why

To answer the question, I would have to say the March Browns or Sulphurs. In the last thread March Browns were talked about extensively so I will try not to repeat too much. I find that because they are so sporadic when they hatch that fish are more willing to rise to the surface through the day and...
by Enj12
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Weekend report April 26-27
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Weekend report April 26-27

Very nice fish, John. It looks like that new Sage is good for swinging wets/streamers and not just an ideal dry fly rod. I fished the Willow Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was the nicer day and the water was pretty crowded, a lot of caddis activity, managed one off the top with an Elk Hair. Sunday mo...