Re: Nymphing Southland.
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Sagecaster I always try to have greater than a fish length between flies when I am using two flies. I have had a fish that came in foul hooked in the tail and I had noticed a sudden change in how it felt part way through playing it. I suspect the trailing fly got caught in the tail and pulled the other hook out of its mouth (I normally tie the second tippet to the bend of the first hook). Last season a fishing mate had a hell of a struggle to land a 6lb rainbow. He was using a dry with a nymph below. I saw the dry disappear so I know the fish took the nymph (and the nymph was still in its mouth) but the dry was in the tail.