Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Great lakes tributaries, Ontario, Canada
The few bumps I got that day were straight down on the dangle. I don't do it all the time, I'm just trying anything I can to intise the fish to strike. I find it works better with nasty intruders since the fly itself has more movement, and pulses better when pumping like that. I have used it in the middle of a swing also if I know there's a fish there. It changes things up a bit and has worked in the past. I think back to my pinning days and when using big minnows under the float I was always twitching them, which seems to drive them nuts.
Hopefully some more experienced guys will chime in and give their 2 cents.