Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eastern Ontario
in generalities .....
If the water is fast, deep and-or dirty, after a rain I am likely to be using a scuplzilla or a rabbit-tube and a sink tip or the lightest, an intermediate. Will also use this setup to drop into a pool with sudden drops. The combination reflects not only how deep, but I expect to drop into pool-run.
Clearer, not as deep, and more of a run, muddler - conehead or marabou muddler on an intermediate or T3. Maybe a stiff leader.
So the above flies, I am playing the bait fish card.
Clear, runs, riffles and mild pocket water where it has been dropping Soft Hackle on a 2H rod is likely on a long leader. Only weight is from the hook. Some flies are on light hooks, others heavy.
But with soft hackles, I am thinking emergence, so no fast swings or strips.