Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Land of Big Dreams
I do it like Marty.
A typical dropper setup of 2 or sometimes 3 flies. The dropper flies are tied off the leader using either dropper loops of the tag end of a blood knot connecting tippet. Usually about 4-5" off the leader. The furthest down fly is the point fly. So point fly, middle dropper, then top dropper which is the bob fly. Bushy, buoyant fly on the bob then smallest and/or fastest sinking fly on point - this fly should be a pretty streamlined fly thats going to sink quicker OR if you are trying to get down a little more something with a little weight. Middle dropper, if Im using it, is something in between the bob and point in terms of size and sinkability.
Also, I swing them like salmon fishing as well as fish them dead drifted to feeding fish and even greased up cast upstream to feeders. Mostly swinging, tho, unless working active feeding fish I can sight fish.