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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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How deep without weighted flies?

I was wondering how deep you can fish in a pretty good current without using a weighted fly. I hung a clouser minnow on the bottom where I am fishing about 70' from shore. It is at least 14' deep there. I have hung up on the bottom a little closer 3 times. I am starting to think that I may not need to use a clouser to get as deep as I need to. Maybe cast farther up river allowing more time for the fly to sink before the swing. Or maybe cast farther down river with a clouser and do more stripping and less swinging. Any thoughts?
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Try both and let the fish decide-fish are good about that-one good trick is to cast well upstream and strip in
I got A Walleye on the Columbia doin that.
As for depth it depends on hook size(a bulky fly sinks less in general than a sparse fly on same size hook) and how little drag imparted by the fly line/leader.
Stack mends/reach cast's /pile cast or some/all combined to get what the fish want-one bonus some time all that extra movin around makes the fish go KOO KOO for KO KO puffs and the silly little bugger will latch on while you fiddlin with the line

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