To be honest, I haven't tried using riffle hitches. Sounds like a good idea. I wondered how folks got their greaseliners to wake. Most of the time, the ones I tied sank under tension no matter how much floatant I used - leading me to the solution I posted above. Thanks for the info. Still, the foamies float like a cork and dominate my dry fly box.^ nope....the fly shown is just fine... hitch it behind the head and you are good to go
99% of what I wake has no foam and no natural buoyancy and no paddle or shovel etc. I've been doing it long enough to realise its about the hitch. The rest of the bug is whatever you fancy. sort of. There is some thought given to the shape of the head and the speed of the water you are waking in. In my experience, the bigger the head or forward portion the more likely it will pull under and spin. So I have little heads for that. The rtest is a couple different coloursm some with a bit of flash and then durability. Thats why I use moose hair rather than deer.