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Old 09-17-2008, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by aztip View Post
You will want to hold that fly by the very end of the bend and be cognizant of where the point is. Don't ask how I know this. One more reason to crimp your barbs.
Shh.. One can only learn this by "experiencing it" first hand!
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:18 PM
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bow & arrow cast

I always held the hook in my hand, the bend between thumb & forefinger, but saw Joe Humphries (or one of those guys out of Penn State) make a couple of loops in the tippet, pinch the loops and let it go that way. A great video about small stream fishing.

I think that is a superior method, maybe less chance of embedding the hook in the finger or hand.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:10 AM
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Check out what's in the trees around the stream...I had many fish to hand after I had a green caterpillar crawl over my micro chenille to match the hatch!!!
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:43 PM
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Thanks guys, I'll have to try that sometime.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:20 PM
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Don't be afraid of the long rod.

In tight overgrown streams in NC i'd rather have my 9' rod then my 6'6'' rod since I wasn't able to cast any way. For me the lomger rod was better for roll-cast, bow and arrow, dapping/dipping, high sticking etc.

Long overhand casts are not the order of the day, so for me the longer rod allowed for better line control techniques when fished with leader only or 3 feet of line outsit the tip guide.

Great tips on this thread!
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:55 PM
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Stick some #14 Hornbergs in your cap and you are good to go.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:16 PM
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are thoose supposed to imitate caddisflys or mayflies there pretty flat looking so i guess the caddiflies right?
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:06 PM
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When fished dry: caddis or stone fly, subsurface: bait fish.
Here is a little history on The Hornberg:
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:56 PM
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One of my favorite pools can be seen but not fished. I solved this several years ago by floating my fly on a piece of bark down under the overhanging arch at its entry. Although I only do it once a year or so, it has consistantly let me catch fish at that spot. I notch the bark and insert the tippet so a very slight tug pulls it loose. The only time it failed was when the tippet hung up on the bark and sort of swam the bark sideways. Done right it works well.
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