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#10893614 - 06/03/15 08:04 PM Sinking a dry fly
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
I located some good sized sunfish today and caught a dozen of them on a spinning outfit. Next time I go, I plan to take my four weight fly rod. I have some dry flies that I will need to get down in the water column a few feet, and am wondering how to weight them. Should I use a tiny bb sho on the line? Or how can I make them sink? I use a floating line.

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#10893779 - 06/03/15 09:06 PM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Registered: 02/16/01
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Loc: McKinney TX USA
That works. It's recommended to use enough tippet to down to where the fish are and put the shot just a bit ahead of the fly so it'll have some action.
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#10893834 - 06/03/15 09:24 PM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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I add a #3 split shot to help get the fly down. I put the shot about 8 to 12 inches up from the fly.

Rather than sinking a dry fly I usually use Briminators. The light bead chain eyes help it to sink slow and ride hook up. If I need to fish deeper I will use a weighted briminator or add a #3 split to get it down faster.

I also use a fluorocarbon leader when fishing subsurface.

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#10894345 - 06/04/15 07:31 AM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Thanks for the replies. I will google a briminator to see what it is. That's something new to me.

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#10894671 - 06/04/15 09:23 AM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
J-Moe Online   content
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Below is a link to a briminator pattern. Also, a link to a Briminator thread with pictures.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyYFlHwFeHo

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbt...or#Post10579904

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#10895203 - 06/04/15 12:46 PM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Might need to pick up a few of them.

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#10895275 - 06/04/15 01:12 PM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
et-tom Offline
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Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 204
Loc: Royce City
You can also rub some dirt on the fly and along your leader. In a pinch this will help it sink a bit.

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#10898303 - 06/05/15 05:30 PM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
flydoc Offline
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Registered: 01/25/11
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Why use a splitshot -- a beadhead haresear or pheasanttail trailed 2-3 ft with the dry fly.. You may get double hookups so use stronger tippet on the bhead.. This is deadly here in Colo. for trout.

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#10898329 - 06/05/15 05:48 PM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
robert hunter Online   content
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Put wet fly can't say oil (that floats lol) solution on it it will go right down. Will give you a good slow sink vs. adding shot to it. I am all for that dropper as well.
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#10898538 - 06/05/15 08:20 PM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
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Loc: Silsbee (Southeast Texas)
You could also just slip a bead on the line before you tie your fly on.
I always have problems casting split shot. The extra hinge a foot up my line tangles the s....tuffing out of my tippet.
It also means I can change the sink rate by changing the size of the bead.

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#10900697 - 06/07/15 08:10 AM Re: Sinking a dry fly [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
Good suggestions here. Especially like the one to add a bead. Will try that. Thanks for the replies.

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