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Thread: Fishing double fly rigs for stillwaters?

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    Default Fishing double fly rigs for stillwaters?

    Hi guys

    Been fishing all my life with single flies in stillwaters.I believe there is a greater success rate fishing two flies.
    Id like to get started with this method but am unsure where to start.Can someone post some links to help out maybe?

    Im not sure about knots,length of tippets,types of leaders,casting styles,what flies go with what etc etc

    thanks in advance....

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    Hi
    When fishing double or triple rigs, your success will definitely increase.
    It is not only about 2 flies, but the combination of flies as well.
    Natural and attractor
    2 naturals
    Weighted and unweighted to fish different depths.
    Booby and unweighted with sinking lines.

    Will try and find my knot chart
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    I have seen a good few people lose trout in stillwaters because a second fly got caught in weeds and have also had this happen to me too. I used to always fish with two or more until i started to see this happen more often to myself. If the fish dives into the weeds with a fly trailing behind it, when that fly hits the weeds it will pull the line in a different direction to the way you are pulling it from the rod, and this can dislodge the hook (i am obviously talking about fishing barbless)

    So yes, you may start to have more success with getting fish to bite, but you may find you are losing more fish because of the other fly snagging. It's just something to keep in mind in dams with decent weed beds. If you find you are losing fish, go back to a single fly - nice thing is by then you know which flies are working so its not such a train smash to only have one on.
    "So hereís my point. Donít go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish thatís dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    Korrie,what are some good combo flies to use...

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    Quote Originally Posted by saflyfish View Post
    Korrie,what are some good combo flies to use...
    first of all, a bit of terminology.
    The fly at the end of the leader is the Point fly.
    The fly further up the leader is the dropper of 1st dropper and if you fish 3 flies, the second fly will be the 2nd dropper.

    you can have the point fly as a "big natural" Dragon fly, Goldilocks, Wooly bugger, Damsel fly etc
    The first dropper can be a "small natural" PTN, Dwail Bach, spider pattern

    Or the first dropper can be an attractor, Blob, booby, Fritz etc

    You can also play with colors, i.e. Brown and green Dragon fly on same cast
    Korrie Broos

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    Korrie,someone once used the "truck and trailer" terminology.
    The truck being the main fly closest to the rod tip and the trailer being the very last fly on the rig.
    So would the point fly be the truck?

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    great thanks saloon,thats perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saflyfish View Post
    Korrie,someone once used the "truck and trailer" terminology.
    The truck being the main fly closest to the rod tip and the trailer being the very last fly on the rig.
    So would the point fly be the truck?
    Truck would be the 1st dropper and trailer the point fly.
    The 1st dropper will "lead" the point fly.
    PS I am not fond of the NZ rig for still water fishing
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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