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Thread: Adding weight to flies..

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    Try changing the position of the weight on the fly.
    If you put the weight further back, the fly should sink at a more natural angle (i.e. slightly head down vs almost vertical).
    Experiment using the bath with tippet attached at roughly the speed you plan to fish the flies. Obviously flies with longer tails are going to be more difficult to get the weighting perfect on.

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    Remember that flies with too much weight, might have a different DI to the line, so it might be difficult to count the flies down. If it isn't important to know how deep the flies are going, then it might work.
    Also bear in mind that if the weight is centred away from the head of the fly, you will lose movement in the retrieve. Its seldom a good idea to move weight away from the tippet end. Very few flies have middle or rear centred weight, and where movement is important , such as trout streamers and attractor flies, you don't want the weight moved away from the head.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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