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Being from BC we never got to fish droppers. If we were solo in the boat we could fish two rods but we couldn't fish one rod with a dropper fly. I would just like to know the various methods for tying on droppers and what fly combinations are popular. Thanks in advance.

 

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John:

 

Wow what a topic! Its a bit much for the forum but here goes.

 

One method is to tie a short 24" or so piece of tipet to the bend of the front fly the add your dropper.

 

OR

 

Tie the dropper fly and tippet ahead of the main fly

 

The main thing for me is to open up my loop to keep the flies from getting tangled.

 

Some of the oteh members may have more suggestions.

 

Flies:

 

Hopper patterns that really float, Stimulaters, Elk hair Caddis, etc

 

smaller nymph or emergers as the dropper, Pheasant tail and the like.

 

Dave M :fish_jump:

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John:

 

Wow what a topic! Its a bit much for the forum but here goes.

 

One method is to tie a short 24" or so piece of tipet to the bend of the front fly the add your dropper.

 

OR

 

Tie the dropper fly and tippet ahead of the main fly

 

The main thing for me is to open up my loop to keep the flies from getting tangled.

 

Some of the oteh members may have more suggestions.

 

Flies:

 

Hopper patterns that really float, Stimulaters, Elk hair Caddis, etc

 

smaller nymph or emergers as the dropper, Pheasant tail and the like.

 

Dave M :fish_jump:

Dave,

Thanks for the reply. Did I make a faux pas with this question?

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John:

No faux pas. It's just that the topic is very broad, There are many options.

I can think of six (or is it seven?) different ways to add a dropper leader to a single fly rig.

And that doesn't even touch the topic of how long, how many, where the heavy one should go and what should be on the point and what's the dropper fly. There's even a dropper rig that uses a single fly and a weight.

Some methods are personal preference and some designed for specific situations.

If you have some specific fishing location or situation, let us know and we'll undoubtedly give you three or four options.

In fact, Scratch, maybe we could cover that in a program in May?

Dave

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