More LC 13 Questions
Posted by John Papciak on 2013-09-05 12:37:21
|Thanks for all your feedback. I feel like an odd bird on the East Coast with my shooting head systems...but as always, looks like this board can help keep me move this forward.|
The next question concerns striper fishing and "dredging" -as was implied in one of Dan's posts.
I do a bunch of fishing from shore, but often in proximity of steep drop offs. I particularly look from dramatic changes in water depth, as I like how the currents set up, and I always feel I am in better position to target fish waiting in the eddies or seams.
FWIW this is the exact opposite of sight fishing. I am fishing mostly at night and fishing places where the bass *should* be.
But as you can picture, I noticed that I can lose a fly to the bottom, or at least dull the point as it is much more likely to make contact with a mussel bed, shells, rocks etc.
The only fly that seems to work for me is a weighted bendback that I worked up around 1995. It obviously rides point up, but just as important, it tends to be weedless.
But thats it. I must have a million of these weighted bendbacks in all sizes and colors. I feel like a one-trick pony.
Any other ideas on less sticky patterns that can be fished with an LC-13 type head under similar circumstances? A clouser was ok, but the bendback was far superior in this situation.
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