Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
David82nd on May 31, 2017May 31st, 2017, 6:13 am EDT
Well I'm trying to stay focused but I have to be honest , in my attempt to use a dropper ,, I'm having a mess every other cast , I'm sure it's a practice thing but man I'm just asking self why agrivate my self , I hear guys refer all the time add a small dropper , I seem okay just swing cast like throwing a nymph but this seems more of a pain then worth the outcome lol. Chime in boys! If you have success at this technique what works for you. , perhaps I just need more practice
Roguerat on May 31, 2017May 31st, 2017, 7:09 am EDT
I'm far from an expert caster (other TN's, feel free to advise me as well) but I've had best results using an 'open' loop to cast dropper rigs vs. a tight loop. I tend to cast tailing loops anyway and with a dropper doubling the chance of hooking the line I've resorted to the open loop cast to at least reduce this possibility. The lob cast seems to work but like I said I'm open to critique and advice, anytime!
spent the last 2 afternoons on the Muskegon and pretty much got blown off the water both times, even with single and double-haul, side-arm casts, the line had a mind of its own...and the fish that hit were all juvenile (delinquent) 'planters' who are simply dumb enough to hit anything anyway!