However, I also like the simple elegance of Euro nymphing. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. And learn to accurately judge the distance you are casting. At night, those nymphs are often purposely higher than I like to ride them during the daylight. Although having said that I am forcing myself to fish more just weighted flies to expand my arsenal, so maybe it is more comfort level what you can handle and accommodate. Tight Lining Limestone Rock Over The River Windy Day Fly Rods Shake It Off Fishing It Cast Peaches. The Troutbitten Streamside series is a chance to step away from the normal, weekly lineup of stories and tactics. Joe Humphreys’ book Trout Tactics Purchase here to support Troutbitten. And I appreciate your offer to share. Dec 2, 2019 - The real secret to tightlining is in staying somewhere between tightline and slackline — that’s where the magic lies. Domenick Swentosky T R O U T B I T T E N domenick@troutbitten.com. If I’m in water where I can’t retrieve my snags, then I often rig with no knot on at the bottom, so the shot will slide off. At the heart of every good leader design is an intentional balance between turnover and drag. READ: Troutbitten | Tight Lining — Not all that Tight, “I guess what I do most,” I continued, “is to aim for the same type of drifts that I would with two weighted flies — to touch bottom once in a while, but not too much.”. I also often feel like the point fly is at least in the first pass “riding the bottom” and a trout isn’t going to “suck it off the floor” so the point in the first run is a waste. For our rivers, they are mostly overkill. . Now just a five-inch strip with the rod tip up. Your email address will not be published. . And this time, it’s Dave Rothrock’s Drop Shop Nymphing Video, from the YouTube channel of Suffering Outdoors. Know your tippet diameter. Tuck. Trout Like To Do What Their Friends Are Doing, Distance: Know Your Weights and Measures — Part Two, Troutbitten State of the Union — 2020 Wrap Up, VIDEO | Fly Fishing the Mono Rig: Streamers — Episode 1, Tight Line and Euro Nymphing — The Lift and Lead, Streamer Presentations — The Tight Line Dance, Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #43 — Two Ways to Recover Slack, Get Short and Effective Drifts with Your Fly, Fly Casting — Five Tips For Better Mending, Lost Trout Are Your Fault — Streamer Fishing Myth v Truth, The Meat Eater Minority — Streamer Fishing Myth v Truth, Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #21 — Fear No Snag. I spent the last hour going through and reading your website, wow, lots of good information. Before I started “proper” Euro-nymphing I used the drop shot method a lot; it is very productive. Drop shotting makes a lot of sense. I’ve received countless questions about my thoughts regarding euro lines and mono rigs. S-Curves. . Maybe it’s too deep to wade and recover the nymphs when snagged, or maybe I don’t want flies to pick up a bunch of salad from summertime rocks, so I turn to drop shot. The real secret to tightlining is in staying somewhere between tightline and slackline — that’s where the magic lies. . George Daniel’s new book, Nymph Fishing. Be part of the Troutbitten community of ideas. And the easiest place to start is to know your distances. I also use it a lot in places that develop a lot of salad on the streambed — so the junk slides off the shot and the flies rarely touch bottom. “No one ever seems to mention weighted flies as an option. Just an overhand knot? It’s how we solve the daily puzzles. And no matter how I rig, my goal for drifting is rarely the bottom itself — it’s the strike zone above it. An article about three interactive elements in a nymphing rig. In my opinion, the choice of indicator or no indicator is independent of the weight used. 4. These are first person accounts showing the thoughts, strategies and actions around particular situations on the river, putting the reader in the mind of the angler. We had lunch to talk about his new book, Nymph Fishing. Fly fishing for wild trout. All of these elements are intertwined. Anyone who has tied a tag dropper somewhere above the point fly understands the effectiveness. That’s what matters. I am from out west here (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and I have enjoyed your site immensely. . Sep 4, 2016 - Read our fly fishing tips on how to catch fish nymping here. If you fish hard and pay attention to the details, you’ll often catch, miss or turn enough trout to learn something. “Sure. The reason for that is that a lot of lead will slow down the bobber to the point that it’s moving at around half the speed of the surface flow. Part One of this short series, back up and give it a read. “Have you ever been nymphing with two flies, and the bottom one hangs up?” George asked. George explained that he likes to use the drop-shot method to create pauses in the drift — to hold the nymphs in position for a moment before resuming their downstream course. The best days start by learning what most trout in the river are doing. Here are my thoughts on euro nymphing lines vs a Mono Rig. . Dec 7, 2019 - Explore Wahoowillie's board "Drop shot rig" on Pinterest. Actually, you want the knot to fail if the shot gets stuck on the bottom. Trout Like To Do What Their Friends Are Doing, Distance: Know Your Weights and Measures — Part Two, Troutbitten State of the Union — 2020 Wrap Up, VIDEO | Fly Fishing the Mono Rig: Streamers — Episode 1, Tight Line and Euro Nymphing — The Lift and Lead, Streamer Presentations — The Tight Line Dance, Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #43 — Two Ways to Recover Slack, Get Short and Effective Drifts with Your Fly, Fly Casting — Five Tips For Better Mending, Lost Trout Are Your Fault — Streamer Fishing Myth v Truth, The Meat Eater Minority — Streamer Fishing Myth v Truth, Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #21 — Fear No Snag. A bounce rig, as I understand it, is simply a drop shot setup with a bobber. Weighted nymphs don’t do that in the same way.”. And while this is also one of the most common questions I’ve fielded through the years, it has a complex answer that I’ve never tackled in an article. Family. 5.2K likes. I tried using a piece of bright orange backing material uni-knotted to my leader (i.e., a “backing barrel”) as a sighter. The Mono Rig is a hybrid system for fishing nymphs (both tight line and indicator styles), streamers, dry-dropper, wets, and small dries. Reading Water, Stories, Tactics, Walk Along. I don’t really like to leave anything on the river bottom if I can help it. We are passionate and ambitious anglers committed to fishing . I’ve discussed the topic with Devin Olsen and Gilbert Rowley, and they both maintain that, even if drop shot were allowed under comp rules, they would still fish Euro because they feel it is the most productive method. . Family. So, the puzzle remains, well, a puzzle.. My flies are on rotating tags but with a figure of eight knot loop instead of a perfection loop.My leader bottom has a figure of eight loop also.I just tie on a length of weaker tippet to the figure of eight loop for my shot. That’s what matters. . And that’s why I liked GD’s point about the unweighted flies bouncing — that’s something that may not happen with weighted flies, and it might explain why drop shotting sometimes outperforms weighted flies. I promise to do that in another series at another time. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. Dave presented it quite well, and it was easy to follow his discussion. What knot do you recommend for that? I also use it for night nymphing a lot. Tackle that first . Consider your fly size and weight. This is Troutbitten. haha Friggin half of Utah calls that a bounce rig. All of these elements are intertwined. Drop. So I keep my lower flies unweighted in a drop shot rig. These views address all seasons, all distances and many variations . Be helpful. Apparel shop included. Nothing is more important than the leader. 3. Search for: Home; Articles. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. Book now to join me in 2020. Fly Casting, Fly Fishing Strategies, Tactics. Troutbitten. I drop shot with a bobber when I want to get to the bottom fast. This is my home, and I love it. Jan 14, 2019 - The Sucker Spawn is a go-to egg pattern for fly fishermen. George’s hand turned into a trout’s jaws as he gestured against an invisible line over the table. Will definitely try it. Understand the length, thickness and weight of your leader’s butt section. . Article from troutbitten.com. This is Part Two of my conversation with George Daniel, author and guide at Livin’ on the Fly. Bring the rig downstream, with the head pointing down current. Your email address will not be published. Hi. . The bobber “bounces” on the surface of the water as the lead skips along the bottom. They are interactive and woven together. Simply replace the shot in a few seconds and get back to nymphing. The best days start by learning what most trout in the river are doing. Why? That’s a good thing, because trout look up for food an awful lot. Join the mailing list to receive all Troutbitten articles and updates directly to your inbox. They are interactive and woven together. Another idea is to put a single overhand knot above the shot. The aggressive taper allows you to really shoot your flies into the water column, increasing sink rate and fly connection. Long story short…euro for drifting and drop shot when crawling my patterns slowly on the bottom during slow periods of activity.”. Hi. It’s how we solve the daily puzzles. . “Then all of the sudden a trout takes the upper fly,” he said. . Stop it. Often it’s just a #1 or a #4 shot. Maxima Chameleon, even the 20lb, carries vibrations extremely well. Right on. Tips, tactics, stories and guide service from central Pennsylvania. . Depth, Angle, Drop: Three Elements of a Nymphing Rig | Troutbitten. Be helpful. Glad to send you some. I fished the Provo about 5yrs ago and that’s all anyone talked about. George pointed out that nymphs in a drop-shot rig are connected to a tight line, with the shot on the bottom. George Daniel’s book Dynamic Nymphing Purchase here to support Troutbitten. At the heart of every good leader design is an intentional balance between turnover and drag. Practical question – I presume that you tie a knot at the end of the tippet so the shot doesn’t slip off. To fish streamers, we surely need weight somewhere in the rig. And advanced angling starts by being aware of the stats. Your email address will not be published. Meaning, I’ll drop shot or fish two weighted flies just about anywhere, and I’ll fish the drop shot rig without hardly touching the bottom (as mentioned above) or I’ll fish it to touch bottom a lot. . Most times, I fish water where I can retrieve my snags easily, so I rig with a knot below the shot, and if I hang up, I just get it out. Kelly Galloup has an alternative method of direct nymphing. . So, gather data toward those questions, and then branch off from there. It’s what long-term anglers love about this game. Bam! This is his reply: “I tend to euro nymph when drifting my flies when fish are actively feeding in the water column. Yes, he fishes more than streamers. I’ve heard it called that because the shot bounces on the bottom. . I often run the same tag nymphs in a drop shot rig that I do in a standard rig. Many small adjustments combine for a twenty-trout day instead of a two-trout day. Fish on! Right?” I asked. My job in this article is not to explain drop shot nymphing from the ground up. “I use drop-shot like THAT sometimes.” George said. https://troutbitten.com/2018/01/10/what-is-euro-nymphing-and-what-is-the-mono-rig/. I tend to choose drop shot when I want to touch bottom but not lose the flies. I have tried them, yes. And using split shot rather than built-in weight allows for a more gradual up and down motion. Enjoy the day. That rig could last several trips and it a break off occurred adding new tippet was a breeze. Article from troutbitten.com. I suppose that could have been the end for me, but I learned the nymph. And the river. That way, all you lose is the shot. At the heart of the puzzle is an eternal question: What do the trout want? And be nice. Consider your fly size and weight. Placing the weight on the bottom of the rig and tying in the flies above provides some significant advantages. Required fields are marked *. Troutbitten stands against this proposal and believes this operation will be detrimental to the sustained life of Fishing Creek, as well as the health and welfare of all living things that rely on it. all the way through the drift. Article by Steve Cofferon. And while this is also one of the most common questions I’ve fielded through the years, it has a complex answer that I’ve never tackled in an article. . Since 2014 and 600 articles deep Troutbitten is a free resource for all anglers Your support is greatly appreciated. Section on flies , organization, local waters.. . He simply mentioned that that’s what some of his friends call it. It really doesn’t take much weight to get down. What I like about the drop shot approach is the great feedback I get from the bottom. So let’s fix that. It’s what long-term anglers love about this game. And the river. He uses a drop shot technique with two nymphs either with or without a suspender. I do fish it with unweighted flies more than not. Join Troutbitten and follow along. Simple method of using a modified clinch knot to add droppers to your tippet I’m sure I’ll get to it someday, but for now, here’s a quick rundown . Great post Dom! I drop shot when I want to use a bobber because I like the tight connection between bobber and shot. And advanced angling starts by being aware of the stats. Required fields are marked *, Devin Olsen’s Book Tactical Fly Fishing Purchase here to support Troutbitten. I usually try not  to touch the riverbed. Fly fishing for wild trout. P.S. https://troutbitten.com/2020/04/30/streamside-dave-rothrocks-drop-shot-video . So, like you, I asked George what I think is the central question: when does he Euro nymph and when does he drop shot. . A fly fishing site about trout and rivers. It’s a great way to keep in touch. Tuck. Virtually snag-less on rock bottoms and easy to change weights. Tips, tactics, stories and guide service from central Pennsylvania. I find that in our larger rivers I tend to favour the drop shot simply because I may have a close in section that is not too deep or fast but simple 2-4 feet out that completely changes and I want to fish the whole range without changing too much. https://troutbitten.com/2018/09/16/ask-george-daniel-drop-shot-nymphing The further away the weight is from the streamer, the more moderate those motions will be. Truth be told, I prefer to tight line with weighted flies as a first option, but I choose split shot for the weight in many instances, because I believe some nymphs simply produce better when unweighted. Pause slightly for the fly to drop. Troutbitten also suggests using the mono rig to fish streamers even with long casts. . “So, what about weighted flies in a drop shot rig?” I asked. . Much appreciated. I’ve tried weighted flies there, and they hang up too often — defeating the point of the drop shot rig, really. This article is part of the Walk Along series. He still is. Depth, Angle, Drop: Three Elements of a Nymphing Rig | Troutbitten. Very well done video. . And weighted flies don’t react quite the same way. An article about three interactive elements in a nymphing rig. These views address all seasons, all distances and many variations . I also prefer to add that split shot about five inches up from the point fly. What I discovered is that the tag bounced around a lot as the shot was skipping over the bottom. You can buy George Daniel’s trio of books here to support Troutbitten. Dec 2, 2019 - The real secret to tightlining is in staying somewhere between tightline and slackline — that’s where the magic lies. Jun 14, 2018 - Weighted flies catch fish. Reading Water, Stories, Tactics, Walk Along. Log In Will that come out with the shot pushing down on it? Lead. Lead. It matters. You can find it here: Link: How to Set Up a Drop Shot Nymph Rig. 2. Hello Dom, I thought I would finally make a comment or two. Mount the shot about 6 inches above the fly. Usualy if i need to break-off it’s just the shot section that goes.Cheers, Hello all. So let’s talk about drop-shotting,” I said to George. Know your weights and measures . because we love it. Then allow the shot to drop to the bottom; the streamer will swing around on its 6 inch leash and face into the current. Finally, I fish Euro when I want to keep things simple and beautiful. Thanks, Rick. Drop. “Some of my friends call it a bounce rig,” George said. This article is part of the Walk Along series. Thanks for the very interesting interview. Be part of the Troutbitten community of ideas. (love it).Cheers. Most baitfish don’t drop straight down — but heavily weighted flies do. READ: Troutbitten | Forget the Bottom — Glide Nymphs Though the Strike Zone. They think the way to fish drop shot is to have the weight going tick-tick-pause, tick-tick . And these two qualities determine a leader’s turnover power and the amount of potential drag . It’s a great way to keep in touch. 1. ... You can even choose a drop shot rig for either tight line or indicator nymphing." Angler Types in Profile Big Trout Commentary Dry Fly Fishing Fly Fishing StrategiesGear Reviews Night FishingNymphing Stories Streamers Tactics Troutbitten Fly Box, Gear Review Policy Terms and conditonsPrivacy PolicyAffiliate Link DisclosureAmazon Affiliate Disclaimer, Gear Review Policy Terms and conditons Privacy Policy Affiliate Link Disclosure Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer. Regarding the Provo River bounce rig — to me, whether I add a suspender to the rig or not is not usually a factor for what I’m using for weight or how I rig it. I use a glow-in-the-dark sighter, but I still lack total visual feedback in the darkness, so I turn to a drop shot rig. Domenick Swentosky T R O U T B I T T E N domenick@troutbitten.com. Since 2014 and 600 articles deep Troutbitten is a free resource for all anglers Your support is greatly appreciated. Reference: “Angler Types in Profile: The I’ve been doing that forever guy.”, So, yes, I am paying attention, if that was a test, Dom? And, what do you think about bounce nymphing, the way many anglers fish on the Provo River in Utah. https://troutbitten.com/2014/11/05/the-backing-barrel/. Your email address will not be published. Angler Types in Profile Big Trout Commentary Dry Fly Fishing Fly Fishing StrategiesGear Reviews Night FishingNymphing Stories Streamers Tactics Troutbitten Fly Box, Gear Review Policy Terms and conditonsPrivacy PolicyAffiliate Link DisclosureAmazon Affiliate Disclaimer, Gear Review Policy Terms and conditons Privacy Policy Affiliate Link Disclosure Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer, This is Part Two of my conversation with George Daniel, author and guide at. .” And I knew something unusual was coming. Many anglers avoid using split shot because it's a pain in the ass to attach, to remove and to keep from sliding. Book now to join me in 2020. However, I like to keep the bottom nymph unweighted or lightly weighted. Thanks! In Part Three, I share George Daniel’s thoughts on floating the sighter. If you’re unfamiliar, here’s a quick primer on drop-shot nymphing from Kelly Galloup. It makes total sense; get your flies close to the bottom but not ON the bottom, less hang-ups, yada yada. READ: Troutbitten | Fly Fishing Strategies — Tags and Trailers. Fly Casting, Fly Fishing Strategies, Tactics. by Domenick Swentosky | Apr 30, 2020 | 11 comments, Read the Troutbitten Article  | Buy the Vest. Tackle that first . We got around to the subject about midway through lunch at Happy Valley Brewing Company in State College, PA. George is the deepest critical thinker I’ve met in the industry. 5. 4. This also happens best when the nymphs are rigged on a tag rather than inline. (It’s on my big to-do list.). Each element influences the other. Have you tried drop-shotting with micro-slinkies (1, 2, 3, 0r 4 BBs)? I fish drop shot in deep water. And these two qualities determine a leader’s turnover power and the amount of potential drag . And many of those adjustments are based on our thought processes around weights and measures. . So, as a result, I had great feedback that was both visual and tactile (more often than not, I could feel the rig bouncing), and when I had a take, the little sighter moved in a way that was noticeably different than when the shot was simply bouncing along the bottom, which helped a lot with strike detection. Remember, there are no rules. What if you set up your preferred nymphing rig (anchor on point, lighter weighted fly on dropper tag), but set up a tag below the anchor, a la drop shot, and added any extra weight you might need there to get down, as opposed to 4 or so inches above your anchor fly? I have been watching loads of YouTube videos on the Provo river bounce.Everyone seems to fish it with a fly line with a thingamabobber a short distance from there fly line.Then they do lots of mending of fly line.Don’t see any videos with anyone high sticking it on the mono rig.Does it work better with fly line.Cheers. Focus . Trout whack a tag fly riding anywhere from slightly above the streambed to mid column (or even higher.) Last thing to add, my big concern with drop shot was getting to that strike zone but when you hear Dave explain about the angle it makes sense as to how you can hit that zone. Probably because it would take a full series of articles and many diagrams to convey my own take on drop shot nymphing. the big nasties (aka linemen) are in the trenches with the defense trying to let Tom Brady get a couple tapes on the highlight reel. . Thank you all, for a wonderful and busy 2019 season! But then tilted his head sideways, signaling “Yeah, but . I routinely feel takes and bottom from the split shot all the way through to my fly line greatly increasing strike detection and control. These are first person accounts showing the thoughts, strategies and actions around particular situations on the river, putting the reader in the mind of the angler. Fly fishing for wild trout. It matters. Making adjustments is the key to consistent fly fishing. It’s the little things in fly fishing that add up to big success. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. Material diameter and material stiffness. Here are my thoughts on euro nymphing lines vs a Mono Rig. “It seems to me that as soon as most guys rig up with drop shot, they immediately think they have to touch bottom more. And I was happy to discover that trout, in fact, usually are on nymphs. Many of the products below include links to Troutbitten articles for more background and more reasons why I prefer all this stuff in the first place. The nice thing about a drop shot … That said, drop shotting is my go-to method for nymphing at night. By following these links and buying any of the products in this Troutbitten Gear section, Troutbitten earns a commission for the referral, but your price stays the same. That way, if you get stuck, that knot fails and the rest of your rig is safe. So, now, let me ask you, Dom: when do you Euro nymph and when do you drop shot? Making adjustments is the key to consistent fly fishing. , Your email address will not be published. No matter the conditions, my go to nymphing rig has a smaller, lighter fly on a tag. Now just a five-inch strip with the rod tip up. Thanks for sharing the video and very well written article! Very timely posting this drop shot topic today; just what I wanted to learn. Friends. I drop shot with a bobber when I want to fish across stream, for many of the reasons George mentioned in the first part of the interview. Tick. Focus . George and I are both aware that the bounce rig is a Provo River staple. Only downside is if you are too aggressive with your cast it can tangle. And many of those adjustments are based on our thought processes around weights and measures. I’m anxious to try this drop-shot business. Other times, I might rig the tag with a lighter line so it breaks off, but the flies stay. Please read and understand this dangerous issue, then do something to protect Fishing Creek . Last point: I do use weighted nymphs in a drop shot rig — sometimes. Pause slightly for the fly to drop. I made an interesting observation while drop-shooting this weekend. unweighted nymphs in a drop-shot system bounce and jiggle every time the shot touches bottom. so for now, I am giving “euro” a run and my first time out tonight…it worked . This is my home, and I love it. Bring him back for more! . And learn to accurately judge the distance you are casting. . I’ve received countless questions about my thoughts regarding euro lines and mono rigs. Most often, these Streamside articles share something from around the fly fishing community that I’m certain will be valuable to Troutbitten readers. If you can control your depth maybe you can avoid the complete bottom bouncing as well. using tippet rings for droppers. . I understand keeping the bottom fly unweighted. Material diameter and material stiffness. If you haven’t yet read Part One of this short series, back up and give it a read. But I regularly use the same small and lightly weighted flies on my upper tag — the same nymphs I use in my go to nymphing rig.”. See more of Troutbitten on Facebook. But I don’t do it that way so much, because the trout don’t respond as well,” I said. George nodded. They do it a lot. The shot at the bottom of the rig makes contact with the streambed, and it hangs up less than most nymphs. . I’ll cover these in another article too. Check out the link above, and search the web for drop shot rigs and you’ll see many different options. The Pat Dorsey indicator to my understanding was NEVER intended to suspend or float heavy shot weighted nymphing rigs. Stories, tips and tactics from a life on the water. And in fact, by putting the weight at the end of the line, we can have two nymphs (or more) riding off the bottom and above the trout’s head. I go back and forth between more traditional Euro style nymphing and drop shot nymphing. . Stories, tips and tactics for pursuing wild trout with nymphs, streamers and dry flies. With 20 pound monofilament as a fly line substitute, and with fly-line-style casting, better control, contact and strike detection are gained with the Mono Rig versus a fly line. Generally, I rig for drop shot when I want to touch the bottom, but I don’t want to lose my flies. There are more gems like these in George’s new book, Nymph Fishing. And be nice. I see now actually after reading again you said if the bottom fly is weighted it hangs up too much. 156 talking about this. Here is a modified definition the Troutbitten blog published. Drop it. George was on the clock as manager of the State College TCO store at the time. Some of his friends? Instead, I’d like to share the two most interesting points that George Daniel made about drop-shot nymphing. the big nasties (aka linemen) are in the trenches with the defense trying to let Tom Brady get a couple tapes on the highlight reel. I used two small tippet rings (instead of blood knots) to tie the droppers to as well as the bottom tippet for the weight. Know your tippet diameter. . Sorry, but had to laugh at the “I’ve been doing this since the 1970’s” statement. I drop shot when I want to get small flies deep. I know when my nymphs are where I want them to be and, by adjusting weights, I can slow them down or speed them up. by Domenick Swentosky | Sep 16, 2018 | 25 comments, Read the Troutbitten Article  |  Buy the Staff. And he was always ready to engage an angler who brought a boatload of questions. But, overall . Join the mailing list to receive all Troutbitten articles and updates directly to your inbox. At the heart of the puzzle is an eternal question: What do the trout want? Here are some somewhat random thoughts on the matter: 1. Join Troutbitten and follow along. Mar 18, 2018 - “You can’t catch a fish without your fly in the water.” Efficiency has become a game for me; it’s something I enjoy; it’s something I think about when I’m not fishing, and I’m constantly trying to improve on a system that keeps my flies in the water and the … And if it works and it suits your needs, fish it. Stories; Series. He’s a gregarious dude who ties excellent flies and has a deep knowledge of trout and trout-water, gained from decades on the river with an inquisitive mind. https://troutbitten.com/2018/06/26/nymphing-tight-line-vs-indicator/, love that, I am just starting more eurostyle but really like the use of unweighted flies and softhackles — and since I am not competing…I can add weight via drop shot instead. I’ll bring in some drop-shot experts who take the method to another level. i use drop shot tactic to drastically slow down my presentation to a crawl, especially in slower deeper pools where trout may not actively be feeding but I can hold the rig there long enough to where it may entice a fish to strike. . Then I can feel  the shot tick bottom through the drift and easily control the exact depth of the nymphs above. And the easiest place to start is to know your distances. . Also to consider: drop shotting can be done with or without a suspender. 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