Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday TIp - "Dry Dropper Rig" - May 31st, 2011

This week tips once again features r.b. wright outdoors ProStaff member Gordon Vanderpool. Gordon discusses the "Dry Dropper Rig" that he fishes quite often this time of year.  While fishing with Gordon, we saw a tremendous amount of activity on the water surface -- several trout "sipping" flies as they drifted over.  However, the bite was slacking off and Gordon noted that although it appears that the fish are feeding on the surface, this is actually only accounting for about 20% of the activity.  To prove his point, Gordon switches to the "Dry Dropper Rig" and immediately began catching trout again.  As we have said in the past - this is a sport of adaptability and Gordon understands this better than anyone I know.

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  1. That almost reminds of a different version of a drop shot rig in standard fishing. Neat idea and a great way to capitalize on the surface bite and and subsurface bite!

    Another great video segment

  2. Nick - They are very similiar in tying -- in fact next weeks tip is with Justin Harrell and is on the drop shot.

    You other point is dead on as well...the fish are either hitting the flies on the surface or the are striking subsurface - what better way to cover a body of water.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  3. Very cool. I love the drop shot. I wonder if you will get into deep cover drop shotting....

  4. Thanks for the info. Gotta serve it up to the trout on a silver platter. Tight lines...

  5. Nice - I enjoyed the dropper being tied via tag instead of the hook curve. This one works well. - TL