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  1. There would be riots. Cuomo waived all entrance fees at the state parks. Should be interesting in the summer when people are looking to get on the beach.
  2. If it works, it works. Like I said, keeping everything inline that way has increased my hits and a lot. I was in the same boat as you, thinking it defeats the purpose....until i was being out fished standing side by side with my buddy using the exact same flies. What i noticed is that the terminal nymph swings under the dropper/heavy nymph when they pass in front of you by that time both nymphs are on the bottom. I was tying a bloodknot with 6" tail and still getting twists around the main tippet, plus i wasnt hooking up as much. By having the heavy nymph on top and as an attractor the terminal nymph is what's catching for me.
  3. I've mostly stuck with tungsten flies for this reason. Gets you down quicker than a normal beadhead. If I'm stuck with a lighter beadhead that show work I'll throw a small split shot 7"-10" above the nymph. My most successful set up so far is about 3' of fluoro tippet to my heavy nymph then i tie a clinch knot to the bend in the hook with another 4' of fluoro for my second nymph. I used to tie a bloodknot above the nymph like Fly by Night suggested but I found I got too many twists in the "high" nymph if the tippet wasnt on the heavy side....sort of like tying a teaser ahead of a plug. I think my hook up rati has gone up by keeping everything in-line. The the first, heavy, nymph is the attractor and the terminal nymph is what i am hooking up on.
  4. I think thats the flaw in my rig. Before I start fishing i need to straighten the leader otherwise it just remains coiled and i cant feel a thing. I have Fly Line (usually 6"-14" coming off the rod tip)>perfection loop>14" of 10lb mono for my leader>bloodknot> 12" of multicolored indicator line> (tippet ring)> then 6'-8' of Fluoro as my tippet. Since the indicator line is the weak link in the system I was thinking of dialing back my leader to 8" of something thinner. No need for 10lb mono when the indicator is like 4lb test.
  5. What do you look for in a leader? (Ha) I'm currently using the butt end of an old tippet, which i believe is too heavy to effectively feel the nymphs. It's probably equivalent to 20lb mono. I hear you about bouncing the nymph off the bottom, causing the indicator to jump or pause. I've been just lifting the rod when that happens and it either frees up the nymph or is enough to set the hook. I think i do err on the side of heavier/larger nymphs.
  6. Also, a step or 2 can make a huge difference...presents the nymph down a different line and a different set of bottom structure. After 5 passes with nothing happening I'll take a 2 steps and that has allowed me to hook up.
  7. I should've also added that I don't use the expensive fly tippets. I have a spool of the Seagur Fluoro. 300yd spool cost the same as 30yd of fluoro tippet material. I use mono when fishing dry flies and fluoro when nymphing. Granted dry flies arent nymphing but when the hatch is popping off around you and you see fish rise, you don't want to miss out.
  8. I started Euro/Czech/Tightline nymphing last season on the advice from a friend who guides. Once you get the hang of it you'll catch fish year round. If you picture the nymph as bucktailing you'll get the hang of it much quicker. I picked up a 10ft 3wt Orvis Clearwater. I usually only have 6"-14" of my fly line past the tip Then 14" of 10lb mono as a leader, then my indicator line, at the end of the indicator line I use a tippet ring that allows me to switch out different setups fairly quickly. My go to has been a 2 nymph rig, essentially a hi-lo rig or putting a teaser in front of a bucktail. The lead nymph is something flashy to get them out of the rocks to have a look- san juan worm, single egg sack, or a grub. the second or main nymph is what I'm matching the hatch to. Cant go wrong with scuds or midges right now. After 30-45 min of nothing I'll switch that out to something else like a large stonefly....big bait catches big fish and big bait makes an easy target for lazy fish. If you're fishing a highly fished area and everyone is throwing stoneflies chances are after a while they wont touch them. Thats when the attractor or "teaser" will start to catch. All the photos below are from late last week
  9. ^^^ This. Already seeing "new" worm boxes in spots along the hudson.
  10. When the eye of the hook was passed through the loop was it hitched to the top of the eye? Sounds like the line was caught at the opening of the eye, rather than sitting neatly at the top of the eye of the hook
  11. It's also coming in a soft top or removable hardtop version. Different packages and photos
  12. Spring Peepers are already out. Did a little freshwater action and was surprised by the amount of activity this early. Also spooked a frog from its rock perch and it swam away. They're usually still in hibernation mode, definitely in not the water. When I got home I pulled 3 ticks off of me....going to be a bad season for those.
  13. Arent both of these, the bait rig and the plug, now considered yours? Quick cut of the line would've taught everyone a lesson in these 2 cases. Especially the guys bombing plugs over your head, they didn't even know you were there.
  14. Im in. Thanks!