2 Fly Pattern Top-water Set-up?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Roger Stephens, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. troutingham Member

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  2. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Roger -
    From my experience with double hookups while trout fishing, I would add that the likelihood of ever landing two fish with a setup where the point fly is tied off the bend in the hook of the lead fly, is remote.

    I presume you are fishing with barbless hooks, as I do trout fishing. Under these circumstances, any sharp pull from the fish on the point fly will pull the fly out of the fish on the lead fly. I've had several double hookups while trout fishing and have only landed the fish on the point fly each time. If you really want to try to land both fish (whether in the salt or fresh water), you will need a set up where both flies come off the leader with separate tippets. As Curt pointed out, this arrangement is much more prone to tangling.

    Dick