Drifting a Bead setup?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by stewart dee, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. stewart dee

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    So this weekend I have a new Spey line for indicator and beads (going to the Sky). Anyone try this? can the rod cast a bobber (thingymabober), some small lead and a leader of about 12 ft. tipped with a nice yellow/pink/pearl bead? What is a good color for this? And how far do you let the set-up drift down stream?
     
  2. Dustin Bise

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    well stew first off you need some 30lb maxxima.

    the good thing about a thingamabobber is it is light and casts easy. you can adjust depth easy too.

    basically the idea is to just cast out about 1000 times and use a snell knot because you dont want ur clinch not to break. plus speytards cant use snell knots so they get jealous.

    but yea just find a spot and start castin u dont have to do anything fancy just get it out there and when it disapears, just pull back really hard on the rod! FISH ON!

    peace.
     
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    oh and if there is some good soft current u can just turn off the drag off on the reel and let it float all the way to the backing or more. just make sure u use a lot of split shot for this.
     
  4. Evan Burck

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    Last time I did this on the upper Sky, I hooked 3, landed 5! We'll take my boat up this weekend and float from the confluence down to high bridge. I have an extra spot available if someone's okay with sitting on the cooler.
     
  5. stewart dee

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    So I need 30lb for what part of the setup? thanks
     
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    30lb wire leader tippet
     
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    You sick bastard! A single bead may be the most deadly technique of all fishing methods, fly or gear.
    Cut a piece of 24 inch leader in half. Then tie it back together with a snell knot. Put the gammi hook at the end of this and drop the bead on top of the knot then secure it with a toothpick. Above the bead there should be about 14 inches of leader. Cut off another chunk of leader and snell it to that. Drop the split shot on top of the snell so it wont slide. The rest is straight forward.
     
  8. stewart dee

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    Funny Evan. I need to get this thing in working order. The only way to fish this water I will be at is in a strike indi and a small bead. Since I don't own a single or switch rod I am stuck with what I have at the time.
     
  9. Evan Burck

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    Just use your longest spey rod. Better line control that way. You'll be able to mend 100' casts.
     
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    Let me know the approximate time you'll be running Boulder Drop and I'll shoot some video of the guy on the cooler...


     
  11. Evan Burck

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    I'll just take the line these guys did
     
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    Oooh right Stewart.... now you getting with the program...just listen to Evan.. now you going to hook into fish for sure .. goodluck
     
  14. golfman65

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    Why is this gear fishing bullshit in the spey fishing section..or fly fishing for that matter..

    hope one of those beads gets stuck up your ass stew...
     
  15. Dustin Bise

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    wow bro lay off the rage juice!