What A Fish Sees

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Old Man, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    I presume that you are talking midges here? Anything size 20 is too tiny for these old eyes. I can't see the eye of the hook nor the end of the leader.
    Heck of a tough tie. Faster, broken water is batterer for me. :)
     
  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Nope. Size 18 and 20 Royal Wulffs.
     
  3. Olive bugger

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    Well, I still could not see the eye of the hook or the tip of the leader to fish the fast water anyway. Besides, it is hard to find fast water in a lake. :D
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I thought that also. but the size 18 and 20's eyes are just, just. You need a lighter leader as 5x doesn't fit the eyes to good. And if you get some that small, cut your tippet on the bias, slant. It will fit in the eye better. The sharp side will go into the eye easier. Found that out when my 5X didn't want to go in the eye.