One other rather lovely and frequent occurrence when you're anchored and fishing two "poles" with indicators is the "shift". That would be the wind shift. Best not to fight it or get angry, just deal with it. Almost a guarantee that once you're set and settled down with your beverage of choice, the "W" will shift and you're going to have to reposition as your indicators drift back at you. Reposition: That's pulling anchors, reeling in one of your lines, rowing or kicking to the lee side of the shoal, resetting anchors and recasting both rigs before your beverage spills, gets too warm (or too cold).......... fun and games. On my favorite BC lake this shift can happen four or five times an hour!
Fishing two rods to me, can be both doubly productive and frustrating, and is a double edged sword...
When chironomid fishing with just one rod I miss my share of fish, and if I’m fishing two rods - one with a chironomid and the rod in a holder, and the other, say, with a cast and stripped leech - my miss rate (and curse rate and volume) goes up even higher on the chironomid stick. And, if I happen to get one on the chironomid rod, and have to put down the leech outfit with a bunch of line out, that line will invariably sink and sometimes get irretrievably stuck on the bottom.
So, for me, the most productive way (highest incidence of hook rate) to fish two rods is if I’m actively trolling. Still miss my share then, too...
two rods for me. sometimes there might be two or three sizes of chronies coming off so i'll rig different colours and depths under the indicator til i can find the right combo. if i get it dialed in i have brought in one line (only happened 2 or 3 times) the whole idea doubles my chances though.
That can work, but it can also be casted and ultimately in the right conditions can be more effective. With the correct winds, the indicator works better casted out and allowed to drift or when worked back slowly. No wind at all, you should use a full sink at that depth and work it slowly up and then let it back down. Both of these methods seriously interfere with beverage drinking though. Go ugly early and you won't need to worry about it.
I got a two rod endorsement for steelhead fishing. Snap T in one hand, double spey the other, and swing them both thru the run simultaneously
I've only had a double once
It was the same fish
Two bead rigs, right in the ass