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Hi I was wondering how you guys fish nymphs and drys, do you use and swap out different leaders, and if so can you go into detail of which you use, and who you store them etc... Do you keep the split shot, indicators on them, or do you take everything off. I have seen rig systems like the one attached and didn't know what people thought. I am trying to find the easiest way to swap between dry and nymph fishing.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L3P3N4G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3PO5TAKVH1YJY
 

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I just use 6mm black foam cut 2" wide and 5" on the edges with these scissors:



Then cut a 1 cm slot every 7 notches. Poke a hole in the end if you need it on a lanyard.

Both items can be purchased at Michaels for less* than the price of the fancy one....mind you I do love my fancy gear, but I also love cheap utility!

Makes a cheap, durable product that will hold your rigs ( all inclusive, split shot...etc.

*Cheap ones exist, or ask your grandmother or mom...they will have one :)
 

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Hi I was wondering how you guys fish nymphs and drys, do you use and swap out different leaders, and if so can you go into detail of which you use, and who you store them etc... Do you keep the split shot, indicators on them, or do you take everything off. I have seen rig systems like the one attached and didn't know what people thought. I am trying to find the easiest way to swap between dry and nymph fishing.
Thanks,

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L3P3N4G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3PO5TAKVH1YJY
I usually snip the fly's off and attempt to coil them and store in a fly box. But over a few outings, that just leads to a snake-fest. Plus, they get scattered into several boxes making in a PIA to dig out. That looks like a mini version of the pre-tied leader storage method used by the hardware guys... good idea, I like it.

Another cool single fly storage method my new neighbor uses, for smaller patterns, involves cutting a rectangle length of colored foam sheet to fit into box compartments and hooking the flies into that. Not only does it keep them from getting all hooked together, it's easy to see inventory. This is really helpful for dubbing patterns that loved to mate in the box :D.
 

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I take a 9' tapered leader. I cut off the tippet section And add a bigger tippet. At the first knot I add a BB shot type sinker. It's light enough to cast with my 4wt. I tie my first nymph on the added tippet. I then tie my second nymph on bend of the first fly on a lighter tippet. When I'm done for the year I just cut it all off and throw the leader away. The Tapered leaders don't cost that much. I've always been one to use new every time I change set ups.

For a indicator I use the thingamabobber. They come in different sizes.
 
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