Hey stop bashing my self interest group!! I KNOW your developing a tubefly jig!!!Bent Rod said:Mike D , its an issue of legality, its not okay to use a indicator or external weight in a "fly fishing only" fishery such as the Vedder currently is.
If the river was "artificial fly only" I would be able to go there with my normal centrepin set up with float and jigs and would be 100% legal.
A JIG is a fly by letter of law, it meets all requirements of being a fly. Truth is a jig is a fly with a typically larger head and hook eye that is bent such that the jig rides hook up when fishing. The result is a lure that gets wicked hook up placement in the fishes mouth, for both landing ratio and mortality rates, it far surpases a fly in that department, as the lower jaw hook placement on many a fly caught fish is in actuality rather dangerous. With the tongue area being sensitive to bleeding, some of these super long flies and ones with stingers could be rather dangerous IMO.
Probably time for a self interest group to do a study on this and come up with some BLOATED numbers to support that theory, works for the anti bait crowd. :thumbup:
You need to be able to catch some salmon first :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy:I think i will be trying that for a couple of my salmon patterns and see if the hook to land ratio is greater