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Just got back from lickman, nothing again for me :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash: Got out there at 6 and waited for the light to shine. Waters crystal clear and gettin lower.Seen 5 hooked and 3 caught. Pritty sure they where all springs, well the ones i seen anyways, also the one i seen real close had lice on it still :thumbup:. Gettin busy there as i left with about 5 people on each side. Hope you all have a better day than me :cheers:
 

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I stopped there this morning around 11 and surprisingly everyone was drifting.
I was sure they would all be bouncing but it was nice to see.

stayed just long enough to see one fish hooked and a few small ones roll. maybe will have to hit it one of these eves
water looked great ,just the way i like it nice and low and crystal clear. This will make for some great spooky fish :thumbup:
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All where using floats, kinda surprised. Didnt realize how deep the pool was there, these guys had about 10ft from float to swiv, then like a foot leader. The one guy that caught the best one i seen out there said he was usin roe all morning with no results then swiched to wool and bingo.
 

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Britguy they are not bottom bouncing. If I know the run or runs he is talking about these runs are 10-12 feet deep. I even move my float past normal.. but normally 4 ft between wieght and float is max as it gets too hard to cast after that :wallbash:
 

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Ya sorry he wasnt bbin and the spot he was "flipping" into was so deep his float still bobbed. I was gonna ask exactly how deep it was there but only had 2hrs sleep and was noddin off so i left.
 

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Well I guess I had the same luck as most today. I was out at the Tbrigde with the boy for a few hours and nothing. I did see a few jump though. Then went down to Peach from 1pm to 5pm and nothing but a couple small trout. Didnt see anyone else with anything either. I am getting some good practice with the fly rod though!! Hope that latter this month is better??
 

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Well I guess I had the same luck as most today. I was out at the Tbrigde with the boy for a few hours and nothing. I did see a few jump though. Then went down to Peach from 1pm to 5pm and nothing but a couple small trout. Didnt see anyone else with anything either. I am getting some good practice with the fly rod though!! Hope that latter this month is better??
When the springs start really stacking (late sept - oct) they get really agressive, and would probably hit a bare hook. You should get one on the fly rod soon enough, but I would thinking landing it would be a chore :thumbup:
 

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Bottom bouncing has sure picked up a bad name. If guys are using extra long leaders then they are trying to floss the fish from that pool. But if a person is using no float, and some weight with a short 1 to 2 foot leader I have no problem with them bottom bouncing like that. Just the same as chucking a spoon in there to see if you can get one to bite. My :2cents: worth on this matter.
 

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Bottom bouncing has sure picked up a bad name. If guys are using extra long leaders then they are trying to floss the fish from that pool. But if a person is using no float, and some weight with a short 1 to 2 foot leader I have no problem with them bottom bouncing like that. Just the same as chucking a spoon in there to see if you can get one to bite. My :2cents: worth on this matter.
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I only started fishing the Vedder last year and you guys confuse me with all this bottom bouncing talk , in the books I read a lot of the top river guides are recommending bottom bouncing :wallbash:

sorry but just trying to learn and this is an excellent site to do it, thanks all :happy:

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Just wish I could catch a fish :confused:
 

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Ok.... quick overveiw

Bottom bouncing the "traditional way" is using a 1-2 foot leader (just like float fishing) and is commonly called "drifting" down in the US. Drifiitng is widley used down in the states and hardley anyone float fishes. This is not flossing. This can also be used while out on the vedder in very deep runs (like 8 + feet deep) where it is hard to cast a float setup.

Bottom bouncing on the fraser should not be called bottom bouncing at all, it is flossing. It has ruined the method "bottom bouncing" as people use to know it and has turned it into a taboo word that is never used on these forums.

These guides are either reccomending bottom bouncing the traditional way because it is a very effective way to get your presentation down fast and right in the strike zone or they are just trying to make money. Hopefully it isnt the latter.

By the way, there are ALOT more people float fishing this year compared to previous years :thumbup:
 

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Like Cape R I too am still trying to learn. So, bottom bouncing is using a short leader, 1-2" and ?????? then doing what????? Can someone explain exactly what the rigging is like from the tip of my floating line to the end where I tie on my fly? Thanks again for sharing all your knowledge with the learning masses...Much appreciated.
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Like Cape R I too am still trying to learn. So, bottom bouncing is using a short leader, 1-2" and ?????? then doing what????? Can someone explain exactly what the rigging is like from the tip of my floating line to the end where I tie on my fly? Thanks again for sharing all your knowledge with the learning masses...Much appreciated.
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This doesn't apply to fly fishing at all, only gear rods. Bottom bouncing just consists of a swivel with lead above it and a 1-2 foot leader. Flossing is same thing but with a much longer leader. Flossing is possible on a fly rod, but it is hard to do and defeats the purpose of fly fishing.
 

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umm ED you can use a BBing setup on a fly rod. you just have to hold the extra line and cast it like you would a pin but letting the line go out of your hand as you toss. I was watching guys do this on the Squamish last year for pinks :naughty: took me a bit to figure out what the hell they were doing cause i saw the fly rods but they were casting funny LOL

I dont in any way recommend doing this with a fly rod though as having a good size peice of lead or a few split shot could do some rod damage when fighting fish, or if it snapped and flew back and hit the rod :wallbash:
 

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I think those guys must've been getting desperate Hook...man, what a horrible way to fish...takes all the fun out of it... :eek:

Good explanation there EveryDay...

Cape resilient, try reading through the "Shortfloating" thread. There are several links to other articles in the forum archives and good explanations of flossing and other techniques in there...I think there's a link in my signature at the bottom of my post here...

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umm ED you can use a BBing setup on a fly rod. you just have to hold the extra line and cast it like you would a pin but letting the line go out of your hand as you toss. I was watching guys do this on the Squamish last year for pinks :naughty: took me a bit to figure out what the hell they were doing cause i saw the fly rods but they were casting funny LOL

I dont in any way recommend doing this with a fly rod though as having a good size peice of lead or a few split shot could do some rod damage when fighting fish, or if it snapped and flew back and hit the rod :wallbash:
Good advice Hook. The method described is completely unnecessary. A proper sink tip system will get the fly into the zone, and allow for a proper drift.
 
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