Number of droppers at this time of year

paul100

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Hi All

I'm fishing my local reservoir on Sunday from the bank and was wondering is it advisable to reduce my go to number of droppers to just the one given that the water clarity is better this time of year ?

Thanks for any advise given.

Paul
 

Rhithrogena

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I think we need to appreciate that trout vision is good. They can SEE tippet, and knots, and droppers.
I don't think the number of droppers will matter, personally, apart from the extra chance of a weak knot.
Rich
 

eddleston123

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Does a dropper double your chances?

Does two droppers triple your chances?

There are times when the water clarity is crystal clear -

I would then only fish with one fly.

I am talking mainly about wild brownies, but the same would apply to rainbows.



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Wee Jimmy

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Less can certainly be more in clear water ...especially if the fish are spooky or pressured so if you get the feeling the fish are shunning your team of three, it can pay to fish only two flies spread ten feet apart or go down to a single.
 

paul100

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Wind speed is forecast at 8mph ? Taffy 1 can you explain why this is a factor please ?

Thanks in advance

Paul
 

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