I use this tactic when fishing on large reservoirs or lochs,usually from a boat.As well as imitating whatever happens to be on the water at the time,it can be very effective even when there are very few fish rising and nothing to come up for...
Absolutely. It’s my go to if there are no risers from the bank also.
2 hoppers, one dry one just in and keep walking.
Fair enough, ones i dabbled with had loops both ends, and i didn't trust the fine end. Sheath moving over core shouldn't be a problem if you gink it for a floater.They come with 8 inches of the core already exposed.I tie in a fig 8 loop or a tippet ring as you say.
Those were the very early ones, which simply had loops in the core at either end.I remember I wasn’t impressed with that idea as an interface at the flyline end either at the time.I suspected they would be prone to hinging but in practice they seemed ok.The sheath on those old ones was much easier to strip or rucker up than the current versions.Fair enough, ones i dabbled with had loops both ends, and i didn't trust the fine end. Sheath moving over core shouldn't be a problem if you gink it for a floater.