- May 17, 2006
Were you not using any indicator at all?
No, other than the greased leader butt/fly line tip. But this can be quite cramped, close quarters fishing and my reasoning was I used to fish shrimp/czech patterns for winter grayling watching the line tip in the past. However thinking about it, the flies were bigger/heavier then, so contact was probably more direct. And these fish are definitely better educated.
I tied plenty of different, mostly #18 or #20 beaded flies, some black nickel, silver, gold, purple, pink etc, during lockdown. Hopefully, as Mrtrout says, they'll work better in winter conditions.