THE SUNK-FLY VARIABLES OF WINTER STEELHEADING

Just got done fishing flood waters on the Olympic Peninsula and had to dig deep in the old arsenal of tricks. Some of the things to consider were: heavy sink tip with a short leader, heavy sink tip with a long leader, sink tip with a weighted fly and sink tip with an unweighted fly. I actually used all of the above on this trip because not only did I have to fish deep but also had to contend with snags, tight slots and tricky drifts. I realized that sometimes we get lazy and fish one method when another would be more productive. This refresher course made me realize that it’s important to modify technique based on conditions. Any comments?

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