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    Default Floating the Caney from HH to Betty's Island

    My dad and I are putting in at dawn Sunday morning and making that section of the float for about our 3rd time. I don't remember much of the water, I thought it was all deep like the section a few hundred yards from the newly built stairs below the dam, but my dad told me it gets shallow, too. What should I be fishing mainly, a midge under an EHC or a wooly bugger? I tied on a tapered leader and LOVED it until I started getting knots in it. I took that off, put on a few feet of tippet, then an EHC, another foot or so and then a midge. It casted alright, awkwardly, but it worked. What should I do about that? Be more careful with the tapered, or go as is?

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    most of that section is shallow with out generation .midge ,midge, midge, and somemore midges and maybe some scuds ,under orange bobbber no ehc in that section

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    Watch your cast tempo and don't go too far back on your backcast. I personally don't like to have more than 8 ft of leader and tippit total, but that's just me.

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    With the current schedule, you'll have high water, it will never drop out all the way.
    I have a casting class coming up the 20th of Sept

    Grumpy

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyspey View Post
    most of that section is shallow with out generation .midge ,midge, midge, and somemore midges and maybe some scuds ,under orange bobbber no ehc in that section
    EHC as an indicator, not a fly. I quickly saw how much splash the pinch-ons created.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaiderFan View Post
    Watch your cast tempo and don't go too far back on your backcast. I personally don't like to have more than 8 ft of leader and tippit total, but that's just me.
    I've learned to stop a little past straight up, and when I go too slow the line has a huge loop that doesn't like to roll out onto the water. When I go too fast, the line shoots out straight, stops in the air, and then bends and
    twists as it falls to the water.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    With the current schedule, you'll have high water, it will never drop out all the way.
    I have a casting class coming up the 20th of Sept

    Grumpy
    Email me at jato_jr@yahoo.com for details, I'd be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worrgamesguy View Post
    EHC as an indicator, not a fly. I quickly saw how much splash the pinch-ons created.



    I've learned to stop a little past straight up, and when I go too slow the line has a huge loop that doesn't like to roll out onto the water. When I go too fast, the line shoots out straight, stops in the air, and then bends and
    twists as it falls to the water.



    Email me at jato_jr@yahoo.com for details, I'd be interested.
    Yeah, you better stick with Grumpy. Most of my info is just guess work

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaiderFan View Post
    Yeah, you better stick with Grumpy. Most of my info is just guess work
    No offense, but I know your fly fishing history Granted you've done far better than me, but I want a veteran. Once the weather cools off I'm gonna take a trip with DonWinn to the Caney.

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    So should I even bother with a wooly bugger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worrgamesguy View Post
    No offense, but I know your fly fishing history Granted you've done far better than me, but I want a veteran. Once the weather cools off I'm gonna take a trip with DonWinn to the Caney.

    Yeah, I've struggled a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaiderFan View Post
    Yeah, I've struggled a bit!
    I'd be more than happy to fish with anyone on this board though. We could chill, and you knowing more about flies themselves could help me and maybe my ignorance of the sport will teach you something that you didn't already know. We need to get a date for everyone to show up and go fish the Caney.

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