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    I don't know if a green san juan worm will work quite the same or not, but if you tie the green weenies are extremely easy to tie and highly effective. The loop at the tail is important because it gives it some action.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineman19 View Post
    On the average, I would say 18-24". I wouldn't go much less or too much more in mountain streams. Too close, and the dropper won't have enough room to do its thing, too much and you'll have more problems with tangling etc. TRy a few different lengths and see what works best for you. Most times, it's best to use one size smaller tippet for the dropper to help with casting and movement of the second fly.

    Neal
    Good advice here from Neal,
    Might I add a few more pointers that work for me. Often when using a dropper, I actually prefer fluorocarbon tippet for the dropper. Using fluorocarbon tippet serves two purposes, it is more dense than mono so it actually sinks easier and gets your fly down quicker plus it is harder for the fish to see. A perfection loop on your dropper can also be handy to add some more action to the fly as well... but that's just what I do.

    Tight Lines,

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