NEW ZEALAND STYLE NYMPHING
The method of tying a tippet with a nymph onto the bend of a big dryfly which then acts as a strike indicator has become an accepted technique across the world. However it is nothing new. In ' Teach yourself Flyfishing' Maurice Wiggin outlines the method in the chapter 'neither wet nor dry', only the method of attaching the tippet differs. Using a dryfly instead of a strike indicator appeals to many, (myself included) the bungs used seem more than a little crude but it is all down to the individual tastes. To further confuse issues I do not attach the tippet in the time honoured method favoured by most, there is something about the nylon coming off the bend that I do not like, it looks a bit cack handed.(not that the fish mind) I find it a struggle to fish with confidence (and enjoyment) unless all the detail of my tackle is right, like many others I suspect.
So try this fly as a strike indicator. Its a Strike Spiny with a nylon loop tail.
Tie the Spiny to the leader and then a tippet to the tail loop and finish with a Nymph/Pupa/Spider of your own taste.
Lots of deer hair to suspend most sunk flies! The larger tying is the most buoyant.
NZ Spiny #12 - 50p each
NZ Spiny #10 - 50p each