This is what Im up against- Spot fish / get in position / cast upstream (has to be timed perfectly so as to arrive at the fish, at the right level, as it blows into a prawn hole....current is about 3ft per second) / strip.
The drift is what makes it difficult. You can often judge the position the fish will tail next but casting with your floating line (a necessity with the surrounding weed) and light fly to the fish is pointless if timed incorrectly. Additionally you have to judge the sink rate of the fly so that NOT ONLY does it drift in front of the fish at the split second its needed to... But now it has to drift and sink to the exact height in the water column. Difficult.
Heavily weighted to hold in the sand. This way I can cast to the predicted tailing position and then just wait to strip through the sand cloud. The inspiration came from the Shale Crab (a merkin/avalon hybrid) designed by the master himself- Jono Shales. His site is www.swoffa.com
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