Micro Fly Dapping - First Time
I have been reading about Micro Fishing for the last few months and decided to give it a try. I usually fish very highly stressed ponds at my local county park and figured "why not".
I wanted to try fly dapping since it was something I've never done before. I used a 5 foot South Bend telescopic pole, micro split shot, 6 feet of one lb Maxima test, and a #20 dry fly (gnat). I was able to sight fish by swinging out the fly with the weight of the split shot and managed to land about 12 bluegill in the 2-3 inch range. Happy to report all were C&R.
Those small fish on that thin pole was amazing. I was smiling the whole time.
I hope to ramp down the size of the fly and maybe go for smaller sized gills. On my next trip I'll add the micro fishing float and give Micro Fly and Float fishing a try.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma