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    I'm wondering how to rig your fly rod for fishing 'bows with wet flys....

    How long of leader?

    How long of tippet?

    Is it the same way people fish salmon with a lead weight on a swivel above a barrel swivel?

    Thanks!

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    9-12 foot leader on a floating line, 30# butt section ~2 feet, 20pound mid section ~4 feet the rest is tippet, no huge weight or barrel swivel, you ill not ever catch a rainbow with a rig like that unless you get very lucky while sockeye fishing. I usually fish an indicator between 3 and 9 feet from my nymph, most days I'll fish a single BB split shot but if I don't have to I'll just use the weighted nymph. Of course different situations call for different approaches. I assume you are talking about the russian though in which case you must get up EARLY and you must DEAD DRIFT to be somewhat successful. I also fish sinking lines with shorter leaders while fishing with wet flies or streamers, but nymphs eggs and flesh I fish with nothing but a floater (plus dries). HOpe this helps
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    I agree with everything monkey said. Very very good info. Nice job monkey
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    thanks a lot guys!

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    hey people don't pay for me to take them fishing for nothing
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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