I'll be fishing in Ketchikan in early Septemeber and I'm thinking about trolling bucktails on my 8wt fly rod to mix things up a bit. I fished around Clover Pass last year and did will with cut plug herring on it's own and with an 8" flasher. I have not tried bucktails before, so I have a few questions I'm hoping might get answered.
- I have heard to fish them 30-50 feet from the boat in the prop wash. Should I fish them right on the surface or with a little weight to get them down?
- Can I or Should I fish them with a little ProChip flasher? I have a few 8", 4", so am wondering if this would help. Again, if I'm using a flasher, I'm guessing I'll need to put on a little weight to get the flasher off the surface and actually flashing. Correct?
Any other help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.