In an effort to fish more effectively under the cut banks of some of my favorite streams, and also to avoid losing so many flies when I take the relatives out, I did some experimenting with weed guards...
The technique I'm using is a lot like this guy's here:
Either way, here is the finished product...
I gave one of these to each of my brothers and they fished all day with them - I even actually got one back!
Anyone have any experience / found any problems with using weed guards?
Edited to add: FYI - I'm using 15lb test mono for the weed guard.