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I was tying some nymphs the other day, and i ran into a problem i thought would be a good debate-

Do you put lead on the fly? Or do you just prefer weighting the ine itself?
I always found weighting the fly with lead takes up alot of space on the hook, and it looks very bulky to begin with. Also, if a fish swallows it, the fish will most likely be sleepin with the fishes;) .


But when you weight the line, to me it seems alittle more difficult to cast, and you have to worry about how much lead goes on, and how much comes off.
But im a beginner so what do i know- i just want to know what you guys think bout this
 

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Hey flyfisher, I prefer weighting my nymphs directly using the flat match stick lead especially when tying larger sized nymphs, in sizes 10,8,6's. For one I feel you get a much more natural drift and as you stated before, its much easier casting especially when role casting. For early season stocked fish (not so hard to full) a larger profiled nymph seems to be more attractive to the fish anyway. Good Luck
 
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