New Video: The Bank Ep07: “The Dropper Adjustment”

There are fish that are going to get caught. This was one. 6 weeks without much rain was tempered by the cooler than normal weather. A fish that has gone into ‘enduring’ mode to get through the drought period, most likely by shutting down somewhat and conserving energy. We chose this stream as there had been a fresh the day before and the water levels came up 5″ vertically. This pushed the lethargic fish from the deeper slots to the inside edge to avoid current flow. Dave shares some thoughts to catching it and why the fly changes and dropper depth are important and needed.

6 thoughts on “New Video: The Bank Ep07: “The Dropper Adjustment”

  • December 14, 2015 at 10:26 pm
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    Thank you for the insightful commentary on this one. Its great to learn about reading the fish, considering the conditions it is, and has been dealing with recently, not just reading the water.

    Thanks,
    Will

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    • December 15, 2015 at 9:34 am
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      it’s neat to think through what the fish has/is experiencing as it will tell you an awful lot about how it is likely to act and react. sometimes we need to leave them alone (as this one likely would have been best left) and other times they are so much more vibrant. 🙂

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  • December 14, 2015 at 11:16 pm
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    Great video, very good commentary. I hadn’t seen the dropper clinch (off the hook first) before. Might have to start using that!

    That’s one squirrelly lookin’ brown! Really looks like he’s just trying to survive.

    Nice work Jensen’s, as always

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  • December 15, 2015 at 9:36 am
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    Always neat to try different knots and approaches to droppers. And you’re right, that fish was just simply existing. Hopefully it drops to cooler, more stable water.
    Cheers

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  • January 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm
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    Posts like this breigthn up my day. Thanks for taking the time.

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    • January 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm
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      Thanks for your feedback – glad it added a little to your day, that’s the point. 🙂

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