Leader set-up diagrams


A simple Yellowfish set-up supplied by my friend Rory

 
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This rig is simple and quick to setup. The knots I've chosen in the diagram are not the only knots to use, they can be changed as per personal preference.

In rivers the primary purpose of fishing two flies is to be able to control the depth at which the flies are drifting.

The Point fly is connected to the Control fly via a piece of mono, with a simple clinch knot tied on the bend of the hook. The Control fly is generally the heavy fly, which will pull the lighter, or unweighted, point fly down to the required depth.
Again this is not a hard and fast rule, eg: both flies can be lightly weighted, the combined weight then being heavy enough to pull both flies down. Or both flies can be unweighted - if tied slim and dense enough, the flies will still sink to the correct drifting depth.

The length of the tippet section will depend on the depth of the water to be fished. The section of line between the Control fly and Point fly is usually about 30cm long. Again this is a guideline and can be changed. The strike indicator is placed on the leader section, between the fly line and the loop to loop connection.




The following diagrams were submitted by seasoned yellowfish anglers and compiled by Wiets Wilken for Weizterfish.
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The First set-up as used by Herman Jooste

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JockO's version







Devlin Pammenter's version


 
 
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Daryl Human's version





The following diagrammes were submitted for trout fishing but can also be used for yellowfish species in our rivers. These set-ups are especially effective when targeting yellowfish in clearer and smaller streams.


Mark de Jager's version


 
 
 

Two versions from Darryl Lampert


Version 1





Version 2



Thanks to Wiets Wilken from Weizterfish for use of the diagrammes.
 
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