Quote Originally Posted by sandfly View Post
Scott I fish the lower Delaware (big water) average depth 40 feet and over 150 yds. wide. I use different heads made from Cortland lead core and Cortland braided mono and have no problem getting those flies down. no need for jig style flies then. I use an 8 wt. rod most times.

Problem is, a majority of the shad we see are the smaller hickories; an 8wt would be a bit much for them. I'll see what I can do with some LC13 I have; I could also add some non-tox wire to the hook shank to start the flies..