2. Allow the fly to fully settle in the water before you start your strip.
3. Watch how well this fly swims. By altering your rod tip, essentially mending the line, the fly will move side to side, up and down.
4. The fly will also track with the hook inverted which makes it easy for a grassy area.
5. Do not hard set the hook. Allow the fish to take the fly and then a soft side strip will set the hook.
"After forwarding your story to my lovely wife, she told me that it was she who came up with the name "Articulator." She is a speech pathologist at ECU and of course has a focus on articulation, etc. I don't think she is looking for royalties or such but did want me to give her credit. So it was Saturday at dusk, Miss Rita and I were on the dock and I was going to give the "Articulator" another try. First cast to the downstream bank with a quick strip yielded a strike and a run to deep water. I turned the fish back to the shore and it leapt out of the water. I could see it was a "pike." (chain pickerel). Over the course of the next few minutes or so, Rita drank her martini and watched me get the fish on the reel. She made a comment to the effect that she could see how fly-fishing might offer an advantage with regard to presentation but a handicap with regard to landing the fish. I agreed. The fish weighed just under a pound, by my judgement, and was released," Dr. Jeff Pierce. ~ Capt. Doug Sinclair
About Doug:Capt Doug Sinclair is a saltwater fly-fishing guide, casting instructor, writer and photographer from Alliance (Oriental), North Carolina. You can find him on the web at www.flyfishcarolina.com or call him at 252.617.5580.
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