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At The Vise: Creating weedguards

If there’s a redfish in there, a weed guard is your only chance to hook up. Photo Aquatic Plants.com.

By Skip Clement / videos by Intheriffle 

Weed guards are essential ingredients for more than one species, a requirement in several habitats/environments and will advantage your hook-up potential. The latter is almost always true for a weed-guarded mouse patterns for trouts, poppers off lily pads for largemouth bass, or shrimp patterns in flats grasses for bones and reds.

Too, without an ‘effective’ weed guard, a grassy flat could end up being a waste of time if you consistently end up with a piece/s of grass clinging to your hook which will never entice a bite from self-respecting pescados.

For those looking to better their overall game and bolster their catch stats – watch these short videos by InTheRiffle, and you will be transported to a new knowledge center

It is not important that YOU tie these weed guards on ‘your’ hand-tied flies, but that you know what animals are best pursued with what kind of weed guard. So in that scenario just jot down what will come in handy to know when you pop into your local fly shop to get weed guarded flies for your next adventure on the water.

Watch these InTheRiffle Videos with the “Skimm” intro on Best Used.

1. Freshwater Bass Weed Guard

The most universal of all weed guards.

2. Double Loop Weed Guard

The Double Loop Weed Guard is the go-to for heavy cover, structure (bass flies).  This is the weed guard for mouse patterns used where your fly gets popped into the water from the bank or off lily pads.

3. Single Mono Weed Guard 

The Single Mono Weed Guard is for light saltwater flies or just smaller flies.  For improved effectiveness it is tied with heavier mono (25- 30-pound mono).

4. V Shaped Mono Saltwater Weed Guard

The V Shaped Weed Guard excellent for flies that ride hook up (bonefish, redfish and permit, especially in light grass.

The Single Mono Weed Guard is for light saltwater flies or just smaller flies.  For improved effectiveness it is tied with heavier mono (25- 30-pound mono).

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1 Comment

  1. nedun December 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Whatabout wire weedguards?

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