That tiny, compartmentalized plastic cup. You probably had one in your tackle box when you were a kid. You need to have one in your fly fishing vest today.
Because if you’re not using weight, you’re not fly fishing right.
But split shot is just the tip of the weight-option iceberg. Weighted flies, poly leaders, and sink tips – what a time to be alive. In this episode, I discuss some of the pros and cons of these options. I also talk a little bit about some nontraditional ways to think about adding weight to your fly rigs.