When To Use The Indicator Or The Tight Lining Technique

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When To Use The Indicator Or The Tight Lining Technique
Last week I made a trip to the Caney Fork and spent the better part of the day wading in the cool 57 degree water. I discovered that I had the air conditioner controls at my finger tips as long as I stay knee deep and above in the water. I discovered something else on this trip that I will never learn all there is to know about fly fishing for trout. My reasoning behind that statement is using the nymph effectively. As all you know using the nymph as a dropper below a dry is somewhat easy to master, but when it comes to using multipliable nymphs without the use of the dry is much more difficult for me. I know I lost numbers of trout in some seams and pockets that day. Why, because I either never felt the hit or my indicator was set at the wrong depth or I should have added some lead. I finally ditched the indicator and started tight lining using just one nymph and still had problems knowing when to set the hook. I did discover one thing through all of my trails and errors; most of my hits came at the end of the drift, when the nymph was in a stationary position floating. I landed my best trout with this method. So I would love a little input from you guys on your method or technique, when using a nymph with an indicator or just tight lining. All opinions are welcome!!!

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