RE: Radical New Idea / Flyfishing
it is illegal in NY to use a bare hook unless attached to a lure, fly or similar bait. What you see in the video it is not attached to the fly but the fly is in line of the main line..
Think about this, trollers for Salmon... Ever see them troll a dodger, flasher with a bare hook behind ?? Ever hear of trolling a wobbler & bare hook ??
Most trout bead systems that ppl are using up on SR are really NOT legal but the dec looks the other way, same with floats ppl are using (4' weight rule). If you are really "fishing" I could care less. But my thoughts... If you want to run a trout bead pegged up any distance up your line why not put a fly on instead of a bare hook ? My other thoughts , If you run this trout bead any further up then 2" from the hook you are snagging fish.. Think about it..trout beads are plastic and float so you cast or drag your line across fish with bead floating to keep line above fish and hook (sinks) below. See it all the time liners are good at what they do & can get it in the outside of the mouth easily with out the average angler thinking twice.
Do trout beads work legally ? Of course they do but sadly they are a great lining tool used in the wrong way which is the reason so many crazy un enforced regulations get made every year.
"whats that smell like fish oh baby" .. J. Kaukonen