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David Bisnett

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Applying the Leisenring Lift
« on: June 08, 2016, 05:34:47 PM »
Hello to all,  so I have a question: How does the Leisenring lift work when blind fishing?  From what Ive read, Jim Leisenring utilized his now famous technique when anticipating or actually seeing trout present in good trout lies so that he could induce a take.  Basically, the lift is effective when trout are feeding on nymphal/pupal forms in the process of emerging and he would stop his rod to imitate the emergence of the insect as it rose to the surface correct? 

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Re: Applying the Leisenring Lift
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 03:46:01 PM »
This technique can be very effective at times! I generally pause at the end of each drift, so the flies are allowed to rise to the surface, which often results in an extra fish or 2 in the net.

It's well worth the effort!
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