Dropper what you are doing and read this!
Ben Moyer of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette clues us in to a "Fly-fishing trick" that will help anglers catch wary trout. I'll bet some of you have heard of it before. See if you can identify this obscure technique.
I searched through my box for the biggest, bushiest dry fly I could find and smeared a big drop of floatant into its hackles.
Next, I threw a couple of crude half-hitches around the bend of its hook with my tippet, about two feet above the beadhead nymph.