Of the 6 grilse i landed on the Helmsdale last summer all but 1 were on the dropper and the one I had on the point was fowl hooked in the head making me belive it took the dropper and never hooked up properly, as that's how it felt too.For those who fish droppers what % of fish caught actually take the dropper. I still usually get most of my fish on the point fly. I would agree its about only 1 in every three when fishing normally (ie not skating or using a muddler or more unusual method).
A tay rigged dropper 4lb to the ring which in practice should set the hook and then break allowing the fly to run up to the point fly I don’t think I’ll botherI would imagine although in theory the rig looks fine enough, like as not there won't be enough resistance to hook a fish correctly once the dropper starts to slide!, and as the flee slides down the line towards the point flee, if you don't get 'em with the dropper, you certainly will with the point flee- one way or the other!.
Probably needs a little more development for the idea to work 100%
The stops he uses are black for use on carp rigs, I looked through a tackle shop to find some and bought a few different kinds to try, as far as I'm aware he only uses one stop to stop it sliding down to point fly and assured me it works. Only time will tell.I would say this is the basics of it a stop top and bottom of a 3mm ring that the droppers tied onto as steveg says the stops moving could be a problem,a link to float stops https://www.googleadservices.com/pa...iTkIDH6oTuAhUpShUIHT5wASsQ5bgDegQIFhBR&adurl= View attachment 54846
To be honest they’re cheap stops to see what it looked like i use these fox stops when pike fishing and they’re a lot betterThe stops he uses are black for use on carp rigs, I looked through a tackle shop to find some and bought a few different kinds to try, as far as I'm aware he only uses one stop to stop it sliding down to point fly and assured me it works. Only time will tell.