Given the characteristics of different water types, specific techniques often provide better presentations than others. Within Euro nymphing, there is a technique where the sighter is floated to smooth out your drift in flatter water types. I have been using this technique since I first started fishing French leaders back in 2007 but I haven't used it as much since I began fishing micro leaders. However, over the last 6 months I have been fishing a floated sighter more often again. I have found it to be better in certain water types than a dry dropper/indicator rig or a traditional Euro nymphing presentation with the sighter held off the water.
In this video, I provide an in depth look at where and how to float your sighter. Hopefully it will help you understand the technique and its use a bit more.
Here are three videos we have previously done that will help you understand other technical elements of presentation that support the floated sighter technique.
How to tuck cast. https://youtu.be/QuvTP8ZmyLk
How to adjust your depth when Euro nymphing. https://youtu.be/UIJB15HKNpI
Are you Euro nymphing deep enough? https://youtu.be/UIJB15HKNpI