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Strike Indicator

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Can you use a regular bobber as a strike indicator?

Posted on: 2010/10/8 23:57


Re: Strike Indicator

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You can use an apple or softball for a strike indicator if you want to. Much like the apple or softball, if you are talking about a red and white plastic bobber with the spring attachment, you are going to have a hell of a time casting it. Given the prices of light weight fly fishing oriented indicators/bobbers I can't see using a regular hard plastic bobber.

Posted on: 2010/10/9 0:18


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I like Thingamabobbers. Hard to lose and easy to move on the line- should be around .50 to $1.00 for one. They do kink the line a little but does usually effect nymphing too much.

If you find you don't like that try the toothpick kind.

Some examples-

http://www.madriveroutfitters.com/pc-5119-187-thingamabobbers.aspx

http://skipsoriginals.com/THE_BASIC_Strike_Indicator.aspx

Are you using this to float a fly or for strike indicator? If the former- I would suggest the thingamabobber.

Posted on: 2010/10/9 9:16
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If you are really cheap you can make your own.

Take a 3" peice of yarn and cover with about an inch of thread in the middle. fold the yarn over itself and wrap, tying both ends together. Secure with fingernail polish.
Trim to desired height.

I used to make dozens of these for Hillie's using poly yarn.

Posted on: 2010/10/9 10:45
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What are you using the indicator for? What flies are you using? I do like JDaddy's approach but just a bit more detail might be better. There are a ton of techniques and more info might make it easier to nail it down.

Posted on: 2010/10/9 17:40


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I am Just using them to float nymphs. I picked up those thingamabobber and i really like them

Posted on: 2010/10/9 19:46


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MKern wrote:
If you are really cheap you can make your own.


I am really cheap.

This works fantastic, btw. When I was done, I had a poly yarn float with a perfectly formed little hole to use just like thingamabobber's.

(shame I still find nymphing unproductive, and thus boring, and will never use this)

Posted on: 2010/10/10 10:33
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Quote:

gfen wrote:
Quote:

MKern wrote:
If you are really cheap you can make your own.


I am really cheap.

This works fantastic, btw. When I was done, I had a poly yarn float with a perfectly formed little hole to use just like thingamabobber's.

(shame I still find nymphing unproductive, and thus boring, and will never use this)


can't agree more... If the situation deems it appropriate, I succumb and fish in tandem, but the methodical roll cast-dead drift-swing is just utterly boring.

I'll swing/strip wets with just as much success in warmer months than anyone nymphing.

Posted on: 2010/10/10 14:56
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Re: Strike Indicator

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You can if you don't mind people laughing at you. :) I use thingamabobbers to float nymphs and the end of my line as an indicator any other time.

Posted on: 2010/10/10 16:09


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Nymphing is the most productive way to catch trout! If you are not catching trout than you are not doing it right. I fish drys, wets,streamers and nymphs. You will catch the most fish on nymphs! I also like thingamabobbers when I use an indicator and use the end of the flyline when I high-stick. Nymphing is far from boring. Learn to do it and you will agree.

Posted on: 2010/10/10 16:37
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NYmphing is/can be exciting.

I have to agree with WTT that if you do it right it's all you'll want to do.

It take s alot of work to nymph efficiently, which is why a lot of people probably choose not to nymph hard.

Posted on: 2010/10/10 18:08
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I dont think it is that hard. I mean I took my friend out for only his second time fly fishing and he caught fish.

Posted on: 2010/10/10 18:16


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One.

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WildTigerTrout wrote:
Nymphing is the most productive way to catch trout! If you are not catching trout than you are not doing it right.


I'm doing it fun, that's right in my book.

Posted on: 2010/10/10 21:14
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Two.

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MKern wrote:
NYmphing is/can be exciting.



No, its not.

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Three!

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Hodge36 wrote:
I dont think it is that hard. I mean I took my friend out for only his second time fly fishing and he caught fish.


Its not, and its still boring.

Sorry for derailing the thread, and yarn thingamabobbers are cheap and easy I don't have to think about pennies if I snapped one off, which I'd have to use to do so anyways.

Hey, look, my batteries just about dead.. Third post all I had to say on this.

Posted on: 2010/10/10 21:16
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