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Re: Strike Indicators

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I use split little corkies or The thingamabobber with a ferrled leaders only. The braid of the leader is such that they don't kink the leader.

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Try using a small piece of toothpick to secure the Thingie. It works!

Posted on: 2011/1/2 8:42


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I like the pompom yarn indicators. I feel they are the most sensitive but they do lack the ability to hold more than 2 bb size spilt shots. I like white for that color for me is easy to see and does not spook fish. Reusable and very durable they seam to out last the thinga by about 3 to 1.

Posted on: 2011/1/2 9:48


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Another Thingamabobber fan here. Best indicators I've ever used. I also have some super small "tipper indicators" I bought from Cabelas, which are also nice but the rubber/foam tends to wear out quickly and they will fly off on occasion when casting, which is why I made the switch.

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Posted on: 2011/1/2 11:20
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Well, just my .02

1. For much of my nymphing, I find myself not using indicators at all. This is especially true in deep, fast runs, where I do most of my nymphing. I'm a high sticker.

2. On small, shallow, and/or slow streams, I often use a dry-dropper. I think it spooks less fish, the dry is useful, and if I do switch to a dry all you gotta do is take the dropper off.

3. In situations where I use an honest to goodness indicator, it's the thingamabobber. I use it most when I want to nymph slow and deep. With no indicator, the fly just settles to the bottom instead of rolling. With the weight needed to get down quickly, a dry is likely to sink. Thats where the strike indicator comes in. Very common when I go steelheading, for instance. Thingamabobber floats well, casts well, is visible without being too gaudy, and I like the right angle leader approach for these situations.

Posted on: 2011/1/2 15:14


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I prefer in-line indicators, but in other instances where it's not practical, I use home-made yarn or the foam/toothpick ones.

Posted on: 2011/1/3 11:00
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The only thing I don't like about the thingamabobbers is that when you're using a lighter tippet, like 6x, they tend to slide around a bit, especially if you're casting a little bit. I wish they made the ring out of a soft rubber to give it some friction.


You spoke and they listened. Sort of.

Why can't I find a pic of the new design online? I am failing. It's in the Eastern Fly Fishing that just came out. They have pegs that go through the hole now to avoid slippage.


Nice to know. I was thinking about getting some of those small rubberbands that the orthodontists hand out and wrapping it around the ring area to prevent sliding, but hopefully this solves the problems. I'd love to see those photos, and the finished product.

Posted on: 2011/1/3 12:45


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I use the dry-dropper method. I definetly think it is better for use on heavily fished areas and spooky fish. Plus I have never caught a fish on the surface with the foam indicator, but sometimes they do take the dry

Posted on: 2011/1/3 23:09


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I cry foul! He asked about indicators, not Proper Flye Fyshing with an Angyle, which is obviously dry fly fishing. Making the occasional nod to the barely-refined baitfishing style nymphers by hanging a dropper off it isn't the same.

gfen, classically styled dude (your dudeness, duder, duderino if you're not into the brevity thing) of excellence.

Posted on: 2011/1/3 23:26
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I use these;

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jdaddy wrote:
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wsender wrote:
The only thing I don't like about the thingamabobbers is that when you're using a lighter tippet, like 6x, they tend to slide around a bit, especially if you're casting a little bit. I wish they made the ring out of a soft rubber to give it some friction.


You spoke and they listened. Sort of.

Why can't I find a pic of the new design online? I am failing. It's in the Eastern Fly Fishing that just came out. They have pegs that go through the hole now to avoid slippage.


Nice to know. I was thinking about getting some of those small rubberbands that the orthodontists hand out and wrapping it around the ring area to prevent sliding, but hopefully this solves the problems. I'd love to see those photos, and the finished product.


Not too mention that the metal rings eventually get squished and crack creating a sharp edge that will cut your leader unexpectedly. I've been popping the rings out of the thingamabobbers for all of my steelhead fishing since the combo of heavy tippet and large fish destroys the metal rings in short order. The only downside is that the leaders eventually cuts through the loop ruining the indicator, especially if the bobber is placed near the middle of the leader where the line is thinner.

Kev

Posted on: 2011/1/4 8:21


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Coiled Hi Viz Mono Strike Indicator works the best. No resistance and will not spook. Very sensitive.

Posted on: 2011/1/6 12:06


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I use yarn from the craft store.

Posted on: 2011/1/6 15:46
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Thingamabobbers....Wouldn't they decrease the strength of the leader just by attaching them?

Posted on: 2011/1/6 17:04
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all indicators shine in certain aspects and not so well in other aspects

Posted on: 2011/1/6 18:24



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