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Curly Q Indicator

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Does anybody have any experience with french nymphing and the curly Q indicator? When you get a take, does the sighter stretch out completely?

Posted on: 2013/3/19 13:26
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Re: Curly Q Indicator

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It can, depending on how hard the take was, but you're also looking for what you perceive to be an abnormal stretch. It's no different than using a strike indicator.

Posted on: 2013/3/20 9:14


Re: Curly Q Indicator

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Agree with Trout-Stalker. Sometimes you will only see a slight movement on the curlies next to the tippet. To be honest, I've never had a strike where the enire Curly-Q straighten out.

Posted on: 2013/3/21 8:32


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I am more of a fan of just a bright section of mono in your leader. The curly q gets annoying to keep set up correctly. I think the plain bright mono is easier to detect a strike.

Posted on: 2013/3/21 15:08
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Re: Curly Q Indicator

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you have to really study it when your fly gets a take or anyhting interferes with it the indicator will stretch out slowly i would feel it was too late if it were completely stretched out or snagged everything about fishing that way dead upstream curly q micro nymphs no weight is deadly but yet its delecate talk to heritage angler he will clue you in on it he's the one that had me doing it ( catching carp in spring creek)

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Re: Curly Q Indicator

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I was wondering if you only put two or three loops in it, if it would make it more sensitive, I feel like I dont need 17 loops riding on the surface.

Posted on: 2013/3/23 12:32
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Re: Curly Q Indicator

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mike_richardson wrote:
I am more of a fan of just a bright section of mono in your leader. The curly q gets annoying to keep set up correctly. I think the plain bright mono is easier to detect a strike.


Two different sighters/indicators for two different applications.

Posted on: 2013/3/23 13:12


Re: Curly Q Indicator

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mario66pens wrote:
I was wondering if you only put two or three loops in it, if it would make it more sensitive, I feel like I dont need 17 loops riding on the surface.


In my experience you see the strike by means of all the coils. They all just start spreading apart. I would imagine that this movement would be harder to see with less coils.

Posted on: 2013/3/23 13:13






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