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Re: Strike Indicators

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Bought yarn for indicators, but they just don't seem to stay afloat with dry fly floatant. What should I use then?

Posted on: 2011/1/7 9:57
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Re: Strike Indicators

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Posted on: 2011/1/7 10:19
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Re: Strike Indicators

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Bought yarn for indicators, but they just don't seem to stay afloat with dry fly floatant. What should I use then?


Soak them in Camp-dry or Scotch Gaurd and allow them to dry fully. This will improve floatation greatl and make it easier to dry and re-apply floatant. Work swell on some dry flies too; wulffs, hair bugs, etc. It will slightly darken some materials though.

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Posted on: 2011/1/7 11:17


Re: Strike Indicators

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I used to use thingamabobbers but I did not like how they kinked my leader and I felt like I found it to be problematic since it is not in line. I switched to froghair or football with the elastic pull centers and I prefer them both.... personal preference when it is all said and done.... funny story though... I was having a tough day fishing and was working just to get the skunk off when a good sized bow came up and tried to eat my indicator.... no interest in my fly mind you!

Posted on: 2011/1/9 19:45
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Re: Strike Indicators

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Using a dry fly has to be the best strike indicator, it's better than having a bright yellow piece of yarn that can spook the fish and it gives you 2x the chance of catching a fish as your fishing 2 depths.

Posted on: 2011/1/10 16:36


Re: Strike Indicators

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Using a dry fly has to be the best strike indicator, it's better than having a bright yellow piece of yarn that can spook the fish and it gives you 2x the chance of catching a fish as your fishing 2 depths.


Which dry fly is an effective indicator when dragging the bottom of a 4ft deep run with four #6 shot and two bead head nymphs?

Size 1/0 stimulator?

Kev

Posted on: 2011/1/10 17:07


Re: Strike Indicators

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Which dry fly is an effective indicator when dragging the bottom of a 4ft deep run with four #6 shot and two bead head nymphs?
Size 1/0 stimulator?
Kev


This here 5/0 Royal Wulff should do nicely. Sure, I tied it as a novelty, but I suppose some heroic trout could mistake it for the day and hummingbird hit the deck and made him a happy fish.

Posted on: 2011/1/10 17:10
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I would love to see a 5/0 Royal Wulff lol. Chumley has a 1/0 trico Mean Jean tied for him!

As for strike indictors thingamabobbers well pretty well I think.

Posted on: 2011/1/10 20:17
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I would love to see a 5/0 Royal Wulff lol. Chumley has a 1/0 trico Mean Jean tied for him!


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For comparison sake, the first one in the row below is a sz14 extended body, the last one I think is a sz8 3xl.

Posted on: 2011/1/11 10:23
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Re: Strike Indicators

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if the nymphs were a sz 20 with brass bds i would say a # 8 elk hair caddis should do the trick

Posted on: 2011/1/11 19:52


Re: Strike Indicators

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Thingamabobbers.......enough said!

Posted on: 2011/1/12 9:22


Re: Strike Indicators

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I was having a tough day fishing and was working just to get the skunk off when a good sized bow came up and tried to eat my indicator.... no interest in my fly mind you


I've had this happen several times, almost always rainbows. When it happens I always switch to an egg fly, and almost always get a hit in short order.

Posted on: 2011/1/12 9:46



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