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2012/03/08 19:08:28 (permalink)

Strike Indicators

Just wondering what strike indicators you guys prefer, I've been rollin with the thingamabobbers but the mess up my leader.

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    doubletaper
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/08 19:23:06 (permalink)
    Float Master indicators is what i use when i use an indicator. simple to use. thingamabobbers are a thingofthepast!

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 01:14:36 (permalink)
    Thanks DT, I'll look into them

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 07:47:10 (permalink)
    Indicators don't work. They are garbage.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 08:03:48 (permalink)
    floatmaster co is what I have used for years.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 08:17:24 (permalink)
    One little trick I learned from a couple older distinguished gentlemen was, if you are using Thingamabobbers tie them to your leader using a very short mono dropper line. The shorter the better.
    You can slide the mono up and down your leader without ruining it when changing depths.

    I only use the cheapy little styrofoam ones now if needed..

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 08:34:12 (permalink)
    I like the little twist-on ones myself. Easy on, easy adjust, easy off. Doesn't mean much considering I can't nymph for $#^!.

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 08:44:21 (permalink)
    When your dry fly disappears from the surface, that is usually an indication of a strike.

    The poster formally known as Duncsdad

    Everything I say can be fully substantiated by my own opinion.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 09:23:42 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: DarDys

    When your dry fly disappears from the surface, that is usually an indication of a strike.

     
    uber snobber!

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 10:03:33 (permalink)
    Fish Pimps.  Haven't bought any for awhile but assume they are still made.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 11:11:00 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: DarDys

    When your dry fly disappears from the surface, that is usually an indication of a strike.

     
    Your flies won't float, anyway.
    All that hackle makes is making them too heavy to float.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 12:19:43 (permalink)
    Ya I can nymph without indicators here or there but at some big slow holes it's hard

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 15:57:49 (permalink)
    I normally don't use them, but every once in a while I do find a situation where I find them useful. I use small corks of various sizes. I burn a hole length wise through the center with a heated bodkin or piece of thin wire. Then I make a slice through the cork with a razor blade till it cuts through to the hole. When the need arises, figure out where you want it, pull the line through the cut into the small hole. Then I use a small piece of round toothpick to peg the line, or a small piece of twig will also do the trick. Easy to change position and if ya loose it, no big deal, they are relatively inexpensive.
    post edited by bigfoot - 2012/03/09 16:05:20

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 19:44:42 (permalink)
    Ya I lost mine this last trip and had to use a cigerrete butt and a twig

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/09 19:45:08 (permalink)
    ^^^^ that's a joke

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/10 10:03:06 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: davef

    Fish Pimps.  Haven't bought any for awhile but assume they are still made.



    There are probably millions of those in Elk Creek logs by now, they pop off every time a fish is hooked.

    By far (in my opinion) the most worthless piece of fishing equipment ever.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/10 10:19:16 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Loomis


    ORIGINAL: davef

    Fish Pimps.  Haven't bought any for awhile but assume they are still made.



    There are probably millions of those in Elk Creek logs by now, they pop off every time a fish is hooked.

    By far (in my opinion) the most worthless piece of fishing equipment ever.



    That's why I haven't had to buy any for awhile .  They worked as well for me as any I tried though.  I did also like the small round ones Poor Richards sold that had no slit in them.  I always cut a slit in them and used them with a piece of rubber from the other kinds laying around the ground.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/10 16:33:00 (permalink)
    Ok, I oredered the master floats, I shied away from the pimps, as any hoe does.

    I picked up new thingamabobbers at dicks they have slits and a peg now

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/10 22:41:12 (permalink)
    You shouldn't use strike indicators as it is in the Bible:New American Standard Bible (©1995)
    When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.............:)
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/10 23:45:07 (permalink)
    Ya sorry I'm not dry fly fishing in March ???

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/11 11:28:45 (permalink)
    After having my strike indicator hit by fish a bunch of times I started using a foam beetle.

    Now I just use a poofy dry or foam beetle and call it a strike indicator instead of a tandem rig. Unfortunately, when a fish hits it it is only an incidental catch instead of on purpose, but thats just semantics anyways.

    (yelllow ones on spring fed creeks when sulphers are hatching is very frustrating. they almost always hit the indicator.)
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/11 23:36:53 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: SevenMileShowcase

    Ya sorry I'm not dry fly fishing in March ???


    First, that wasn't a question.

    Second, why not? They're already starting to look up for food.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/11 23:47:59 (permalink)
    Cold you're so right, today there were so many stoneflies coming up, I couldnt believe they werent rising?

    Maybe a couple rose throughout the hole day but hundreds were coming off

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/12 07:34:49 (permalink)
    Cold you're so right, today there were so many stoneflies coming up, I couldnt believe they werent rising?


    First, that wasn't a question.

    Second, stoneflies typically don't emerge in the water, like most mayflies. Instead, they usually crawl out of the water, onto rocks or plants to emerge on land. While you might pick up the occasional fish on an adult stone dry, from what I've seen, the early stone hatch is of more interest to the nympher than the dry fisherman. I have seen several BWOs coming off this year though, and that's what has been an indicator of topwater action at this early stage of the game.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/12 08:08:41 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Cold


    ORIGINAL: SevenMileShowcase

    Ya sorry I'm not dry fly fishing in March ???


    First, that wasn't a question.

    Second, why not? They're already starting to look up for food.


    You're right. Around here I've been fishing good bwo hatches for the past 3 weeks.
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/26 09:39:37 (permalink)
    Lots of trout rising in the past couple of weeks on the river that I usually fish. They were taking stones and small caddis. Just because it is March doesn't mean the fish aren't rising. They don't have calendars.

    As for strike indicators, I have one leader dedicated to nymph fishing and I keep a Frog Hair indicator on that. I also make my own indicators with an "O" ring and floating yarn. These are very handy when I want to nymph when I'm using my 4-weight rod and they tend to show a subtler strike when it happens. I don't always use an indicator when nymphing, but but among other reasons for using indicators, they allow you to detect strikes at a greater distance from you.

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/26 12:55:03 (permalink)
    all i have ever used is a very visable dry like a parachute adams say a size 14 or so ...to many times i hear guys say they keep rising to my indicator...double you catching chances and cast fairly easy ...caught some of my biggest browns in tn using a dry as an indicator above a midge

    i fish because the voices in my head tell me to
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/26 13:06:31 (permalink)
    Ya I was going to give that a try, Ive been doing good on midges.

    Around 5 almost everynight lots of stoners come off.

    two days ago we had mayflys

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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 09:06:54 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Cold

    Cold you're so right, today there were so many stoneflies coming up, I couldnt believe they werent rising?


    First, that wasn't a question.

    Second, stoneflies typically don't emerge in the water, like most mayflies. Instead, they usually crawl out of the water, onto rocks or plants to emerge on land. While you might pick up the occasional fish on an adult stone dry, from what I've seen, the early stone hatch is of more interest to the nympher than the dry fisherman. I have seen several BWOs coming off this year though, and that's what has been an indicator of topwater action at this early stage of the game.

     
     
    Well,,,,those early dark stoneflies will typically emerger from the water and not the shorline.
    Some of my local streams fish very well in March to emerging stoneflies.
    They aren't great swimmers and  the nymph will swim erratically, trying to get to the surface. Fish key in on this movement and the easy meal. 
    If the nymph gets washed down into faster water, their movements freeze up until they hit calmer water. They then start an erratic wiggling motion to get to the top. Once on top, they float with wings folded for quite some time, air and water temps dictate how long it takes for flight.
    Rise forms will dictate if the fish are taking adults or hatching flies.
    Those early blacks are typical mid stream hatchers.
    And after I type this, I'm heading out to hit the hatch again. Air temp should be over 32 by the time I get there.
     
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    RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 10:59:22 (permalink)
    ^^^ godspeed dano im en route now

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