Strike Indicators

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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 11:00:29 (permalink)

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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.


I think it was last year, they changed the latex tubing inside the pimps. They fit very snug now compared to before. The tubing they used prior was crap, and they would fall off all the time.

Floatmasters are in my opinion the best out there. The teardrop shaped ones are my favorite.
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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 11:09:54 (permalink)
The dry fly as an indicator is a good idea for shallow clear water, but it's more of a hassle in heavier riffles, and times when you need lots of weight to get down.

An indicator has it's downfall in certain situations, particuarly when you're fishing very fast riffles where the surface current is way faster than the current on the bottom where the fish are hanging out. In this case your indicator is going to pull your flies downstream much faster and ruin your chances at a dead drift.

Using no indicator works well in fast riffles and pocket water. Czech nymphing in particular is deadly in the riffles.
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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 11:50:08 (permalink)
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The dry fly as an indicator is a good idea for shallow clear water, but it's more of a hassle in heavier riffles, and times when you need lots of weight to get down.

An indicator has it's downfall in certain situations, particuarly when you're fishing very fast riffles where the surface current is way faster than the current on the bottom where the fish are hanging out. In this case your indicator is going to pull your flies downstream much faster and ruin your chances at a dead drift.

Using no indicator works well in fast riffles and pocket water. Czech nymphing in particular is deadly in the riffles.

 
What if the trout don't speak Czech or French, just English?  Will they still bite?

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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 12:11:49 (permalink)
No.
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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 14:18:13 (permalink)
B@satardizing a dry fly as a strike indicator is a one way ticket to flyfishing he!!.

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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 17:17:16 (permalink)
I know the nitecrawlers I use almost always pulls the #14 Adams dry I always hook them to. Should I maybe try a parachute Adams instead??....WF
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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 18:15:58 (permalink)
You guys need to get the terminology right.....................






Garden Hackle DAMMIT

 



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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 19:32:53 (permalink)
Mea Culpa. Garden hackle is much better then grizzly,brown or dun hackle. Maybe I should try a different type of fly dope?...WF
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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/27 21:21:06 (permalink)
green powerbait.. all im saying

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RE: Strike Indicators 2012/03/28 07:51:56 (permalink)
Coldfront and WF have it right.  If one uses a maggot or garden hackle on their dry fly, they are a fly dope.  Or a maggot.  Or something.  But they will go to flyfishing he!!.

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