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 Post subject: Strike indicators
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:57 pm 
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Brown Trout
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Last week I was testing a new nymph that I came up with over the winter (Snowed In).
I thought that I would fish the nymph in shallow riffle like water,so I put on a #4 shot and a Palsa indicator. Palsas are those little deals that have stickum on both sides and you mash it on to your leader
So I am throwing my new nymph in a run that consistently holds trout. I don't get a single bite. I did strike at something and the indicator tore off and went bobbing off downstream. Shortly thereafter I struck off another indicator. Put on a third indicator,and I noticed that it seemed to be traveling too fast plus it came up out of the water when I mended the line. So I got more annoyed and finally changed to my regular styro indicator. This changed the speed plus it casted and mended better.
After changing indicators ,I caught 5 fish out of the same run that I had not had a bite in using the Palsa indicator.
Lesson Learned !!

Stone-Man Throwing away all Palsa Indicators now

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 Post subject: Re: Strike indicators
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 6:55 am 
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never have liked stickums, while i love yarn for the tailwaters, it's hard to beat a styro, bushy dry or plastic ball on the freestones.


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 Post subject: Re: Strike indicators
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:21 pm 
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Uhhhhhhh, what's an indicator? :shock:

Ralph ;) :D

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 Post subject: Re: Strike indicators
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 7:54 pm 
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Fancy boy fly fishers call 'em indicators.
Most other folks call 'em bobbers, floats or corks.

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 Post subject: Re: Strike indicators
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:27 pm 
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Croker, you are right, they are bobbers. For all the rest of you that want to be politically correct..... you can can rename them and call them strike indicators.


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 Post subject: Re: Strike indicators
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:47 pm 
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Have you tried the wool indicators? http://www.strikeindicator.com/ProductD ... tCode=TOOL

I tested some last weekend. Overall, I liked them. Curious for thoughts from others.


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 Post subject: Re: Strike indicators
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:21 pm 
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I've been using the Strike indicator since it came out. Barry is a customer of ours that resides in NZ the biggest part of the time now.
He brought the prototype by & i knew i had found my indicator, sweet being able to change depths w/o taking anything off the leader, of course, some of the old timers here will remember the slit tube & yarn years ago that you could do the same thing with.
They also have a larger tube now for bigger flies & helps on rough/tumble blue lines where the smaller yarn just dosen't cut it, least not for me.
I recently contacted Barry & asked him if he can add pink to the range of colrs, something i can see rather well in rougher water.

Grumpy


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 Post subject: Re: Strike indicators
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:06 am 
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Obviously a very good system if you are a yarn freak.
I certainly don't think that it is better than a cork with a slit in it (Ligas Indicator) on small streams. Yarn is harder to roll cast in tight quarters than is cork.

my .02 worth

JT

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 Post subject: Re: Strike indicators
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:59 pm 
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JT:

For the longest time I have used the Frog Hair single use strike indicators http://froghairfishing.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=64&product_id=93 and they have been nothing short of spectacular. They don't crimp your leader like the Thingamabobber, they stay put unlike the palsa or football style indicators, and unlike the NZ yarn they do not need to be dressed with floatant.
Lately I've been using the Airlock Indicators for my steelhead and trout nymphing. I have mostly been using larger stuff (Think size 2 stoneflies) but Airlock does come in a trout size that works OK for lighter line work. They're as good as the Froghair indicators, but they are reusable.
Just some food for thought.

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