Re: Strike Indicator Slower than Current?
With few exceptions, the speed of the current is fastest near the surface, and slowest near the bottom, due to the friction of the water with the bottom. Most often, the goal when nymphing is to drift your fly near the bottom at the same speed as the naturals. Your fly and/or added weight allowed your fly to drift at the slower bottom current speed - usually a good thing, since it would match the speed of any natural insect drifting at that level. In other words "you done good!" Try to weight your fly and make a cast and mend with a goal of keeping your indicator floating at the same speed or slower than anything floating on the surface. It's then up to the fish to tell you if the drift is right. Good luck.