Re: Using Yarn as an Indicator?
I can't see the subtle ticks well with them. I blamed this on their round shape. Other people use them with great success. I don't like the bobber look either. I can see the ticks well with yarn properly attached to the leader and the right amount of shot and tippet. Did that for many years but got tired of the mess and wasting of floatant. I've tried almost everything then I found hot heads. I use the blk/yel top small ones for most water and jumbo blk/yel, grn/yel, and yel/red tops for heaving nymph rigs, big water, hard to see conditions.
I think the most important thing to remember when using any strike indicator is to always move the fly rod downstream on the take or you just pulled the fly right out of the mouth.