Originally Posted by taylor16
Any tips? I've never enjoyed the idea of adding a "bobber" so I'm open to any and all suggestions...
Force yourself to do it. Leave the strike indicators home, fish weighted nymphs casting upstream on a short line, lift the leader off the water as it drifts towards you... watch the water droplets trickle down the leader... if the line stops/twitches/or you just "get a feeling", set the hook!
You'll develop a sense for the take and you will catch more and bigger fish, even from pressured waters fishing behind other anglers.
For me, this works best on small-to-medium sized streams. On large rivers you may still need an indicator... use the smallest one you can as to not upset the drift of the nymph. And it doesn't always have to float, as long as you can see it.