Originally Posted by Hardyreels
If we were to go back to read the first post here Taylor ask for tips on traditional nymph techniques. How we strayed away from that to see folks explaining the virtues of using sight indicators I don't know.
Now where is one drawing the line on "traditional nymphing techniques"... is it when people were no longer using just yarn for an indicator and switched to a foam or plastic indicator? or when one stopped using a big bushy dry and switched to yarn? I'm sure the idea of an indicator has been around for a long enough time to not consider it a "new age" technique....
In the end an indicator is just one more tool for the fly angler... and shouldn't be snubbed... If anything it's a misunderstood technique by those who refuse to use them