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Tippet ring as an indicator?

You must have superman eyes.
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Just try it! You'll be amazed!!
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Just try it! You'll be amazed!!
I do use furled leaders with tippet rings. I don't see a thing. How far away are you?

Now that I think about it. The ring is under the surface for me unless i'm using a dry as an indicator.
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Pete,
The line is out, however far the fish are, less a little bit. The leader is about 5' or maybe 7', usually 5'. The leader it'll lay perfectly still and flat on the water, and the tippet also. If you watch where the leader and tippet join up, you'll see minute action there as the fish takes the hook. Usually that juncture is easier to see than the fly, especially if you're using a tiny wet fly, that is sinking gradually, or just in the surface film.
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I must be really good at line and leader control because I feel the take about 90% of the time. Not trying to sound out of step but I use no indicator at all.
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Hi to All,

Anyone with a little age on them use to fish wets and nymphs with out an indicator and we all caught fish. But, how many takes were there that we missed or didn't set the hook on at all. I think I catch a lot more fish with an indicator than I do with out one. I include a big dry fly as an indicator.

Fishing Alaska is a whole different thing. There are lots of opportunities to catch fish and missing a few is not a problem. That is not necessarily true in the lower 48. I never used an indicator in Alaska either. My technique for Grayling was all feel.

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Pete,
The line is out, however far the fish are, less a little bit. The leader is about 5' or maybe 7', usually 5'. The leader it'll lay perfectly still and flat on the water, and the tippet also. If you watch where the leader and tippet join up, you'll see minute action there as the fish takes the hook. Usually that juncture is easier to see than the fly, especially if you're using a tiny wet fly, that is sinking gradually, or just in the surface film.
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True,

But I was referring to fishing nymphs triple dropper style in Pa. and all over the place. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to bust you for using an indicator, just saying I don't.

I used to fish a hares ear, a zug bug, and a little golden stone in a trio in order to present a buffet to the fish. Probably luck but the fish always slammed me hard enough that I had a longing to feel the almost imperceivable take I always heard so much about................

Do people still do that? A trio, I mean? Takes a little getting used to but it was always very productive.
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Perhaps i'm wrong but don't you Graduate from Nymph to Dry Fly!
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