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Old 01-24-2010, 01:05 AM
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Default Thingamabobber Right Angle Rig

I normally use Thingamabobber indicators and fish them in the traditional 2 fly tandem rig set up. I ran across the following video about using the Thingamabobber in a 90 degree/rt angle set up. Looks interesting. Has anyone here tried this or use this type of set up? If so, what are your thoughts, etc...?


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I first saw the 90-degree setup in April 09 when I took a guided trip down the Roaring Fork in CO. Same rationale as in the video, this setup got you down faster. Certainly worked well for us as the Fork was a little swollen and fast in April.

The only difference I recall was that they advocated tying both mono and tippet sections to the thingamabobber with loops. Again, supposedly to enhance sink rate.

I have used this almost exclusively since then. To be honest I find that I get fewer tangles with this setup...though as mentioned, it takes a little longer to setup initiatlly and change out. I haven't done a rigorous sink-rate comparison.

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Interesting approach, I might give it a try.

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I first saw the 90-degree setup in April 09 when I took a guided trip down the Roaring Fork in CO. Same rationale as in the video, this setup got you down faster. Certainly worked well for us as the Fork was a little swollen and fast in April.

The only difference I recall was that they advocated tying both mono and tippet sections to the thingamabobber with loops. Again, supposedly to enhance sink rate.

I have used this almost exclusively since then. To be honest I find that I get fewer tangles with this setup...though as mentioned, it takes a little longer to setup initiatlly and change out. I haven't done a rigorous sink-rate comparison.

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Default Re: Thingamabobber Right Angle Rig

Thats a different setup, thanks for sharing!!! How do all like thingamabobbers ive been interested in them???
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Tx- it can be really effective-- i first saw this steelheading in upstate NY. And it's a great way to introduce folks to nymphing.

You can also use an O-Ring/Poly Yarn indicator the same way instead of a Thingabobber.

Here's a nice tutorial and step by step by Loren Williams (an excellent steelhead and trout guide from NY). There's a link embedded in the tutorial as well showing how to make your own o-ring/yarn indicators.

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Tx- it can be really effective-- i first saw this steelheading in upstate NY. And it's a great way to introduce folks to nymphing.

You can also use an O-Ring/Poly Yarn indicator the same way instead of a Thingabobber.

Here's a nice tutorial and step by step by Loren Williams (an excellent steelhead and trout guide from NY). There's a link embedded in the tutorial as well showing how to make your own o-ring/yarn indicators.

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TX, I use this often on the Truckee Too. Our water is deep and pushy in places. We fish on the bottom with large stuff. I use all sizes and colors. Black is great for some light conditions. One tip for these indies is find a small rubber O ring, and slide it over the grommet ear before you thread the leader thru. Corrects the tendency of the bobber to slide when water loading. The only problem with the 90 deg. set up is a little less adjustability.
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I went through Taylor Creek in Basalt. I also found the write-up that they had on this setup--I'll post as soon as I figure out how to attach a word file. I believe it was from their March 09 newsletter. Pretty much this is the setup I have been using since then and no complaints. I simply change the size of the thingamabobber depending on the water.
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