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Old 02-01-2010, 04:56 PM
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Default what kind of strik indicator do you use?

lookin for some strike indicators....looked at the Thingamabobers the other day at the fly shop...looked pretty neat...i have been using jsut the little stick on ones that you fold over on each other but sometimes i have trouble seeing them....anyone else have any ideas? the stick on ones are pretty cheap...but they are a pain to get off if i dont want them cause they stick so well...only easy way i have found to get them off is to cut my fly off and slide them down.....just lookin for some opinions...pics or links to them would help a bunch as well
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: what kind of strik indicator do you use?

I use the same ones you are talking about. They work fine and do not affect the cast. Cheap too
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Default Re: what kind of strik indicator do you use?

i havent been useing a strike indicator but i do have some putty stuff that was recomended my the local taclke shop it come in fluresant pink anf yellow but i personaly have no idea if its any good

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Default Re: what kind of strik indicator do you use?

Thingamabobbers in my humble opinion are the best I've personally seen on the market...the various sizes let you tailor them to your needs. Based on the "balloon" indicators apparently used and created out west....they are very sensitive - easy to change position on the leader..etc....and alot of guides seem to use them for their clients...enough said.
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Default Re: what kind of strik indicator do you use?

Dont throw away the little stick on ones--they're great for windy days and for fish that are spooked by larger indicators. Thingamabobbers are where its at. They're easy to cast, easy to remove and easy to adjust. I also like the fishpimp style where you use a small indicator and a rubber band keeps it in place. Sometimes I prefer those over a Thingamambobber.

Ive never tried the fur/feathery ones before. But I see tons of guides using them.
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Most of the time in winter I highstick with no indicator. When I do use one I mostly use the Thingamathingys but also use home made yarn indicators in white or black.
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Default Re: what kind of strik indicator do you use?

I agree with Walter 1023. Thingamabobbers are great. The other that I use is the Phil Rowley style of indicator. They sell them under other names, but when you strike the fish, the indicator pops loose and slides freely up and down the line while you fight the fish, so if you want use a long line under your indicator it is probably the better choice in that particular situation.
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Default Re: what kind of strik indicator do you use?

Most of the time I don't use them
I do carry a bit of yarn though in case I feel the urge
Here's the knot to attach it
Yarn Indicator Knot

I also often coat my leader knots with fluorescent fabric paint
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Default Re: what kind of strik indicator do you use?

I have tried many different types. Currently when I nymph under an indicator I use the Thingamabober as I like it the best. But I try not to nymph too often
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Default Re: what kind of strik indicator do you use?

My supply of Cortland stick-on indicators ran out a month ago, and I can't
locate any. I've been using the leftover foam that the indicators are punched
out of. I've considered using some little 1/4" foam beetles: easy to tie, and
if a fish hits my indicator....BINGO! Finding some big eye #10 hooks would
be nice, but a small o-ring attached to the hook might make looping it onto the leader easy.
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