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Old 01-31-2013, 02:03 PM
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Default Attaching thingamabobbers

I use a rubber band and a Prusik knot to attach a thingamabobbers. The advantage is that by making multiple loops around the leader with the rubber band, you have a method of making a moveable connection that does not deform the leader. Here are instructions.

You Prusik knot a rubber band to the leader.

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the attachment hole in the Thinggamabobber to the other end of the rubber band.

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The Prusik knot will keep the Thingamabobber in place and yet can be moved along the leader when you want. It doesn't ruin the leader as other systems. If the section of the leader is thin, this may not work as well.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:38 PM
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Oh thanks so much for the rubber band knot. I like the Thingabobber but hate what it does to a leader. I learn so much on the forum.
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Default Re: Attaching thingamabobbers

Thanks for this guys! The screw indicator looks interesting. I am definitely going to try the rubber band out next time I go fishing (hopefully soon!). I am tired of the bobbers making a weak spot in my line!

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Thanks guys...! I really like the idea of the rubber band. I am going to order some of the Trapped Air bobbers to see how well they work. I like the concept a lot. Yes, I'll second the motion of I learn a lot from this site!
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Default Re: Attaching thingamabobbers

whoa! cool. I'm going to try this. I'm still dialing in my bobber fishing and am always trying something new.
In the past I've nail knotted old fly line to the leader (level mono in this case) before and after my indicator as "bobber stoppers" and had something that was easily adjustable. Downside to this is it's not like you can just pop the bobber off and fish a dry fly. Also takes a bit of effort to rig up. So I'll carry two rods and complain about it the whole time.
Also used 30# and tied a loop knot that ran through the bobber hole, then I would use a clinch knot to attach 4x to the first nymph. Depth charge set up, a little more annoying to adjust depths on the fly. Also same problems as above.
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Default Re: Attaching thingamabobbers

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I use a rubber band
Your post got me to thinking...
- First, I wonder if the stretch of using an elastic attachement device cuts down on the sensitivity of the indicator. Some takes are barely perseptive as it is. I wonder if you lose a bit by using somehing that 'gives' so readily. It seems the elastic would rob the indicator of some of it's response to already subtle take.
- Are you happy with the life of rubber bands in a wet environment that is also rife with U.V. light? I latched on to a few latex elastics my daughters use to cinch their hair down into pony tails and braids and am amazed at how durable these bands are and the amount of stretch they can safely handle.
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I picked a pack of them up at my local chain drug store. A few bucks for a large amount seemed like a good price and they come in several sizes I'm told. At the store I went to I opted for the smallest size which fit on even the largest Thingamabobbers yet didn't dangle a hole lot because of the short distance between the indicator and the leader.
Now all I need is some warmer weather to field test them in!
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Default Re: Attaching thingamabobbers

I had an idea where a thingamabobber might be a way to go, but I need to do it with my spey rod and it would be a fairly far cast. I looked at the rubber band idea and wondered if it would hold up to a long spey cast and a big rod. I'm pretty sure the hair things would do it.
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