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Old 09-08-2013, 04:10 PM
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Been making some indicators when I'm bored. Whipped this together a while ago. I know a lot of you don't like indicators and that's ok. Being objective what do you think?

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Old 09-08-2013, 04:15 PM
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Don't use them (no disrespect intended) but swap out the red tail for bright orange?
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:19 PM
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None taken. It is orange, bad lighting, I'm no photographer.
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They look like they would float well, and be very visable.
Have you tried them out yet ?
Send a field report post when you get 'em wet, let us know how you rigged up, and how they worked !
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I know they work well minus the taller foam upright. I've caught several several fish with the same indicator minus the upright or post or whatever it's called. I've fished all day with just one application of floatant. Thought I'd tie one of these up just to see how it looked.
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I know that Gary and Jason Borger use a bicolor indicator of 1/2 white and 1/2 black polypro. That gives contrast to the indicator.

The white stands out against dark water or in the evenings and the black stands out against white foam and bright day glare off the water.
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I know that Gary and Jason Borger use a bicolor indicator of 1/2 white and 1/2 black polypro. That gives contrast to the indicator.

The white stands out against dark water or in the evenings and the black stands out against white foam and bright day glare off the water.
Now that's a cool idea; never seen a reference to that before.
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I think the best color varies. What you should do is grab all the colors you have and test it out next time your on the water. The differences occur because just about 100% of fly fishing is done with sunglasses on and contrasting colors vary based on the tint and type of lens. I personally found that a that a yellow and purple mix with my sunglasses provides the best overall contrast. When i used my friends sunglasses that exact indicator almost disappeared.
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I think it looks good i fish an indacator some try to make on smaller for small nymphs and low water.
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I make them in different sizes and colors.
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