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Old 11-16-2010, 03:12 PM
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Default The French Slinky Strike Indicator

Anyone here use one of these strike indicators? Looks like a pretty interesting idea.

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Default Re: The French Slinky Strike Indicator

Interesting, but isn't mono buoyancy neutral? (If your fly is dry: mono floats/ if your fly is weighted: mono sinks)

I've never heard of anyone using an indicator while dry fishing?.... Usually nymphs--- wouldn't the 'indicator' eventually become one of the old deer hair mouse patterns? (only last so long until water-logged and no longer acting/ performing the same way?)

Seems to me that a weighted nymph would pull it under after a few drifts.
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Default Re: The French Slinky Strike Indicator

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Seems to me that a weighted nymph would pull it under after a few drifts.
Sure it will..but french nymphing means nymphing at short distance
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Default Re: The French Slinky Strike Indicator

Hey, Larry

I did not use the type of the one you show up there but have been using a different version, a backing sighter. You can find how to make it in You tube, too. I made the type of slinky up there but did not use it yet.

This system is only for nymphing and is not pertinent to dry fly fishing.
And people who are using this slinky are usually doing French or Euro nymphing where they do not use heavily weighted nymphs or split shots but use very small nymphs size 16 to even 18. They usually cast far upstream and let those small flies go down as naturally as possible and when they see slinky hesitate or do anything unnatural, they set the hook. Their leader is really long sometimes up to 15 feet.
On the other hand, Czech nymphing is a type of skill where you cast really short, almost leader casting, and use heavy nymph as a anchor fly and small one as a dropper. So, there is a big difference between Czech and Euro nymphing.

In fast and choppy water, this system is deadly.

If you want to know more about this, you can search You tube about Czech Nymphing. There is a guy name Aaron Jasper who is about to release a DVD about French and Czech nymphing.
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Default Re: The French Slinky Strike Indicator

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Sure it will..but french nymphing means nymphing at short distance
yup, that's true for sure.
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Didn't know you were interested in...french cooking Larry...I've never heard of this "recipe"I'll post another one in the little tricks to share thread soon.
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