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Old 07-25-2013, 10:54 AM
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Default Re: Nymph rig for Western Carolina

I've never really used a strike indicator, I have either fished a nymph without one or I have tied a 18" dropper line to a high floating dry, like a #12 thunderhead and a greenie weenie 18" below. If the deal is about 2x the depth and you're in 18" of water then the strike indicator ought to be around 3' from the fly- is that correct?
What purpose does the strike indicator serve? Obviously it helps you detect a strike but does it also help in the respect you can use a weighted nymph that sinks fast- as in some water that's needed, but the indicator lets this weighted nymph sort of move along the bottom without hanging up?
One reason I think I've stay away is the feeling it must sort of screw up your casting but on small water that probably isn't that much of an issue.
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