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    Default Re: Does anyone have experience with Dorsey Indicators?

    Quote Originally Posted by el jefe View Post
    Tell it like it is, Silver!! That describes nearly every argument I've had with my wife over nearly 30 years.
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    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    Default Re: Does anyone have experience with Dorsey Indicators?

    Quote Originally Posted by myt1 View Post
    Do you think asking an indicator to float three number six split shots plus a couple of flies is too much to expect?
    I have not tried the split shot underneath them.I usually just have a fly under it and it does very well.Anything heavier and i would do as Silver said and use a Thingamabobber or Airlock indicator.
    -Steve


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    Default Re: Does anyone have experience with Dorsey Indicators?

    Silver is spot on with his assessment with the situation. I have used Pat Dorsey's strike indicator and it works extremely well with a couple of unweighted nymphs and a small spit shot. It certainly isn't a rig to use with anything heavy or when the wind picks up.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Does anyone have experience with Dorsey Indicators?

    These "upright" polypropylene indicators are extremely sensitive and that is their advantage.

    They do NOT have to stop or go down to indicate a take. The New Zealand and Dorsey indicators are the strike indicator version of the vertical bobbers used in competitive coarse fish competitions in England. The reason they are used instead of small round indicators is the their vertical orientation and tilt can reveal very subtle takes that are missed by the thingamabobbers.



    ANY subtle change in the tilt of the bobber can indicate a strike. Similarly any subtle change in the orientation of the NZ or Dorsey indicator can indicate a subtle take by a trout. If you strike only when the indicator stops or goes under, you could be missing some fish.
    Regards,

    Silver



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    Default Re: Does anyone have experience with Dorsey Indicators?

    Yes, those were very popular until "The Thing" hit the market. I fished with them quite often and other than putting a kink in the leader after prolong use, they work well in softer current.

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