Skating Indicators For Steelhead

A Steelhead has tried to eat my Strike Indicator before

  • Yes

    Votes: 31 73.8%
  • No

    Votes: 11 26.2%

  • Total voters
    42

David Dalan

69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E
#1
RE: Poll Question

Curious how many have had this happen. It has happened to me and I think I have heard others chat about it as well.
 

PT

Physhicist
#2
Fishing the Yakima last year my buddy had his bobber inhaled twice. He didn't see it the first time but on the next pass the steelhead took it again.
 
#5
I've had them eat fly fishing indicators before.

A few months ago, I also had one try to eat one of these while I was running it on a centerpin:
 

David Dalan

69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E
#9
Interesting. My first time was today @ lunch. I fish sometimes in the narrow window of my noon lunch hour. The fish nosed up and mouthed it, I reflexively started to set the hook and stopped short. Nose immediately popped up and it tried to eat it again. Made me thing maybe I should use a skater/dropper setup instead of my bobber.
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#13
I read a story about how the ska-opper was created. Essentially some gear guy was getting takes on his float when reeling it in and the guy who saw it went home and tied some skater-popper pattern with a big orange butt. The article said he was targeting winter fish and I think it was in BC