Thinamabobbers kind of suck. What's better?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by JesseC, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

    I like the way the Insta-set show how well your "fly" is drifting. When the "fly" hits the bottom of the leader, the ends of the tubing become Viagra-like erect. But I couldn't keep the Insta-set tight on the leader for more than a couple casts with a two hander.
     
  2. obiwankanobi

    obiwankanobi Active Member

    I have never had a problem with Thingamabobbers fixed to a short 3' length of 25lb test Maxima with my tippet running at a right angle through a loop to loop connection. This is a preferred method of many guides in MT so its proven.

    Tenkara and Czech fishing are for those that drive a VW Westfalia van and show up to the river in skinny waders.......so hipster.
     
  3. luv2fly2

    luv2fly2 Active Member

    i have found the thigamabobber the best! mike w
     
  4. Codioos

    Codioos Active Member

    ....All the fish i have lost because of those f'ing thingamabobbers....SNAP!...F#@K!
     
  5. dfl

    dfl Active Member

    They look stupid????????????????????? If they catch fish, look beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Want to know what's better than thingamabobbers?











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  7. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

    <- prefers clear drifters or home made cork floats.
     
  8. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

     
  9. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

  10. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

    anything is better. like a foam ear plug cut in half and clove hitched into the leader. or a neon, ribbed for her pleasure, resevoir tip condom. like an insta-set balloondicator. poly yarn, or hows about a puff of cdc in yer blood knot. just anything that doesnt add weight hinging on my leader.
     
  11. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

  12. Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker Active Member


    These are even better....don't need bobber stops.
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  13. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

    those look heavy as fuck and would take a monster chomp to turn
     
  14. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

    I've pretty well given up on nymphing for steelhead, I've found that a center pin rig will show a conventional gear rod and and a fly rod that they are silly bitches when it comes to running a dirty drift. Evan is right, Beau Mac floats rule and I bought some Beau Mac woodies for the start of this summers drifting.
     

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  15. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

    does anyone really think the tmabobber is a performance enhancer, or just more convenient than others?
     
  16. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    I'm not a real fan of them. I like the concept, but don't like how they attachto your leader.
    I'd like to see them come out with a similar product, but with a hole right down the middle.
    Think basically a corky but filled with air instead. Add a rubber bobber stop on the top and bottom to keep it in place.
    You'd end up with a fix indicator you can easily slide up and down your leader to adjust for depth with no kinks and it would be inline rather then attached off to the side of your leader.
     
  17. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Thill makes something that just about fits this description: http://www.lindyfishingtackle.com/catalog.aspx?catid=thillpremiumbalsaflyfishing
     
  18. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Evan,
    I've used those before and they work fine. Froghair makes something similar in foam.
    Would just like to go as light as possible, thus my dreaming of something like that filled with air.
    With today's manufacturing processes, it shouldn't be difficult to produce.
    The costs of tooling up to produce it may be prohibitive though.

    Next time you need some foam steelhead floats for the spinner, check out DNE floats. Ted's carries them. They last a lot longer then the Beau Mac's.