Winged bobbers for indicators

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  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I went to bed early. I don't have time for fire works. I have been spoiled on fireworks since I lived in Wisconsin as a kid. Now those were the good ones. Not all the things banging up in the sky.

    Question, what is S-I-L ?? I think I'm slow today.

    I went there last Monday. I was in town to pick up my granddaughter. Should of got together with a few old farts to swap lies. But getting there and back to Montana was the first thing on my mind.

    The first time I came was in May. I called a buddy and got a cold shoulder. I gave up calling anybody else after that. So I just lone wolf it now. If I ever come again I will let you know. Maybe we can drink a few and tell stories.
     
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    My Son in law. He bought a new spinning rod today. Didn't get the bug to fish flies.

    You bet, I would like that.
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I was just reading an old thread where a crossover fisherman was inquiring about colors for winged bobbers.

    I prefer to be called a steelhead plunker, Which is the noblest form of a beer drinker
     
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I have a bunch of other gear also and a few winged bobbers..... Not much use for them in Moses Lake so I incorporate them into "other methods".
     
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    Sorry ?
     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Could it be Brokeback Fish Camp??
     
  7. Old Man

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    Zen, have you tried those little corkies. They should float your line/leader.
     
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    You wrote, and I quote;
    " We talking about French Ticklers here "
    I was just wondering if that was a question, or if you were making a statement... That's all.

    I was going to answer that I'd never heard of catching a "french tickler", but I have caught a few German Browns and shot a few Hungarian Partridges in my day...
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    "Plunkin' caught me my 1st. steelhead in about 1964 or '65. On the Green River between Kent and Auburn.
    A pyramid sinker and a big old orange and yellow Warden's Spin N Glo with a tuft of yarn tied between the bead and the hook. My uncles would drink their beer and we'd all stay warm by the fire and wait for the sweet sound of that little cow bell clipped to the tip of the Mitchell 300 equipped rod.
    Yes, it was a "noble" period in my life. My uncles gave me a real education, and we caught fish.
     
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    Sorry?
     
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    Yeah, I did that also. The old plunkin waiting for something to ring your chime while you sit in the camper and drink coffee/Beer and play pinochle. Fishing at it's worst.
     
  13. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Not a reply to your post, more a question about the thread and use of wing bobber's. Like some of the larger corkies I have of left over from my gear days, and use for chronomid fishing, I have many of these as well but would never have thought about using them for a strike indicator.
     
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    Well... I guess that would depend on whos in the camper with you!!!!!
     
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    Freestoneangler,
    I think the original poster started the thread as kind of a joke (please correct me if I'm wrong, zenn - for all I know you could be serious about this...). He was wondering how fast the wing bobber indicator would get to cranking if a big one grabbed the chironomid and took off at full speed.
    The vision of that caused the whole thread to turn into a tongue in cheek sort of deal, as far as I can tell.
    All in fun.
     
  16. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I should caveat these posts as inane and intended as a joke. I tied up some old style flies, bivisibles, which are palmered hackle flies. Those flies spun my leader up so bad it wasn't funny and the fly was unfishable because of that. The winged bobbers, spin-n-glos and birdies, would be even worse. Also the blades of the spin-n-glos would probably snag the fly or leaders on most every cast.

    I've used corkies for indicators and those are ok, but not good for fishing deep water. I prefer slip bobbers like the kind Ira uses. Wayyyyy better.
     
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    Guy's, I'm bringing wood to the bonfire here... don't start throwing water on it ;).
     
  18. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    In that case, Oh heck yeah.... I use wing nut bobbers all the time.
     

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