new to the fly and need stillwater suggestions

#31
Not to hard to figure out, just have to remember to string it on before the flies :D
That is hard for me to remember. Fly goes on last. Hmmmmm.
Should I use a dry fly with that?

I have to give a tip of the hat to the person that came up with this idea. Pretty darn slick. I have not tried them on the water as yet, but I figured out how they work, and all on my own. I feel like a jenius.

Maybe I am overthinking this thing, but I was concerned that if you mounted the wider part of the plug pin at the top of the bobber that the float would fall off the leader if the fish broke off. Then I remembered that the float will actually float. Not a real risk and at a buck a shot not a real show stopper.

Looking forward at a shot at trying this.
 
#32
The black stopper will disappear in water if it slips off and will also sink quick. I painted mine orange so I could hopefully retrieve it with my net when my line breaks.
 
#33
The black stopper will disappear in water if it slips off and will also sink quick. I painted mine orange so I could hopefully retrieve it with my net when my line breaks.
Maybe some re-engineering is in order here. Make both parts out of a floating material, and make both parts the same color. They you could see them and they would float. See I told you I was a jenius.
 
#34
Maybe some re-engineering is in order here. Make both parts out of a floating material, and make both parts the same color. They you could see them and they would float. See I told you I was a jenius.

I think I have a fix. Take a small, I mean very small, bead that floats and double the leader through the hole, move it to where you want the float pin to stop and tighten the leader. If you tighten the leader and try to pull the bead it will crimp the line. Of course the float will pass over the bead but it will also float.

I have two small beads, one is a hard glow in the dark plastic and the other s a soft glow in the dark plastic. I do not know the size but they are probably no bigger than 3 or 4 mm in diameter. Just big enough to not go through the hole in the pin. I think I got them from Cabelas years ago.
 
#35
well i tried some indicator fishing today from the pontoon, lake was DEAD and only hooked up two bows (2 good ones though) on a woolybugger but i got to play with rigging/casting them so maybe next time i'll get some action...
thanks for all the help
 

mtskibum16

Active Member
#38
These slip indicators are a must for still water when you need to hang chironomids deep.

I have tried just about every indicator type and for still water this is what I use, whether I need the slip feature or not...

...unless I am putting a nymph just under the surface, or an emerger, or a hard to see small dry, in which case I use a small Pimp indicator or just some yarn for a light presentation.

I got my slip indicators mail order from "Blue" on this forum, http://utahflygoddess.yolasite.com/
What size(s) did you go with? Does anyone know if the Gig Harbor Fly Shop has any indicators like these?
 
#39
I bought slip indicators at the Gig Harbor shop last time I was there a month or two ago. I'd suggest going with a variety of sizes, and don't hesitate to get the larger ones, even if they seem too large. You'll appreciate having them on those choppy, heavy glare type days.


What size(s) did you go with? Does anyone know if the Gig Harbor Fly Shop has any indicators like these?
 

mtskibum16

Active Member
#40
Thanks Nick. I'll add it to my list. A PM is likely more appropriate so feel free to respond there, but any recommedations on a local(ish) lake with decent chironomid action where I could try out some tactics with a reasonable chance of catching something if I do it right?
 

Kcahill

Active Member
#41
That is hard for me to remember. Fly goes on last. Hmmmmm.
Should I use a dry fly with that?

I have to give a tip of the hat to the person that came up with this idea. Pretty darn slick. I have not tried them on the water as yet, but I figured out how they work, and all on my own. I feel like a jenius.

Maybe I am overthinking this thing, but I was concerned that if you mounted the wider part of the plug pin at the top of the bobber that the float would fall off the leader if the fish broke off. Then I remembered that the float will actually float. Not a real risk and at a buck a shot not a real show stopper.

Looking forward at a shot at trying this.
Hey there are many times I rig up, get both flies on there, drop it in the water and realize I never put the float on. Probably just because I got used to putting on a thingamabobber on whenever.

Since you have a pontoon and right in woodinville let me know if you get down to renton and we can sit around and stare at some bobbers.


KC
 

Kcahill

Active Member
#43
stare at bobbers LOL you make it seem so exciting...
man it is the most boring thing in the world, but there are some days where you gotta do what you gotta do to get a fish. Believe me if chucking streamers or casting dries to rising fish is working im all over it.

But there are some days where the only answer is a bobber and a zebra nymph.
 
#45
Keep at it man! Keep reading as much as you can, ask questions, and most of all just keep spending that time on the water. I know for a fact there are more than a few skilled vertical presentation fishers around these parts who have been known to be bribed into time on the water with certain beverages and such.

It'll come, and in spite of the naysayers, you may discover it is one hell of a lot of fun to watch that bobber plunge.