new to the fly and need stillwater suggestions

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by TROUTsniffer, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. troutpocket

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    Not to hijack the thread, but have you used the indicator in the link, Troutpocket? It looks interesting. A bit pricy with the shipping and all, but looks like a good set up, especially for longer leaders.
     
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    I have used them(or ones just like them), they work well but once and a while will put a kink in the leader, which is probably my fault for using too light of tippet when running out 12' or more? I am pretty sure I picked them up at pacific fly fishers in mill creek, they come in red and yellow make sure to get a couple of each, the yellow are really hard to see on the water in certain light conditions.
     
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    I think the fly shop that doesn't carry this style of indicator is now the exception. Shipping costs shouldn't be a issue. These are the only style of indicator I use in stillwater anymore.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I have been planning a trip to pick up some feathers so I will pick up a few.
     
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    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/
     
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    thanks, i'll have to give that a shot when i get out this weekend...and search this site some more apparently :)
     
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    i was also wondering if anyone has used or recommends the rio versitip at all or is it just kind of a gimmick? i thought for $150 covering all your line bases as far as wet line goes would be worth it ...
     
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    I'd suggest going to the content section of the site. Find all the articles written by WFF member Ford_Fenders. Save them, print them, read them, study them, then get on a lake and use his tactics and you will be BLOWN AWAY at how you can get some lakes dialed in.
     
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    Not a gimmick but also not your best option for stillwater. The problem is the loop-to-loop connection between the floating section and sink tip that hangs up in your guides. It's a great setup for swinging in rivers, though. If you're looking at buying another sinking line for lakes, a type V or VI full sink would be a nice contrast to your camolux. Your camolux will sink just a deep, it just takes longer to get down.
     
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    I picked up a couple of them today. Will try them out as soon as I can get to the water. Thanks for the heads up. Now to figure out how to rig them.
     
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    Not to hard to figure out, just have to remember to string it on before the flies :D
     
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    heads up pacific fly fishers has those bobbers for $1.00 if anyones close....
     
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    They have four sizes and two configurations, round and oblong.
    Look forward to drowning a buzzer with one. Can't spell Chironomid.