Strike indicator or bobber

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  1. steve at walker lake

    steve at walker lake New Member

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    Talk to Greg. He worked on Walker lake a few years back and is doing a great job with the store.
     
  2. fisherjon

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    i just call it the floating thingy and if i really want to get technical i call it the plastic floating thingy or the foam floating thingy
     
  3. Jim Darden

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    I think we should call it a "boobie". Not only would curiosity draw more people into the sport but it would be easier to hold your attention when things are slow on the lake.;)
     
  4. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Already a fly named that, and trust me it fits it's name.
     
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    My comeback would be: "So.....what's your point?" Personally, who cares. I'm going to breakdown one of these days and try using one. If someone gives me the business about it, then I have to ask myself, "Why am I really fly fishing? Is it a status thing or something?"

    If I ever answer yes to that last question, I'm going to quit.
     
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    Call for clarification: is there a fish on or not?
    If YES, let the bass man call it a bobber.
    If NO, get a dang fish on and let the bass man call it a bobber.

    He can only use the words in his limited vocabulary. Bobber is in his wheelhouse because he's used them before himself. You be you, let him be bobber boy.
     
  7. steve at walker lake

    steve at walker lake New Member

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    Had my bright red strike indicator on with a snow cone Chironomid, The fish started to bite my indicator, so I switched to red headed leach and pulled in 3 -18" trout one after the other, So now maybe I can call it a bite indicator.
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    I bought some red and white corkies to use in front of my friends who call indicators "bobbers". I have forgotten from the old days if the red or the white is supposed to be on top. I think red is.
     
  9. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I have a small red and white bobber that I plan to clip o. The next time I'm fishing shallow enough that I don't need a slip indicator.

    Should be next weekend.
     
  10. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    they are called floats god damnit!
     
  11. Josh Stroud

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    This was a cool idea to confuse things even more.
     

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