Thinamabobbers kind of suck. What's better?

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

  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I chucked a 6" long 2" diameter steelhead float with my spey rod and a skagit line just to prove it could be done. Dang near crapped myself when it was bobber down time.
     
  2. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

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    Hey you guys. I would like to lock this thread. I didn't know fly fishing with an indicator was offensive. I AM SO SORRY!

    Please. Please. Please. Stop with this tired old debate. Indicator racism hurts everyone. I was born to nymph. I can't change it.
     
  3. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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  4. rory

    rory Go Outside

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    Maybe this is what you want.
     
  5. flyfx

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    Now those are cool, but do they kink the leader? Also I use furled leaders, will they work?
     
  7. flyfx

    flyfx David Spratt

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    They don't kink nearly as bad as the bobbers (which drives me nuts!) and they only do if you cinch them down with the ends pointed up to get the 90 degree dropper. I have not tried them with furled leaders yet.. but i bet they would work even better as they would not slide at all on the line. I just set up my trout rods with furled leaders for the first time to get ready to float the Yakima this spring - I'll be trying them out for sure. These little guys are all I use now unless I am using the centerpin.
     
  8. Blue

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    Thanks, they look great! I will have to give them a try. You will have to try one of my leaders someday.
     
  9. ribka

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    Harry Murray indicators.Just a sleeve on your leader. Fished these for smallmouth in the 90's. Work great for steelhead and the thill ice fishing balsa for larger nymphs.
     
  10. flyfx

    flyfx David Spratt

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    I will try your leaders, I have bookmarked you blog. thanks! I have never used one so I am excited to see how they act. Happy New Year.
     
  11. chixnribs

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    I swiped this from Kiene's site. Might be helpful.

    Insta-Set Indicators have again been selected as one of the best new fly fishing gear accessories for 2011. Earlier this year they were selected by Field & Stream Magazine as the best fly fishing accessory of the year and featured it in their "Best Of The Best" issue. I am also happy to announce that Fly Fisherman magazine has selected Insta-Set Indicators as the most versatile strike indicator in their annual Gear issue that is on the news stands now.

    If you don't already stock Insta-Set now is the time to do so as your customers are sure to be asking
    about them. They are available from most of the wholesale distributors. For more information about
    their unique features log on to

    http://california-flyfishing.com/instaset.htm.
     
  12. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    It's pretty dam clear by the number of responses that this forum is not made up of a bunch of panty-waist dry fly purists. There's no way this post gets 7 pages on an east coast forum ;)

    This also speaks to the fact that you subscribe to the rule that fish feed subsurface 90+ % of the time. Still, don't you feel just a little bit dirty doing so?
     
  13. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    maybe so, but this is 7 pages of whats the latest gimmick i can buy, not 7 pages of how can i nymph better. i guess thats another thread. now, how bout we take a lesson from the kiwis, and grab some wool off a fence, and work on the "game" then maybe no one will make fun of nymphing.
     
  14. JesseC

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    I love catching fish on a bobber. I have since I was 7. Those who don't are missing out in MY opinion.
     
  15. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I need to start pinching my barbs, you guys are way too easy to hook.