What slip bobber do you recommend

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  1. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    I'll accept that challenge Lue! Send that big ol fish my way!
     
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  2. Triggw

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    Plumbobber. https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.php?store=feacraft&action=display&target=HD415

    The rigging instructions are included in the package. Very easy. There's no peg. You slide a piece of plastic tubing on the "stem" over a loop in the leader. It's very reliable. Always releases when fish hooked; rarely releases while casting. You can also rig it in non-slip mode so it doesn't release when fishing shallower water. I've fished to 20 ft. The only negative is it also usually releases on a missed strike, so you have to pull it in and reset. I would think that would be true of any release bobber, though.

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  3. Lue Taylor

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Everyone who do not take this site for what it is for Informative, Entertaining & friendly please send me your secret fishing spot I promise not to share them with the likes of Steve, Tim, Ira, Mark, Jeff, Rodney and others I have met on this site
     
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  4. zen leecher aka bill w

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    I'm not a big fan of the stemmed slip indicators. If the long part is on the top side of the indicator a lot of the time the leader gets tangled up with it. My guess is those who use this style aren't fishing chronies and just lobbing a fly, splitshot, stemmed indicator in running water.
     
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    totally agree ….those stemmed indicators are very clunky for a flyrod...
     
  6. Triggw

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    It is true that the bobber dangles off the leader when in the air--clunky, I guess--but it doesn't seem to result in tangles. A nice open-loop cast helps. Been fishing chironomids to 20 ft deep with this rig for 5-6 years with good results and few problems.

    We're still a couple of months away from open water here in Colorado. I envy you guys who can find lakes to fish most any time;). Good luck!

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  7. charlesasmith

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    Thanks for the help and recommendations.

    Chuck
     
  8. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    But you have the 11 mile canyon Trigg! Awesome place to cast a fly.....
     
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    True. But all this indicator talk has me yearning to see the bobber go down.
     
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  10. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    I know exactly what you mean. I launched a couple of pinned corkies in my kitchen sink and used the garbage disposal to yank them under. Desperate times require desperate measures.
     
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    Hmmm... There is the aquarium;)
     
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    I have a water feature but the damn goldfish see me coming every time. But they're not gonna see the little fluro gill net I'm weaving!
     
  13. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    We bobber guys are bad.....when the indicator fishing is hot, I don't take the time to appreciate the fight and life struggle the trout is giving us....bring them in as quick as 6X or 7X can handle...and fling the indicator set up out just to see it go down again!! Hey....where's my indicator??
     
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    Indicator goes down when you have your hands on the other pole
     
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    Or take a sip of beer, or a sandwich bite.
     
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