Winged bobbers for indicators

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

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    This makes me feel like I just opened the wrong door in a motel 8 and saw three old dudes hugging and giggling. Can't unsee.
     
  2. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Using a winged bobber to twirl the chironomid would imitate a chironomid with whirling disease. The fish would keep their distance.

    TC
     
  3. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong OldRodsHaveMoreFun

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    Unless the fish was already afflicted with whirling disease - then they would feel compelled to get together and commiserate (maybe even do a "group hug" kind of deal with the chironomid imitator), that's when you know they've been fooled and you hook 'em.

    This stuff gets real deep...
     
  4. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    If it were a rainbow you might say it was a bowmance kind of deal.

    TC
     
  5. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong OldRodsHaveMoreFun

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    OMJ,
    I don't think this has anything to do with liquids but rather, it's the noxious affects of acrid firecracker and cherry bomb exhaust and soot that's going to our heads and causing our malady. The ongoing blasts in our ears isn't helping much either...
    Hang in there - we'll all be going fishing again soon enough as deserved relief of this seasonal hangover!
    Happy 4th!
     
  6. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong OldRodsHaveMoreFun

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    Is this a question or a statement...
     
  7. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

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    Sounds pretty scientific... Anxiously waiting for your test results.
    Winged bobbers, too old for ticklers!:)
     
  8. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    My wife "flew away" many years ago & I've been deliriously happy ever since, even if I do have to get my own orange juice. I used a Goddard Caddis as an indicator one time to good effect cuz it caught fish too. My bird dog also went nuts yesterday, but he was looking for something to retrieve after every boom. Now I'm just waiting for Gene's post . . .
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I was going to go out today, but my Gout showed it's ugly head and now I can barely walk. It feels good just sitting in one place and no movement is involved. But a few more days and I should be good to go.
     
  10. Olive bugger

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    Hang tough, Jim.

    Sorry you are ailing.

    I am going to the big box candy store in Marysville today, with my
    S-I-L. Never been there yet. Hope I can get through all of the bomb
    craters that were left in the neighborhood last night. From the sound
    of it, must have been some pretty big ones.
     
  11. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I went to bed early. I don't have time for fire works. I have been spoiled on fireworks since I lived in Wisconsin as a kid. Now those were the good ones. Not all the things banging up in the sky.

    Question, what is S-I-L ?? I think I'm slow today.

    I went there last Monday. I was in town to pick up my granddaughter. Should of got together with a few old farts to swap lies. But getting there and back to Montana was the first thing on my mind.

    The first time I came was in May. I called a buddy and got a cold shoulder. I gave up calling anybody else after that. So I just lone wolf it now. If I ever come again I will let you know. Maybe we can drink a few and tell stories.
     
  12. Olive bugger

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    My Son in law. He bought a new spinning rod today. Didn't get the bug to fish flies.

    You bet, I would like that.
     
  13. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I was just reading an old thread where a crossover fisherman was inquiring about colors for winged bobbers.

    I prefer to be called a steelhead plunker, Which is the noblest form of a beer drinker
     
  14. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    I have a bunch of other gear also and a few winged bobbers..... Not much use for them in Moses Lake so I incorporate them into "other methods".
     
  15. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Sorry ?