While watching the indicator do you ever wonder, "Was that a strike?", naaaaa. There it is again????
Defer to Irafly.I have a question for those of you that fish chironomids under indicators. Is the take usually fairly obvious, or is it really subtle like the video depicts?
I've only done it once or twice, but plan on trying more of it this year.
Thanks! Good to know for next time. My reference is panfish with worms. Usually you know when something happens.This is why I personally use the two tone pear shaped indicators. They tend to pick up these subtle takes better. In fact with heavier flies, when the fish takes the bottom of the indicator will actually come up because the weight of the fly pulling the indicator down has been relieved.
If my indicator does anything out of the ordinary, I set the hook. With that though, I know that I’ve missed takes because I’ve seen fish take my fly and not noticed my indicator move at all. But this also happens with streamers, so...
Thanks! Good to know for next time. My reference is panfish with worms. Usually you know when something happens.
Looking forward to trying it on trout with a fly. I do have a couple of the two-tone pear-shaped indicators you describe.
Now if only you can help me pay attention better...