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Andrew Erickson

strike indicators?

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Andrew Erickson

Do you always have to use a strike indicator when fishing with weighted flies?Im a noob at this so any info would be great

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big musk411

That depends on if you are nymphing or not. Basically when you fish a nynpth you are looking for the "drag free drift" so you need a strike indicater to see if a fish is biting or not. If you are fishing with a streamer or wollybugger type fly a strike indicater is not necassary as you will feel the fish bite.

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Nate McVey

I like the indicators on a lot of different rigs mainly because I have better control on my drifts and know exactly were my fly is. Indicators (bobbers grin.gif) are great tools and I use them religously this time of year.

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Quickstrike

a indicator is not necessary but can be very helpful for fishing a fly near or on the bottom. You can use them in two ways; you can use it similar to a bobber with a short lead and fish your bait off the bottom, or you can also use it with a longer lead while your fly still rolls along the bottom, the indicator will still help keep your line vertical and give you a better idea when you get bit. It also helps reduce snagging of rocks and fish. Another great thing about them is it helps you have a better idea of what water you've covered and a better idea where your fly is.

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Andrew Erickson

Thanks for the tips guys.I have been really wanting to get into fly fishing for trout and we are going down to lanesbourough next weekend for trout opener,hopefully i can catch some fish down there!

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Nate McVey

Let us know how it goes..........Good Luck!

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lookincalifornia

i'll be real interested to see how you do. my family and i are thinking about moving to lanesboro in a few years. if you find some good flyfishing, that will help our decision cool.gif

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EatSleepFish

check out minnesotasteelheader.com they got a good article on how to make your own indicator with craft foam and a rubber o-ring. just as good as those $3 indicators on the market.

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luckycrank

rincrat, there are many types/stlyes of strike idicator as well for example: foam floats cork yarnyou may have to do a little experimenting with them my personal favorite is orange yarn and late in the summer i will use a larger hopper pattern and tie a peace of tippet to the bend af the hook say any where from 24"-48" depending on the water depth and tie a small prince nymph or pheasant tail nymph to the other end. this is called a dropper rig and you double your odds because you are fishing 2 flies

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