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Hamish Young

Re: fave fly, and indicator in one!
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2006, 09:04:27 AM »
I do the same thing  :wink:  but I've also tried the "New Zealand" method of tying off the buzzer/nymph off the bend of the dry fly - interesting method which works, but looks odd :shock:
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Jay Scott

fishing under the 'indicator'
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2006, 17:46:54 PM »
To be honest, i used to use a strike indicator when fishing buzzers but found that it would not present them as nice, sure you miss a couple bites and lose a couple from not hooking them well when watching your line, but in the long run you are probably going to catch more fish and you won't have a bright orange peice of yarn above your fly which i think puts them off slightly. just cast your line into the wind slightly let the wind push it around taking in the slack at all times and it will present them really well and you'll catch more fish than when you are using a peice of yarn or floam. so i would say as long as you have a good floating line there is no need for an indicator. It's probably more relaxing as well.

Jay

Sandy Nelson

fishing under the 'indicator'
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2006, 20:32:14 PM »
Well put jay
 :z16

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

fishing under the 'indicator'
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2006, 23:13:53 PM »
i'm converted :z4  :z4

spent a most enjoyable four hours at a fishery called Regal which is in Drumclog and fished the method you describe Jay, black buzzer orange cheeks on point and olive buzzer on the dropper (black size 10 olive size 12) missed three takes in the first 20mins and almost reached for the indi but then i saw it, the tip of the line went under i struck and landed a lovely 4pounder. finished the session having banked 9 and lost 2, and as far as i remember i only missed about three more during the day. fished across the wind.

tremendous sport and great fun! and now my indicators are in the bin!

i followed all the advice given here on this page (washing the line, mucilin etc) and it all came together for me! thankyou all very much for being so helpful.

Colin.

Mike Barrio

fishing under the 'indicator'
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2006, 23:26:24 PM »
Great stuff Colin  :z16

It just takes a little confidence ........... you must try fishing spiders like this too  :wink:

Best wishes
Mike
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Sandy Nelson

fishing under the 'indicator'
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2006, 07:05:12 AM »
coooooool!

As mike says ,try spiders with the same method, might be a little late in the season now, but it should still work when the fish are in the upper layers.Its even more fun. :z16

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Derek 365

fishing under the 'indicator'
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2006, 17:56:34 PM »
I started fly fishing 3 years ago and began using indicators(fish pimp type)last winter in a bid to stop my finger freezing during some very,very cold winter sessions and a couldn't believe the fun i had.I still use then most trips but only the white ones as i also believe the brighter ones either put the fish off.
A handy hint if you decide to rake your bucket to get your indicators back or anybody who still has no morals :lol:  and is still using these little foam devices is too use a hot needle to put a hole in the top AND bottom of the rubber stopper and to thread your leader OUT of the top hole and INTO the bottom hole before attaching the indicator.This will stop the line creeping round the stopper and you losing your indicator.

fishing under the 'indicator'
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2006, 18:19:02 PM »
great tip derek hope fully i wont always see my pimp landing 10 yards away from my leader and flys anymore

 




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