What’s New with Strike Indicators?

We’ve all been there…Working some nice fish. Then the release type of strike indicator keeps coming unbuttoned on each cast. Frustrating. It happens when we are fishing our balanced or jiggy type flies. Indicator fatigue. The foam wears out around the peg.

February’s Fly Leaf, presented some fun ideas with fixed indicators- Part 1. They are effective to about 8 feet of depth.  With the release indicators, we can fish depth up to 14 feet effectively. It’s a good system but it’s time to upgrade the design. Two goals: An indicator that lasts; and is easier to see.  For detailed design and instruction, read Mark Pinch’s  Part 2 of “What’s New with Strike Indicators?” in the April Edition of The Fly Leaf!