Fishing the Strike Indicator

Went up on the CFFC stretch of the Taw on Monday, started in the first pool above the bridge with the indicator with 2 nymphs underneath as nothing was rising, cast up halfway across, the first run down nothing but learnt how easy it was to mend line without effecting the line I was fishing, adjusted the depth and cast further across and the indicator hesitated, a quick lift of the rod and I was into a very nice 12″ brown, this was followed by  5″ and 3″ fish. Fished through the next pool without anything, up into the next where a fish swirled at the indicator. Of it came and on went a dry midge pattern which was ignored. The next pool produced a 6″ fish that was rising and the next fish was another !2″ fish and so it continued up the river with changes from dry to nymph and back again, with a total of 12 fish. The thing was both the dry 17# and the nymph 14# both had the same body material, black Flexi Floss, which makes a good copy of a buzzer. For Flexi Floss go to Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK.
Went back at the end of the day and caught the fish that swirled at the indicator on the dry – a nice 10″ fish. Picked about 50 balsam plants before I left – every little counts!

I use this in black in straight and micro depending on the size of fly.

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