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Strike Indicators, Fly Fishing Supplies, Materials, & Accessories

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The Caddis Fly Shop will deliver any of the most modern and traditional fly fishing strike indicators for your next nymph fishing adventure.

Many fly anglers are well versed in the art of the strike indicator. Many are not. Some fly fishing experts are dedicated urely to the art of the upstream dey-fly presentation. Some just tie on anyold fly and chuck it out into the water and see if something bites it. Both methods of fly fishing are intirely letitimate and both work.

There are, however, a dedicated pack of fly fishing gentlemen and ladies who specialize in the dead-drift presentation of nymphs or egg fly patterns. They fish for trout, salmon, and steelhead, mostly. The strike indicator is any sort of gizmo that allows the angler to detect the strike - the act of a fish consuming said angler's fly. This moment of truth is important because it coincides with the proper time to set the hook. FAilure to detect a strike and consequent failure to set the hook results in one more fishless cast, and goodness knows, we have enough of these anyway.

Some of our Caddis Fly Pros are old enough to remember nymph fishing back in the 1960s and 1970s, when we made our upstream nymph presentations without the benefit of a strike indictor. We remember the Cortland 444 fly line that was offered with a thick, bright-red, tip section; we fished this line to help us detect the strike on our dead-drift nymphing adventures. We have lived through the days of jamming a toothpick into a Corkie to make a strike indicator, and we have purchased Macrame yarn and combed our own yarn strike indicators. ... view more


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