Rigging Strike Indicators for Trout

December 30, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Brant Oswald follows up last week’s introduction to fishing with indicators with a detailed look at the options for rigging fly fishing indicators. “One of the most commonly seen ways to rig yarn is to place a piece of yarn in an open slip knot loop and close the slip knot down to secure the yarn in place. This method will certainly work, but it has an number of disadvantages. If the loop is kept fairly open (around a thick chunk of yarn), the yarn may fall out or be launched out during casting. If a smaller piece of yarn is used, and the loop is drawn up tight, the leader will be kinked in the process.” New on MidCurrent.