The Good and Bad of Indicators

January 15, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Nymph-fishing is close work. Fishing without an indicator, I’m forced to make sure that my rod tip is as close as I can get to directly above the fly and little or no line is lying on the water. I have a straighter, tighter connection to the fly.” Morgan Lyle notes that while indicators can be an indispensable part of many nymphing techniques, sometimes proximity to the fly and the fish makes all the difference. In the Schenectady, New York Daily Gazette.