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tnflyguy
05-05-2009, 05:47 PM
I am looking to buy the Turn-on Strike indicators from LRO in the online catalog but am not sure what size to buy(small,medium,large). I mainly fish tail waters and was thinking that the "small" ones would do the trick. Does anyone have any recommendations on which size to buy. Any help would be appreciated.

BlueRaiderFan
05-05-2009, 07:32 PM
I use the small one's on the tailwaters a lot, but you may want to buy the mediums for the Smoky's. Hard to see em in the big riffles.

Carolina Boy
05-05-2009, 11:51 PM
as much as I prefer a dry with a nymph dropper.....that said i bought this crazy poli-yarn platter and then took one of those M&M (go kyle bush) containers with the flip tops, stuffed a bunch of the yarn in there after sprayin with some camp dry sealant, poked a hole in the top of the M&Ms container pulled it through then cut to size as needed use a cut off tooth brush top, to brush it out and fluff it up with floatant frogs fanny etc....I did this for a good while and then realized that for tailwaters with tiny size 20...22...24 flies a small sized thingamabober is great so take all that and uh yea tie on a dry fly!!

mtnman2888
05-06-2009, 06:50 AM
(go kyle bush)


I've just lost all respect............

Carolina Boy
05-06-2009, 11:13 AM
New that one would get someone fired up! Headin to Darlington this weekend to watch the domination continue!

mtnman2888
05-06-2009, 12:29 PM
I know this is a little o/t, but i have no problem with him on the track he is very talented and has the chance to do something special. However, it is a shame that he wastes his gift and doesn't act like a true champion.

Grannyknot
05-06-2009, 02:06 PM
I know this is a little o/t, but i have no problem with him on the track he is very talented and has the chance to do something special. However, it is a shame that he wastes his gift and doesn't act like a true champion.

Wasn't it you that scolded me last week for getting off topic in a bear spray thread? ;)

I think I am the opposite of everyone else, in that I like to fish a larger indicator on the tailwaters. It is hard for me to see the indicator when I have made a long cast. In the mountains, I always use a dry as the indicator, as there seems to be a better chance of a strike on either.

mtnman2888
05-07-2009, 06:43 AM
Don't think i participated in that thread, and i know i didn't scold anyone.

Anyways, like granny said, i only use a dry as an indicator if i'm going to use one in the mountains. If i'm just using nymphs then i just high stick with no indicator. If you were going to buy some i would suggest small but that is just my opinion.

flyman
05-07-2009, 01:34 PM
I would buy at least a pack of the small and medium. It doesn't take much weight to overload the small ones. They will float a couple small beadheads or maybe a small split shot. Anything larger than a size #3 or #4 shot will over load it though. You want the indicator to be able to support the weight and stay on the surface. Indicators aren't used just to detect bites;)

Carolina Boy
05-07-2009, 08:52 PM
I see it this way, if you need to weight the heck outta already weighted pattern then the indicator is outta the question anyways? On those tiny zebra tailwater patterns if you are adding split shot as well the indicator could be usefull but when the water is flowing strong the fish ain't looking for size 22? so strip a streamer so the only time i use indicators is to suspend a dragonfly pattern in a lake i kayak fish to slay bream and bass..and yes i do slay them...and yes it is a bobber!