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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Corkies Indicator Mod - Later Toothpick!

I've made my own home grown indicators for the last 12 years, and while they have their high points there is a flaw in the design - And I'll be the first to admit it.  The attachment method is of the first indicators that were available on the market where a loop of rubber comes out and your leader is doubled up and wrapped around it.  It works great and does not slip until you need to change the distance down to your fly.  Being able to change the distance between your fly and bobber is everything whether it is fishing a river or a lake!  It allows you, the angler, to pin point at what depth the fish are feeding by trying different distances.  Being able to quickly do this without any hassles is what you want and you'll spend more time fishing!

There is a new indicator on the market and these "Quick Set" bobbers do just that.  So with a bunch of Corkies and a few miscellaneous items around the cabin I copied them and came up with this;


All one has to do is thread a fresh rubber band through the hole on the Corkie and your ready to go.  To load it with the rubber band I take a 20" length of 3x tippet and put both tag ends through the hole.  Then      pull both ends so a loop is formed by the 3x, load the strip of rubber band through the loop and pull it all the way through to the other side.  Trim the tag end of the rubber band to your desired specs.  To use the improved Corkie slide your leader through the loop of rubber band, set your distance, and pull the tag ends of the rubber band - This will tighten the rubber loop and will "set" the indicator.  To move the Corkie just pull the rubber loop and move it to where you want and re tighten.  The rubber bands will wear out from use and UV rays, but a bag of rubbers is a cheap date.



It's ideas like this I love to share with my readers and the entire fly fishing world, the sport is what it is today due to some innovative anglers that thought outside the box and did not care about making a quick buck but rather just shared a little info.....




2 comments:

  1. I might have to try that.I already use corkies but pin them with a toothpick.Works for me!

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  2. Definitely going to give this a try. Thanks!

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