Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Mommy, Where do strike indicators come from?

In the case of Sacramento River fly fishing guide Lonnie Boles and his new Float Rite indicators, they might just come from tiki bars:
"As Lonnie casts and watches how his line moves, he especially sees how a little bobbing plastic indicator is tracking. That's Lonnie's invention he calls a Float Right, and it's a hit on the Internet. Lonnie got the idea from one of those little umbrellas in tropical cocktails."
Apparently when the stem of the indicator floats perpendicular to the water you know you are getting the perfect dead drift.
Read more about them in this article via CBS 13 and in this article via Westfly.
Photo via Cabela's

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