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6. Advantages of yarn indicators. (6 of 21)

Why a subtle yarn indicator is often your best choice, especially in slow water or in heavily fished waters

Video Transcript:

So for slow water like this flatter water, I really like a yarn indicator if I'm going to use an indicator at all. The yarn is much easier to cast, it's less air resistant, it lands a lot lighter on the water. And also yarn indicators are so much more sensitive than the hard plastic ones. Sometimes in slow water, it's difficult to detect a strike, but that yarn will really, really bounce and wiggle when you have a strike.
Sometimes you have to do something because your yarn indicator may start to float low and you can't see it. So there's a couple of things you can do. One is you can make a couple of quick false cast just like you would a dry fly to dry it off and that should help but if it still continues to sink and you can't see it, it's easy enough to just bring the indicator in. Take the same dry fly powder that you would use for a dry fly, the desiccant powder, the white powder.
Dip it in there, grind it around a little bit, make sure it's thoroughly dried. And now that indicator will float high for another hour or two. ♪
[music] ♪ Told you the yarn indicator works in flat water. That fish. I had actually thrown a hard plastic indicator over into that area earlier and it made numerous drifts and never caught a fish. But that yarn indicator was just sensitive enough that I was able to see the strike.
It was a very subtle strike. And the yarn helped me out. ♪ [music] ♪ Yeah, buddy took a Hendrickson nymph. Pretty wild fish.
Barbless hook comes out quickly