Keep a couple styles of each of these strike indicators for fly fishing different conditions, and you will be ready next time the dry fly fishing turns off and you need to resort to nymphs. The thingamabobbers are the most versatile, as they will even keep steehead flies drifting good, but they all have their pros and cons.
After some long discussions about strike indicator fly fishing and wanting to create the perfect presentation for certain fly fishers and situations, I sat down with Bob, a dear friend and fly fishing guru. After offering me some interesting ideas about this, I went out and experimented, tweaked and came up with “The Bob B Mendicator System ”, a fly fishing indicator technique which has proven to be possibly the most effective way to use strike indicators since their creation. Notice I said indicators.