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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Indicator Fishing: Part IV--Marker Float System

As a result of the previous three posts about indicator fishing I know that I have certainly learned a lot from the comments and emails from other Carp anglers, Gregg and JM. JM made a comment in the previous post explaining how he uses the marker float system. He tried to post this picture in the comments but he wasn't able so he emailed it to me to post.


3 comments:

  1. I had an idea of using a weight that sunk a slip on indicator, and then adjusting for depth depending upon whether or not it sunk or not, with spinning gear. This makes for less gear adjustment and is what I'll do next time. Gave all my spin and spin cast gear away long, long ago, easy to grab an inexpensive outfit to try this. Christmas shopping reigns now bit still hope for another stab at a December carp, what a gift. Thanks once again!

    Gregg

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  2. Adaptive thinking, that's how we get there, Gregg. I too have not picked up a spin rod in quite a while. Last time was not to fish, but to retrieve a friend's fly stick from the Chesapeake Bay ... weighted treble hook did the trick.

    Note: When un-hooking a striped bass, do not toss the fly back into the water. During the photo session, another fish grabbed the fly and pulled the rod overboard. 20 minutes of searching and the rod was back on board, but the fish had spit steel.

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  3. I'll remember that if ever after rockfish! I have one other plan, and I use a similar method in the very early spring when ponds unaffected by spring influence first warm up to the low 40's, early March here. I drag my favorite hook up fly over the bottom ever so slowly with a full sink line. It works. But, now I'm thinking floating fly on super short leader with a full sink line, a floating egg as I like egg ties much. This could work also I think, but if I could find true depth a floating line and long level leader that would be nicest. Often though, the wind howls here and if not in the lee this could be tough. Well, soon as I do this and see how it works I'll will let you know.

    Gregg

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