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Doug Thorpe

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Using sighters for Chironimids
« on: November 11, 2013, 06:01:08 PM »
So after fishing with my dad today and running into a fellow youth team member who was nymphing, my dad came up with the idea of using a sighter line instead of an indicator for Chironimids in lakes.

Now I can see the inherent benefit of not needing to worry about casting 23 feet of line with an indicator, and also not trying to land a fish with 23 feet of line out. 

I am wondering however if there would be an issue with maintaining the sighter (if it is a coiled sighter) and also if there would be visibility issues.

Any thoughts?
I chase the allure of standing in a river, casting dries in an attempt to watch that beast come up and take my fly.  Then I usually blow it by setting the hook to soon....

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Re: Using sighters for Chironimids
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 06:09:09 PM »
I've been using coiled sighters for years that way. Be sure to Gink them up and match the weight if the pattern to the buoyancy of the fly pattern.
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Re: Using sighters for Chironimids
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 08:49:16 PM »
Ok thanks Todd.  I look forward to practicing this technique once the lakes ice-off.  As I was coming down for the weekend Timber Lake at 1060m or so was iced over on Saturday.
I chase the allure of standing in a river, casting dries in an attempt to watch that beast come up and take my fly.  Then I usually blow it by setting the hook to soon....