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AdirmanApril 8th, 2018, 7:22 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 401
Hey guys,

Anybody use the new air lock thingamabobbers? Heard they’re an improvement upon the old as they’re easier to adjust, put on and take off and don’t crimp the line. What do you think?

Thanks
WbranchApril 8th, 2018, 9:53 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2286
Adirman wrote,

Anybody use the new air lock thingamabobbers? What do you think?


I first saw them a few years ago at the fly shop up while steelhead fishing. In my opinion they are the best indicator that I have ever used. I would never use another indicator. I only use indicators when steelheading.

I know from speaking with fly shop owners the Air Lock indicator is outselling the original Thingamabobber by a huge margin. They cost a bit more out preform the other style. No more leader butts looking like a corkscrew.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfApril 8th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2785
Based on Matt's recommendation a while back, I tried them. And I agree; they are far superior to Thingamabobbers. Just don't lose the little plastic nut. Or the washer.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchApril 8th, 2018, 1:10 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2286
Louis wrote;

Just don't lose the little plastic nut. Or the washer.


Yep, I have lost both at different times. It will still work if you lose the little rubber washer except now when you tighten the plastic nut the pressure will possibly squash the butt. If you lose the nut it is game over!

After losing one plastic nut into the creek I now apply it to the leader either before I even leave the car or somewhere on the bank just in case if I drop it I can hopefully find it. When steelheading I always carry 3 or 4 with me of various diameters and colors so if I drop the nut I can steal one from another indicator.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfApril 8th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2785
:)
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
StrmanglrApril 9th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Posts: 119I try not to use bobbers. :)
WygnarApril 11th, 2018, 9:25 am
Kootenai National Forest

Posts: 1
As far as bobbers go... they're the cream of the crop.
Kootenai River Rat

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