|YSF Forever Strike Indicator|
|Click to enlarge to see the anatomy of coaxial cable.|
|Cut a piece of cable 1 1/2" in length.|
|Slit rubber outer jacket lengthwise taking care|
not to cut deeper structures.
|Begin removing layers.|
|To remove aluminum tape shield, slit superficailly|
with knife and peel back (avoid cutting
deeply). Do not cut into foam core!
|To remove copper wire, push in with needle nose pliers on |
one end and pull out the other. All 5 layers pictured here
can be used for fly fishing projects (to be discussed
in future blog posts).
|Cut a toothpick 3/4" in length.|
|Place leader (at desired fly depth) through indicator and|
insert toothpick TOWARD THE FLY.
Your "YSF Forever Strike Indicator" is now ready for use. It will last forever and you can easily change the depth of your nymph simply by removing the toothpick and sliding the indicator. The only drawback to this indicator is that if you are fly fishing Idaho with a really heavy fly, the indicator will sink. But that is the case with any indicator. THIS IS THE BEST CASTING INDICATOR I HAVE EVER USED--IT CUTS RIGHT THROUGH THE WIND. It is still highly visible below the surface though. For future blog posts, use the rubber outer jacket for stonefly or salmon fly wings, the braided wire for really cool epoxy streamers, the aluminum tape shield for tinsel shank bodies on salmon flies (shiny side out), and the copper wire core for weighting large streamers like the wooly bugger. The foam core is the ticket for nymph fly fishing in Idaho and success.
Come fly fish Idaho soon. Try some of the suggestions given above for the coaxial cable / Idaho fly fishing connection. We'll see you fly fishing the Bull or Moyie this spring.
"Fly Fishing Made Easy"