French and Slinky

(sounds normal to me ! :mrgreen: )

bite indicators are still the rage and here’s how to make a monofilament-slinky type at home for just a few cents and a few minute’s time.
originating from the french-style looooong-leader/no fly line nymphing river competition scene (something i deeply despise but if you do this once in a while for leisure fishing it’s ok. i guess), and as opposed to foam or fiber floating indicator ‘bobbers’ that well… float, this type of indicator is to be held above the water during the drift (or rather, drag). when it stretches out it’s either a sign that a fish has taken or you’ve snagged the bottom. what fun !
makem’ short or long, in different mono diameters to have a softer or stiffer slinkynessness effect (say, softer for slower waters and stiffer for faster flows) and even mix colors in the wrap to be able to see it in varying lighting conditions.
be cool, get French !

my mojo tube

insomnia has at least two benefits.
first, i’m doing something instead of just laying there stupidly inactive.
second, it leads to funny unfocused thoughts which in turn lead to funny unfocussed flies and here’s one of them.
a 22 centimeters tube fly with slinky bunny fluff carefully tied while having thoughts of slinky sex with the goal of filling it (the fly) with irresistible super-exciting slinky ‘do me’ hormones !
pike are just getting over their spawning period so i’m guessing the hormonal discharge thing is still fresh in their mind/glands.
i’ll soon find out if this theory correct, the ice is seriously melting and there’s a few open spots on the local lake already. cool !
some might say the color scheme is inverted, that the fly should be dark on top and light on the bottom. they’re wrong.