4 INDICATOR COMBOS
UNDOUBTEDLY deadly, even if there might not be much casting involved but you can use a dr y f ly as your indicator and double up the chances of a f ish, especially if you use a Deer Hair Daddy or Goddard Caddis. These are great f loaters and a sort of eye candy for a hungr y trout. Takes to these dr y indicators are ver y often a huge, enthusiastic swirl and sometimes the f ish part rolls out of the water to take it down. Still going with the orange autumn theme I find that an Okey Dokey is really effective as the point f ly around two to three feet down, and so too is a simple Orange Blob although nowadays I favour the ones tied on 12s instead of 10s or 8s. Be war y, though, as trout will absolutely swallow them and that’s none too clever if you f ish catch-and-release waters. If you don’t fancy using a dr y f ly as your indicator then there are lots of readymade ones to choose from and it pays to have a few colour choices dependent on the light conditions. As you can imagine, an orange indicator can bring a few ‘takes’ from over-eager trout at this time of year. You can easily suspend two f lies under an indicator to have choice of depth and then maybe team up your orange option with a simple Flexi-Floss Bloodworm. One little tip for you here with indicators is to have a steeply-tapered leader, and not more than around 10 feet. It’s much easier to turn over the bulk y, and air-resistant indicator like that because the power of your cast is more eff iciently put to the leader.