Video: How to Use a New Zealand Strike Indicator While Euro-Nymphing

Here’s another great fly-fishing lesson from George Daniel, in which he explains and demonstrates how to use a New Zealand Strike Indicator. He starts by showing how you rig the indicator–explaining the benefits of this system–and then he goes out on the water to show you exactly how he fishes. There is so much to learn from watching a master work the water in this way.

Here’s the gear George is using:

This video was made for George’s Penn State Fly Fishing Course, to provide students with real-life examples of the concepts that George is teaching them. Luckily, we all get in on this distance learning.

4 thoughts on “Video: How to Use a New Zealand Strike Indicator While Euro-Nymphing”

  1. Excellent video. I have difficulty keeping the New Zealand indicator floating. Can you speak to that and give some ideas on how to maintain the float ? Thanks

    1. I treat it like a dry fly, meaning I usually put Gink on before starting. As it becomes soggy, drop and shake into your desiccant (Frogs Fanny, etc..

  2. Thanks for the info George. I’m new to tight line nymphing and a problem I have is seeing the sighter and the tags I’ve left on color changes in the sighter especially with glare. Any thoughts on using a small New Zealand at the top end of the manufacture sighter instead of tying a blood knot and leaving tags for better visual? The wool would not float but remain out of the water.

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