Published Jun 4. 2023 - 3 months ago
Updated or edited Jun 4. 2023

Flyfishing With a Detachable Strike Indicator (DSI)

In an earlier YouTube video (, I showed how to tie a Detachable Strike Indicator (a DSI) using Spinners snap (also called a clevis). In this video, I show how handy the DSI is to attach and remove while fishing-- all without kinking the leader.

This video also shows how a DSI enables a contact nymphing setup to be easily converted to a suspension system. By suspending the flies, fish can be caught at an extended range because the drift can be set up so that there is no drag making the flies act unnaturally-- like that can happen when you overcast a contact nymphing system.
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00:00 Contact nymphing close in without a DSI
1:46 A DSI and bobber stops based leader system
2:27 Adding a DSI to suspend Flies on a contact nymphing leader
4:35 Removing a DSI is easy to do and does not kink up the leader
5:46 Recap of Fishing the Footbridge Pool
6:51 Bobber Stops Used as moveable sighters
7:34 Pre-Treat DSI for extended use on the Water
8:17 A Source of Bobber Stops


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