The flesh and bead bite is on in Alaska, and we’re all excited. You have your rod and reel prepped, your bead box is ready, and your fly box is full of fleshy goodness.
As for the leader setup, you’ve got your indicator locked securely in place. However, there are times you need a long setup, depending on depth, and unless you have the arms of a Chimpanzee and are super tall, trying to manage a long leader after you hook a fish can be daunting for both you and the fish, especially if you have a fixed indicator as a part of your set up.
The setup below alleviates the challenge of having a long leader while using an indicator. In this setup, the indicator’s ability to freely slide and move provides both strike indication capability during a drift and allows you to reel in further, making it easier on you and the fish while landing.
Obviously, you’ll have to adjust the distance between your bobber stoppers to find the right fit for you and the water you’re fishing. The idea is, this setup will lead to safer and quicker landing efforts.
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