CrossCurrents Fly Shop Thingamabobber Nymph Leader Rig
This is the Ultimate, Thingamabobber Nymphing Butt Section Leader Rig.
Sizes: 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″
Super easy to set up. Super easy and quick to adjust your depth -and your leader will never kink! Our Customers love these things. Makes nymphing more fun and productive. Does’t trash a good leader for your nymphing set up -you just need to add tippet. If you tangle beyond recovery…no problem, just cut off the tangled tippet and add more. You will save money using this rig.
3.5′ Butt Section is easy to attach to your fly line -loop to loop, like other leaders. It has a Thingamabobber on the 20# butt section and small, “bobber stops” we tie by hand using fly line. There’s a tiny, 40 pound test swivel or tippet ring on the terminal end to attach your tippet to it. You’ll never trash another leader again with a strike indicator. Nor will you have to worry about loosing the little washer or nut on the Airlocks Indicators. You can adjust how deep you need to go by the length of tippet you attach to the swivel but the beauty of this rig is how quickly and easily you can change your depth when you are fishing. Just slide the bobber stops up or down the butt section and you can adjust your depth by 3.5′ in seconds. And, never have your leader get kinked. It’s also lighter to cast than the Airlock Indicators. We use those too in certain cases but if we are doing full on nymphing, this is the system of choice.
See additional photos for this product for instructions on how to set up this slick and effective Nymph Rig.
TIP- Use the 1/2″ for smaller nymphs in shallower water or in “short leashing” nymphs to fish feeding on emerging nymphs or drowned spinners. The 3/4″ bobber is the most common size we use and is a great, all around size for most of your nymphing needs. Use the 1″ size for freestone streams when you’re fishing in heavier water or with a larger fly like stoneflies. We also use these on the MO when we have runoff and have to fish more than 7′ deep by using heavy flies and/or heavier Split Shot.
CrossCurrents Fly Shop makes these Nymph Leader Rigs here in our stores. We include a detailed, colored graphic explaining how to set up this rig and a sweet, CCFS sticker. You can easily attach and remove this entire system from your fly line if you want to switch to other styles of fishing with the loop-to-loop connection.
Colors will vary (if you want a specific color, please specify in the Notes at check-out. Colors: White, Orange, Pink, Yellow) (The free, CCFS sticker included in the package will vary.)
Other kink-free indicator options are the CCFS Nymph Rig with Air-Lock Indicators or you can also buy a pack of the biodegradable foam Air-Lock Strike Indicator or the new Oros Strike Indicators and use them on your regular leaders. (But they tend to slip easier on a tapered leader compared to our Nymph Rig systems.)