This post was last updated on July 1st, 2021 at 07:32 am
The foam fish pimp indicators are a fairly new product from Boise, Idaho. They are a small easy to apply strike indicator for fly fishing that seem to work pretty well. They come in a pack of six with a plastic storage tube to keep them in.
These strike indicators are quite small, so they wouldn’t be able to hold up a more than one heavily weighted nymph or a steelhead rig. For casual nymphing in shallow water in mild current, these indicators will work well.
Benefits of the Fish Pimp Indicator:
- Lightweight: These indicators don’t really weigh anything and you can barely feel them on the line.
- Easy to Apply: With a slot in the indicator and a small piece of surgical tubing inside, you simply put your line through the slot and twist the tubing to put them onto your line.
- Golf ball dimples: Now I am not sure if the dimples in these indicators actually make a difference in casting, but in theory they should help.
- Nice storage tube: With each purchase of these indicators you will get a nice storage tube to fit in your vest.
- Small size is not capable of holding up a double weighted or heavy nymph rig.
Overall I like these indicators. They are lighter than the standard small foam bobbers and they go on quickly and seem to stay put very well. For a single nymph angler or fishing in slower/more shallow water, these would be a very good choice for most people. They are reasonably priced at about $5.00 per tube of 6, so at less than a dollar each they are a good deal. I was able to keep a fish pimp indicator on my line for several hours while nymphing a small stream and it never came off even after hitting multiple rocks.