Thingamabobber fly-fishing strike indicators help you easily detect strikes.


Fly-fishing strike indicators that cast easier, float higher, attach quicker, and stay in place and afloat! Thingamabobbers are super sensitive to detect the subtlest of strikes Super light. ¾" diameter ideal for short line, light line, and up to moderately heavy nymph rigs. 1" diameter ideal for heavy nymphs, big water. Revolutionary trapped-air technology. 9-piece assorted set includes three each of ½", ¾", and 1" indicators. Assorted colors.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 45 reviews


41 of 45 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    best indicator - 3/15/2014
    By: from Carrphilly

    These are good value for money, easy to attach/move, highly visible and very sensitive. By far the best indicators currently available

  • 5/5

    Excellent indicators - 1/20/2014

    Easy to install, move and remove. Works great...visible and durable.

  • 2/5

    There are other options... - 6/14/2013
    By: from Wessex, UK

    I bought this as a nymphing aid on chalkstream, allowing me to see the line but also regulate the depth of the nymph in the water. First thing to say is that the simple pass-the-loop-through-the-eye and over the body of the bobber isn't sufficient to prevent it slipping down the tippet and up against the fly. Some more sophisticated knotwork is needed, or blocking the hole once the line is in. Note that further up the range is a bobber which has a plastic wedge that does this - a recognition that the simple thingumabobber has a problem? So - either buy the more advanced product or put a large dry fly where the bobber is and increase your chances of a take?

  • 4/5

    Happy purchase - 4/4/2013
    By: from Louisville, KY

    This pack of Thingamabobbers arrived as scheduled. This was my first Orvis on line purchase and it will not be my last. Honestly , I have not had a chance to try thingamombobbers out but they look like they will do fine. I saw a fellow fisherman using these and was impressed by the performance he was experiencing as far as howhigh they rode in the current as opposed to my yarn type indicators.

  • 3/5

    Get the Jam Stop Version - 3/25/2013
    By: from California
    Top 100 Contributor

    I started using these two years ago when we had high water in the Sierra far into the season. It is a great indicator for fast water, and I could use the smaller size when using my ultralight rods with small nymphs. The only problem is that they don't stay put on the line. The tend to slide down a bit. The manufacturer must of figured this out. Now they make a Jam Stop version. I plan on picking some up. I'm confident the new version will work quite well.

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    great product - 11/12/2012

    Overall great product. It's a little heavier and what I normally use (foam float), but is nice to be able to install and take off without cutting all your terminal tackle off.

  • 5/5

    Great Product - 10/15/2012
    By: from San Jose, CA
    Top 25 Contributor

    Best indicator out there. Very sensitive, floats high, light, and easy to cast.

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Seem to work pretty good - 8/24/2012
    By: from Westchester, ny
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Just got these, they seem to hold in place, and are easy to move or remove. So far so good.

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  • Small ½", 5 per pack $6.95
  • Medium ¾", 5 per pack $6.95
  • Large 1", 4 per pack $5.95
  • 9 Piece Assortment $9.95
  • 1¼" 2 per pack $2.95
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