By Kirk Deeter
I've always chuckled at flyfishing double-speak. The classic example: a "strike indicator." I have an idea. Let's call strike indicators what they really are... bobbers. Yarn, foam, balloons, plastic, whatever. They float on the surface... when they go under, they tell you to set the hook. Like a bobber.
Actually I have a better idea. Let's call them training wheels. Okay, they're not really wheels, per se, but you get the point.