Doug Robert's Bottom-Bouncing Indicator Rig


Doug Robert's Bottom-Bouncing Indicator Rig



2 years ago

Green River guide Doug Roberts shared the details of his bottom-bouncing rig with George Daniel recently.

George says, "’s a setup I’ve used frequently when I need to get deep with a large indicator. He came up with it because he was using five to ten size B split-shot on his nymph rig and needed a large balloon to suspend it all. There is no leader formula out there that will turn over that kind of a rig, so he shortened the leader and relied on his fly line to help turn over the indicator. A long stealthy leader wasn’t important due to the higher flows."

We thought this was a great idea and can definitely agree with Doug's rationale for building it. You can read more about this rig at:


Sections 19
Knots 8
Est. Build time 4:20
Total length 11′10″

Build List

Products in this Build | Estimated Build Time: 4:20
Image Count Name Size Length Category
1 Balloon Indicators
1 Loop-Loop Connection Knots
1 15LB Fluoro 1′6″ Tippet & Line
2 Improved Clinch Knot Knots
1 Tippet Ring Medium Rings & Swivels
1 3X Fluoro 7′ Tippet & Line
2 2X Surgeon's Knot Knots
1 4X Fluoro 3′4″ Tippet & Line
3 Clinch Knot Knots
2 Nymph Fly Flies & Beads
1 Slinky / BBs Weight