A Natural Alternative

Several years ago, I was guiding a flyfishing trip on the San Juan River when a client of mine lost a 30-inch brown trout to a Thingamabobber cutting the line; we sat there devatasted after battling the fish up and down the river for nearly 45-minutes.  I began consoling him by sharing other similar stories I had seen and heard, then explained the fundamental flaw with the Thingamabobber design is a sharp metal ring attached to plastic that cuts the line. At that moment, I decided to create a better strike indicator.

Over the next year, I developed and tested several designs and materials that could solve five major requirements:

    1) User friendly; cast easy and be lightweight

    2) Stay in place without cutting the line

    3) Eco friendly and Durable

    4) Highly Visible and Sensitive

    5) Made in the USA

Today's original CorQs design surpasses all those requirements; check out the glowing review in the Summer edition of TROUT magazine in 2015.   Plus, it gets the results you're looking for...

San Juan River 29 inch Brown Trout

Here's the skinny, CorQs are made from lightweight, premium cork. Other strike indicators are made from heavy, dense foam or plastic that make a big splash on the water (not in a positive way). CorQs land soft, float high, hold a lot more weight and are eco-friendly!

Next, CorQs Strike Indicators have features that you will not find on an industry heavyweight; Thingamabobbers. What pray tell? Most importantly, a rubberized o-ring that keeps the indicator from sliding down the line on thin tippets (6x, 7x, etc). And that same rubber loop will not cut or nick your line like the metal option found on our competitor that loses fish!

Best of all, you can change the size of your CorQs strike indicator to match your fishing situation. With a variety of sizes, shapes and styles – you are only limited by your imagination.

Simply put, CorQs strike indicators give you an edge on the water:

     -Lighter than plastic or foam indicators to reduce splash down

     -Less wind/water resistance than plastic or foam to minimize friction

     -Natural, environmental texture that doesn’t spook leery fish

    -Made in the USA, Handcrafted in Colorado

And we continue to develop new products to meet the needs of anglers in a variety of situations; check them out in our SHOP.

Trout Unlimited Magazine


Back to back summer edition reviews in TROUT magazine has put CorQs Strike Indicators on the radar of most flyfishers across the globe.

"When you fish long nymph rigs like we do here on the White River, a responsive, castable indicator makes a big difference. I'm a believer."

- Bill Thorne, TROUT Magazine