Where to buy latex balloons for indicators?

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  1. msteudel

    msteudel Mark Steudel

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    For those of you that are using latex balloons where do you buy them? Is it just any latex water balloon? Are there any brands that are a little stronger than others?
     
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    Trojan is a solid name in latex. Stay away from the textured ones. Added weight lessen its sensitivity.
     
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    Walgreens has big packages of water balloons. I don't use them for indicators, but I can't imagine you'd get through 500 in a while. Only like $5 too.
     
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    What cast do you use when fishing with a balloon indicator?
     
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    Safeway's party goods section has (or had) those little white, baseball-print balloons that a Missouri River guide put me onto.
     
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    Any drug outlet, they are labelled " Trojan ".
     
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    I have hundreds. Shoot me a PM, and I'll share.
     
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    Hundreds of trojans? You must be REALLY active.:D:D
     
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    msteudel Mark Steudel

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    When I was on the bighorn they said they bought special latex balloons, like 25 for 5, as they were more durable and less prone to accidental popping.
     
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    My buddy uses the grenade water balloons and I loves them. I personally don't like using them but they are pretty covert
     
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    If we're lucky someone might start marketing overpriced balloons to the fly fishing crowd!! $1 per balloon, they'll be all the rage.
     
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    $1? We're talking fly fishing here brosef.... $3.99 minimum. They would also have to come out with a sick logo and awesome hastag. #balloonsarenotdead
     
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    At 971 posts, you're old enough to know where this thread was heading. Latex is simply an aphrodisiac to WFF members. I've never used a balloon as an indicator... that's what Thingamabobber's are for... for Pete's sake.
     
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    This was tried about 5 or 6 years ago, maybe they are still out there. It was a bag of around 10 balloons I believe with some rubber o-rings. Saw them in a few shops.
     

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