Where to buy latex balloons for indicators?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by msteudel, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. msteudel

    msteudel Mark Steudel

    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?
     
  2. FlyNewbie

    FlyNewbie Hooked...

    Party Central..
     
  3. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    Trojan is a solid name in latex. Stay away from the textured ones. Added weight lessen its sensitivity.
     
  4. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

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  5. TonyZ

    TonyZ Member

    Dollar tree
     
  6. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    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.
     
  7. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

    50% Card Shop
     
  8. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    What cast do you use when fishing with a balloon indicator?
     
  9. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

    Safeway's party goods section has (or had) those little white, baseball-print balloons that a Missouri River guide put me onto.
     
  10. psycho

    psycho Active Member

    Any drug outlet, they are labelled " Trojan ".
     
  11. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    I have hundreds. Shoot me a PM, and I'll share.
     
  12. psycho

    psycho Active Member

    Hundreds of trojans? You must be REALLY active.:D:D
     
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  13. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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  14. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    Or really REALLY inactive.
     
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  15. msteudel

    msteudel Mark Steudel

    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.
     
  16. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    My buddy uses the grenade water balloons and I loves them. I personally don't like using them but they are pretty covert
     
  17. 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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  18. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member


    $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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  19. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    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.
     
  20. sleestak240

    sleestak240 Active Member


    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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