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Strike Indicator Tool
« on: November 21, 2021, 03:57:45 PM »
Had a busy morning knocking up 1/2 doz of these.




For those unfamiliar with the concept  take a look at this video



Now I consider these essential for nymph fishing, some my disagree but they certainly improved my "workflow". So versatile.

The "official"  tool can be bought for 20 or so, alternatively you can have one of mine which are functionally identical. All I ask is you make a small forum donation, 5 seems about right.

Each will come with spare tubing and some Merino wool in 2 colours. If you save the wool and slide the tube back onto the tool when you are finished this kit will last  you for decades.



They are made from a size 18 tapestry needle, a bit of nylon and a sea fishing bead superglued in place.. The needle is cut with a Dremel and the slot deburred. I have been using this for years after losing the 20 one I bought.



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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2021, 06:19:00 PM »
I use these from Rede river
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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2021, 06:55:36 PM »
I have used those in the past Richard but found them a bit heavy and splashy for all but the heaviest rigs.
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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2021, 08:49:40 PM »
I was using a wet fly and one 2mm tungsten bead nymph and it was fine balance wise, though it was so windy it was hard to tell what it was casting like.
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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2021, 09:36:27 PM »
Fred, I'll take one.
I've been using Loon Biostrike putty. In cold temps it goes hard and flies off. in warm temps it goes soft and flies off.


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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2021, 09:42:50 PM »
I've tried the putty too Mac and didn't get on with it.
I think I used the same bit  of wool most of last season, just stuck it in to my fly drier when I took it off at the end of the day.  :D



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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2021, 05:42:10 PM »
I'll have one Fred. Have posted donation including something to cover postage along with my address.
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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2021, 05:53:28 PM »
I'll post it off tomorrow Alan. Thanks.
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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2021, 06:37:54 PM »
I have had one of Fred's Indicator Kits for some years and can verify that they work well, last for ages, can use a pinch of sheep's wool off a fence and also adjust easily. Top notch value !!!
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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2021, 03:54:41 PM »
I remember when "The Original" came on the market some years ago, what was it New Zealand Indicator or something like that  I note hat they are still being sold but at around 20 each bit on the pricey side to say the least.
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Re: Strike Indicator Tool
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2021, 03:54:41 PM »