Made some other form of traditional fishing tackle.
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I was just about to do the washing up when I realised I had run out of that 'mild green liquid' so had to replenish our smaller bottle. I decanted the dregs from an old large bottle and was about to throw it away when my thoughts went back to using a bottle top as a butt indicator. The modern tops are of a hinged snap variety without that little looped hole that the line ran through whilst dangling between the rings, so I had an idea. I got out my little drill and made a hole in the hinge so that now I have one of those old school bottle top indicators to use when I fish next. If extra weight was required you could always press a lump of blue tac or putty where the thread is. Here are a couple of pictures that I took just now of before and after.. a bit rough but, I am sure you catch my drift.....
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So obvious, so brilliant. If you saw what the original styles go for on a certain selling site you may get a shock.
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Like all of the best innovations so simple that you wonder how no one else had thought of it.
The coiled line travels from the reel, it brings up at last, the hook goes home, and then begins the test of skill. "BB"
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They are just the right size for making the bobbin part of a pike fisher's drop off indicatorPentonhook wrote:Regarding home made bite indicators/bobbins, have any members made any
from the small plastic widget found in a can of Guinness.
'The Chub is a very controversial fish. He has a strong army of supporters, but he has an almost equally strong army of detractors. The trouble is that the detractors do not know what they are talking about'. L. Vernon-Bates
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