Bottle top bite indicators

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Reedling
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Bottle top bite indicators

Post by Reedling » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:11 am

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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Re: Bottle top bite indicators

Post by Bob Brookes » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:39 am

So simple that it's simply brilliant.
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Re: Bottle top bite indicators

Post by Shaun Harrison » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:44 am

So obvious, so brilliant. If you saw what the original styles go for on a certain selling site you may get a shock. :eyebrow:

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Re: Bottle top bite indicators

Post by The Old Buffer » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:54 am

Like all of the best innovations so simple that you wonder how no one else had thought of it.
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Re: Bottle top bite indicators

Post by Reedling » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:26 pm

Thanks for your kind comments Gents, it makes it all worthwhile to do. :Hat:

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Re: Bottle top bite indicators

Post by RBTraditional » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:55 pm

Now that I like!
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Re: Bottle top bite indicators

Post by Paul D » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:22 am

Brilliant Reedling :Hat:
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Re: Bottle top bite indicators

Post by Pentonhook » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:14 pm

Regarding home made bite indicators/bobbins, have any members made any
from the small plastic widget found in a can of Guinness.

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Re: Bottle top bite indicators

Post by GazTheAngler » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:01 pm

Now those I like a lot reedling

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Re: Bottle top bite indicators

Post by Wagtail » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:37 pm

Pentonhook wrote:Regarding home made bite indicators/bobbins, have any members made any
from the small plastic widget found in a can of Guinness.
They are just the right size for making the bobbin part of a pike fisher's drop off indicator :Thumb:
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