Yarn indicators

Mrtrout

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Ordered this as I didn’t want to spend £4.99 postage from AD.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-METRE-OF-HIGH-QUALITY-POLE-FLOAT-SILICONE-TUBING-0-6mm-to-1-0mm/164405889940?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=464034855138&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.https://www.ebay.co.uk/mys/active?MyEbayBeta&currentpage=MyeBayNextSelling
£2.29 delivered.

S.
 

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Ordered this as I didn’t want to spend £4.99 postage from AD.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-METRE-OF-HIGH-QUALITY-POLE-FLOAT-SILICONE-TUBING-0-6mm-to-1-0mm/164405889940?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=464034855138&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.https://www.ebay.co.uk/mys/active?MyEbayBeta&currentpage=MyeBayNextSelling
£2.29 delivered.

S.

Im interested to hear what that’s like S.
 

uptomyknee_s

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Does anyone know were I can get the little plastic tubes which are used to make a loop to hold a yarn indicator.

I have plenty yarn (and the little hook thing) but only a couple of these tiny tubes

Hope this is understandable.



Douglas
I have some kicking around.
PM your address and I'll pop it in the post to you :)
 

Rhithrogena

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Regarding the 2mm tubing I have just taken delivery of some ,beware no way is this even similar to the tubing supplied with the NZ indicator kit . the original is clear 1mm id / 2mm od,the stuff from E Bay is 2mm id/6mm od and nearly white ,Whilst I haven't fished with it it seems way too heavy and clunky to do the job, and being bigger in the bore it won't fit on the carrier needle.
Good point - other sellers do list inside and outside diameters. E.g.;https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383551806166
 

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There are millions of woolly jumpers, aka sheep, running around this country and they are jolly cooperative to anglers in that they leave tufts of their jackets attached to barbed wire fences or to gorse bushes. If you are very lucky you will be able to find out when a shepherd is having his flock shorn and can then pick up handfulls of wool for nothing. Attach to the leader via the New Zealand method and despite sheep wool being full of lanolin always Gink it up before use. Very effective as an indicator.
 

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Will do.
For our purposes it would have been useful to buy in smaller quantities in two or three colours. It is $1-$2 a yard in USA but $17 postage to UK.
Mcflylon is much the same stuff.I used to buy it from Chris at Lathkill.He normally has it in loads of colours.For my poly wing flies. I do prefer the bonnie cord as it's finer.For yarn indicators though Mcflylon is good as is merino roving tops from ebay in loads of colours for very cheap.The only real difference between yarn or merino wool.Is the wool lands on the water slightly softer.The yarn is more durable.
 

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I can't comment on some of the products referred to above, but a sheep's wool indicator lasts me until lunchtime when I change it as a matter of course and then that one lasts me until end of play. I doubt that changing indicators while having coffee and sandwiches eats into my fishing time. Its a good time to check tippets and leader knots as well.
 

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Thought I’d raid my wife’s sewing box for a crochet hook for the pull through tool and try alpaca wool as I have a ready source. Still to get the tubing think I’ll try local tackle shop for pole silicon tube.
 

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Thought I’d raid my wife’s sewing box for a crochet hook for the pull through tool and try alpaca wool as I have a ready source. Still to get the tubing think I’ll try local tackle shop for pole silicon tube.
Well the 1mm ID is too small.
 

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Thought I’d raid my wife’s sewing box for a crochet hook for the pull through tool and try alpaca wool as I have a ready source. Still to get the tubing think I’ll try local tackle shop for pole silicon tube.

I use Alpaca hair a lot when tying dries as it floats so well (y)
 

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