I was looking at strike indicators with a open mind. Again.
Strike indicators get a lot of thought and press through out the sport. There are so many styles available. You probably have your favorite. or favorite for different waters and conditions. Well I have mine. They have come from a variety of factors such as water speed, clarity, and fishing pressure. aka technical waters. I use a white 1/2" foam ball on clear or tail-water fish. Looks like a bubble and seems to not spook them.
On rivers and less technical those little white balls can be hard to see or pick out from the bubbles. You'll go blind trying to find them.
Been looking at these.
as seen on https://www.flyshack.com/DisplayItem.aspx?ItemID=22852
So knowing I like to make stuff myself. Here's a idea that has developed from my research as well as just some go old Trash Fly hunting and tinkering.
Dollar Tree: Foam sheets. (really thin) Really thin. $1.00
Take the foam and make 6 cuts about 2". Up to you for length. Make six thin strips. That makes 12 after folded.
Slip a rubber band from braces, In the middle.
Fold. Wrap with thread above the band. Tye or simply add a drop of superglue.
Testing it so on a couple of different bodies of water and situations.
This is a cheap one and pretty quick to make.
|Prototype and test item|
Dedicated to Bailey. I love you.