Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Strike Indicator made with Dollar tree and dentist materials

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.

Serious Anglers Rastaman Strike Indicators
as seen on

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.

Materials List

Dollar Tree: Foam sheets. (really thin) Really thin. $1.00
Rubber band from braces. (New ie un used) Around $1 per 100 ct.
Orthodontic Elastic Rubber Bands
Tying thread and super glue.


Take the foam and make 6 cuts about 2". Up to you for length. Make six thin strips. That makes 12 after folded.

Step 2
Slip a rubber band from braces, In the middle.

Step 3
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.

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