Thursday, January 16, 2014

Polypro yarn indicators

While surfing online I ran into a new strike indicator idea from New Zealand...they had a neat little tool, super duper special wool and tubes....IT WAS A GREAT IDEA!!!! But I give away a ton of tackle each season...couple hundred leaders, indicators, flies.....its just not my style at the end of a trip to cut off what I tied on your rod....SO...as a fulltime tackle tinker here is what I have come up with....
from Janns netcraft: latex tubing 3/16ID, Polypropylene yarn...Michael's or Joanne's: a size G crochet needle
Make a loop
Pull tubing over mono loop
put poly yarn in loop
push tubing up over yarn
because I know I'll drop this into the river...I wrapped a wire loop on the end to attach to vest. Yarn indicators are great for very heavy flies and have a place in my vest ALWAYS...this system has endless variations for size and color....Thanks for the view and please stay tuned

Thursday, January 9, 2014

VERMONT ICE FISHING has begun!

A 27 inch rod with 2 lb test line....Ice fishing is FUN!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Building tackle

Sorry for the lack of posts...I have been hardcore building tackle, painting jigs and tying flies....I plan to ice fish this week after this rain freezes on Wednesday. The 2014 regular season fishing book is open to book dates....here shortly the icefishing blog will be the focus....for those of you who do facebook, I spend a ton of time there. Thanks for the view, please stay tuned and if you need any flies please be in touch!