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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Since I started using the NZ Indicator tube tool thingy I have not looked at indicator knots again. Must be said, when I ran out of little tubes on the water, being able to fall back on the open loop was a blessing. Iow, always good to know some sort of knot.

    Will try that half-hitch indicator knot too - looks too easy and quick to ignore.
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    I bought one of the NZ indicator tools a couple of years ago, used it once or twice and then never bothered with it again. Just something else to carry around. I also find that with very small indicators, the plastic tubing adds unecessary weight and additional plop to the indicator. When I do use an indicator (instead of a dry fly), I use the half-hitch knot which is very quick to put on and take off. I recorded a quick clip showing this.

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    thanks darryl,u just saved me money...great video

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    Jip,thats the best one.There is another variation but not as quick as this.Dont know what they call it but Turner Wilkenson showed me once

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    Mario,

    I bought one of the NZ indicator tools a couple of years ago, used it once or twice and then never bothered with it again. Just something else to carry around. I also find that with very small indicators, the plastic tubing adds unecessary weight and additional plop to the indicator. When I do use an indicator (instead of a dry fly), I use the half-hitch knot which is very quick to put on and take off. I recorded a quick clip showing this.

    That's a great knot and the same one I use when fishing with a yarn indicator. For anyone who has never tried it before, make sure the knot seats on the indicator and not the line itself. I find if you don't set the know correctly you create a kink in your line!
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    Quote Originally Posted by saflyfish View Post
    who in sa stocks the nz strike indicator tool kit?
    Frontier i believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    Mario,

    I bought one of the NZ indicator tools a couple of years ago, used it once or twice and then never bothered with it again. Just something else to carry around. I also find that with very small indicators, the plastic tubing adds unecessary weight and additional plop to the indicator. When I do use an indicator (instead of a dry fly), I use the half-hitch knot which is very quick to put on and take off. I recorded a quick clip showing this.

    Awfully thick leader you're using there Daryl.....

    I've used that NZ Strike Indicator thingy with some success ( I say some because my nymphing skills are somewhat lacking to put it lightly, and usually a last resort... )
    Some draw back's I've found, especially in cold conditions, or when using heavy nymphs, and when fishing deep. i.e., long drop, is that its tough to get a large enough section of the Poly yarn to actually slip into the tubing... the cold makes the tubing hard and less supple/stretchy, and along with the thicker leader further up, and large amount of yarn needed for heavy nymphs it can be tough to get it to go through... I now have a couple of "stretched" sections which I keep for this purpose...

    As Daryl also mentions, it does create a little extra "plop factor" to your set up, but when conditions are such that this is an issue, I have usually cut the tubing sections in half, and scaled down on the yarn...
    But in seeing how simple that knot of yours is Daryl, I'll definitely make use of that instead...

    Thanks chaps.
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    is poly yarn the same as the egg yarn stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saflyfish View Post
    is poly yarn the same as the egg yarn stuff?
    No. Polypropylene yarn is slicker and absorbs less water than egg yarn.

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    Why not just use dental elastic bands?

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