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Offline Dima

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Ice rod strike indicators
« on: Jan 04, 2019, 02:16 PM »
I enjoy making homemade tackle. When I can't go fishing - I make stuff. We still don't have ice. So I just created a video on how to make strike indicators for ice fishing for anyone interested in making them.

Here is the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/RaAqV6_cHJk

Last winter I made these ice rod strike indicators for myself, tested them, and liked how they worked.


Edit: Thank you very much for your comments. This is very motivating. I will be making and publishing more fishing-related videos on my channel every now and then.
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2019, 02:24 PM »
Very cool video Dima!  Welcome to the Ice Shanty!

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2019, 03:07 PM »
Thank you Deal Ninja.
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2019, 03:24 PM »
Cool video and idea!  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2019, 03:26 PM »
Very Cool....... I will have to try this...... Nicely Done  :clap:

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #5 on: Jan 04, 2019, 03:54 PM »
Very nice, I know what I'm making tonight. ;D
Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #6 on: Jan 04, 2019, 04:12 PM »
Very clever use of otherwise scrap material.  :tipup:

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #7 on: Jan 04, 2019, 04:55 PM »
I haven't used a "spring bobber" since I purchased my Snitch #8, 20 in. rods.  However, I don't know why anyone would spend money buying one after seeing your video!  Great idea.

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #8 on: Jan 04, 2019, 05:10 PM »
absolutely great idea!

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2019, 05:43 PM »
That's phenomenal, Thanks for sharing!!

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #10 on: Jan 04, 2019, 06:53 PM »
Very nice.

I wonder if thick flourocarbon would work...

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #11 on: Jan 04, 2019, 07:17 PM »
very nice thanks for sharing :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #12 on: Jan 04, 2019, 07:35 PM »
Very good :thumbsup:

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #13 on: Jan 04, 2019, 07:39 PM »
Very nice. I would guess if someone wanted to use say an 1/8 Oz Lure they could double the thickness of the material with glue.
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #14 on: Jan 05, 2019, 05:31 AM »
Thanks, and welcome to Ice Shanty

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #15 on: Jan 05, 2019, 07:13 AM »
Resourceful.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #16 on: Jan 05, 2019, 08:15 AM »
Outstanding.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #17 on: Jan 05, 2019, 10:13 AM »
Donít use indicators, but very well made video. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #18 on: Jan 05, 2019, 10:38 AM »
Very nice.

I wonder if thick flourocarbon would work...

I've experimented with different materials, including a thick fishing line. I used monofilament high-pound test, leftovers from saltwater fishing, and it worked alright. Fluorocarbon is stiffer than monofilament, which is better. But the line should be pretty thick.
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #19 on: Jan 05, 2019, 11:59 AM »
Excellent job and thanks for sharing....Welcome to IceShanty Dima!!   :clap: :thumbsup:
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #20 on: Jan 06, 2019, 01:10 AM »
Very professional video. Thanks for producing it.

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #21 on: Jan 06, 2019, 06:06 AM »
That's pretty slick!! Well done!!!

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #22 on: Jan 06, 2019, 12:17 PM »
Two of my favorite things in life,spring bobbers and DIY Ďs,thanks for posting,Iím sure to make some.

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #23 on: Jan 08, 2019, 05:41 PM »
Good video!  Thank you for sharing!

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #24 on: Jan 09, 2019, 08:12 AM »
Those are fantastic! 

I know what I'm doing after work today... :thumbsup:
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #25 on: Jan 09, 2019, 10:14 AM »
those look pretty awesome. 

question though, how is it in the cold? 
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Offline Dima

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #26 on: Jan 09, 2019, 09:12 PM »
It gets a bit stiffer, but I account for that when I test. Also, I have them in various widths so I can see what works best for the weather.
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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #27 on: Jan 10, 2019, 06:10 AM »
One of the best posts/videos ever! 

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #28 on: Jan 10, 2019, 06:46 AM »
awesome!

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Re: Ice rod strike indicators
« Reply #29 on: Jan 10, 2019, 07:43 AM »
Great Video, I will be making my own strike indicators thanks to your video. Well done!

 



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