Bite indicators/bobbins

john step

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I have just had these delivered via Ebay (outdoormarket 38928). They are a lot heavier quality than many I have seen lately. Nice sturdy chain to avoid wind swing. I thought they were a bargain for under a fiver each. Delivered.

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Tose look god John, but the chain looks a little industrial.
I made my own and used bathroom plug chain. It cost next to nowt from B&Q and isn't too heavy.
 

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Tose look god John, but the chain looks a little industrial.
I made my own and used bathroom plug chain. It cost next to nowt from B&Q and isn't too heavy.
Yes they are heavy. I wanted heavier ones for some circumstances. I would add that some chains I have had in the past have broken easily. These chains should be steadier in strong side winds which are not unknown in these parts.

The line clips are metal. I seem to break the plastic type too easily. Might just be me being butter fingers of course.
 

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For some applications you really want heavy bobbins. Fishing any kind of helicopter rig or paternoster is much better served with heavy bobbins and a short drop as most indications will be dropbacks.
 

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For some applications you really want heavy bobbins. Fishing any kind of helicopter rig or paternoster is much better served with heavy bobbins and a short drop as most indications will be dropbacks.
Yeah, I just add on weights or take weights off to suit what I want.
 
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