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    But it leaves a kink in the leader - any cure for this?

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    For myself I would try to find small sugical tubing at the hardware or specialized medical store (or aquarium shop) and get a crochet needle from the craft store or wool shop - probably much less money.

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    In case you do not like the price tag, here is a site that might be an option: http://callofthestream.wordpress.com...icator-tool-2/

    I've used the system and it has worked well. It is very easy to adjust the indicator for the proper depth. I also still use the dry and dropper method, as well as the slip knot method. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

    The dry and dropper method is the most sensitive, but takes longer to adjust for depth (i.e. put on a new tippet between the dry and dropper). Still, this is my favorite.

    The slip knot method is an old stand by and has worked for years. It takes a little longer to adjust for depth, but does well with adding split shot to get your flies deeper.

    The New Zealand indicator is easy to adjust, but getting the right amount of wool takes some time to experiment. Once you get it right, it works good.

    Vinny

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    I use the slip knot myself. I have a 35 mm film canister that holds a bunch of yarn that I've soaked in a silicon spray. I empty a spray can of water repellent into a bag containing the yarn (probably best to cut it into 1 to 1.5 inch lengths first if you use knitting yarn, I just used a bunch of "egg yarn", which is really thick and used for tying egg patterns), the yarn soaks it up, and in the end you have enough water repellent yarn to keep you in indicators for years. Works well for me, but then, nymphing isn't my first choice of tactic, so keep that in mind.

    - Jeff
    Am fear a chailleas a chanain caillidh e a shaoghal. -

    He who loses his language loses his world.

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    I thought a New Zealand Strike Indicator was a live Pied Shag....(LOL)

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