After quite a few requests and some consulting with a few folks over design and spec's I have started making some butt bite indicators, another great little indicator for those occasions, such as windy days, or really tight swims for example, when fishing a swing-tip isn't as practical.
Measuring about 10'' overall, but based on
an 8'' blank as my 'standard size' swingtips are, this is a tidy
looking little bit of kit.
The rod clips are black plastic coated sprung steel and come in 3 sizes, 6-10mm, 10-14mm & 12- 16mm,
covering virtually any coarse fishing rod, and can be fished down or up the rod.
fibreglass blank is smooth finished with a 12mm ceramic lined single
leg ring whipped on to the end, giving easy line passage for casting and
smooth bite indication with little friction. The coloured end is
approx' 45mm long and whipped in rod building thread for brightness and
long lasting colour, it is triple whipped and coated in 3 coats of rod
building epoxy to add some weight to the tip for stability to combat
wind and wave motion, without compromising bite sensitivity.
The single leg 12mm ring has a ceramic center that will last a lifetime with any type of mono or braid.
Available from ebay here: Butt bite indicators on eBay UK or directly from me
by copy/pasting this link into your browser: paypal.me/rodbuilder/14.99
don't forget to let me know which colour you want, available in bright red, bright orange & bright yellow.