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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by Woodchucker on Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:56 am

NIDGE MAC wrote:Flip Bird my garage is neat and tidy i,ll have you know, Tounge

You have to wipe your feet on the way into Nidges garage affraid

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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by NIDGE MAC on Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:58 am

Woodchucker wrote:
NIDGE MAC wrote:Flip Bird my garage is neat and tidy i,ll have you know, Tounge

You have to wipe your feet on the way into Nidges garage affraid

lol!
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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by mark on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:23 am

well a few lads asked if i could show them how i made my drop offs and of course i am more than happy to help so here goes.....
you will need a weight, a main body, a line clip and some form of stem

the weight i got from an old cheap bobbin, the one's with the bath plug chain are cheap and come apart easily
the main body i used is a highlight felt and is only about an inch n half long
the line clip i bought for 3 for a pack of two
the stem is plastic coated metal i've seen wire coat hangers that work well for this
firstly remove the the weight from the chain, then remove the tip from the felt pen

once you have cut the stem/wire coat hanger to size slide the weight onto it. i then slide some shrink tubing or something similar onto the stem. this prevents the stem sliding back out of the main body. on the other end of the stem i atatch a snap swivel using shrink tubing
the snap swivel makes it easy to atatch and remove from the bankstick.
the next step is to drill holes in the main body to accomadate the line clip and weight
i needed a 4.5mm drill bit for the line clip and an 8.5 for the weight

i was thinking if you didn't have a weight but had the same felts/mainbody as me you could put the clip in the opposite end of the body to me and it would still look quite proffesional

but if you have all the things i have then it should look like this

once it is all put together the finished drop off is neat, tidy, practical and very cheap

i chose the colours i did because my alarms have lights in those colours on them but it doesn't really matter what colour they are.
i also think these are worth buying at 1 each
you can buy them at the pound shop simply atatch the drop off to the pin on the alarm using the snap swivel. when you get a take and the dropp off falls, it pulls down on the pin and creates a very high pitch sound
they are not top quality but at a pound you can afford a few. buy some spare batteries too as they don't seem to last for very long and i would advise you still use the front alarm

so lads i hope you find this usefull. follow the simple steps and you could have your very own sounding drop offs and not just 1 but 2 or 3 for less than a tenner.
if you don't want to make them or need a quick remady untill you get round to it then you could try this

its simply a regular carp bobbin atatched to the rear bankstick. i had to use this at the new year as i only had two drop offs and was using 3 rods on alarms at times and that was the rod i got a take on so i can say it deffinatly works.

good luck lads have fun desinging or customizing your own bits n pieces.
i think we could make a sticky out of this subject where we could all add a few tips n tricks on making and addapting tackle to suite our needs. i know i have a few more things i could do
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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by Stotty on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:28 am

Nice one Mark

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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by Woodchucker on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:29 am

Quality write up Mark, and they look the business, have some rep young man Wink

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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by Woodchucker on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:30 am

Stotty wrote:Nice one Mark

That would be a nice sticky Stotty scratch

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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by craigpix2000 on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:31 am

have some rep mate Respect
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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by mark on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:42 am

cheers lads it is a pleasure to help and if a few lads find it usefull then its all worth while
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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by Stotty on Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:05 am

Woodchucker wrote:
Stotty wrote:Nice one Mark

That would be a nice sticky Stotty scratch


just 4 U lol! Wink

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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by NIDGE MAC on Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:02 am

Applaud bloody good post mark... Respect
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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by mark on Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:52 am

cheers nidge and stotty i'm touched its a sticky its as much gordons post as mine and thats what made me think we could all post a few little tips n hints. it mite be best renaming it to something more open to other subjects than just drop offs. i'm sure most lads will have a trick or two to share and in time it could be a good collection for the future members to get to see.
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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by Stotty on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:06 am

mark wrote:cheers nidge and stotty i'm touched its a sticky its as much gordons post as mine and thats what made me think we could all post a few little tips n hints. it mite be best renaming it to something more open to other subjects than just drop offs. i'm sure most lads will have a trick or two to share and in time it could be a good collection for the future members to get to see.


this was a good post from a while back

http://ukfishingforums.darkbb.com/general-fishing-talk-f1/quick-tips-tricks-t1061.htm?highlight=tips

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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by mark on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:10 am

yeah i remember reading that not so long back it is good some good tips there i used to want to pour my own leads n when i started doing it i found it easyier to just flatten lead around a swivel they we're heavy but small and ideal for rivers cos they were really flat. wahey another little tip there hahaha
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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by NIDGE MAC on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:48 am

another good tip lads, instead of buying bait stops, get some old bike innertube and cut into as many squares of what size you like, you can save a few quid..... Sup
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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by mark on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:52 am

yeah i've used grass n all sorts in the past
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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by Stotty on Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:57 am

mark wrote:yeah i've used grass n all sorts in the past

scratch trash jimmy2

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Re: Customised Fox Indicators

Post by mark on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:06 am

yeah and that from time to time
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