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Old 11-12-2017, 12:07 PM
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This morning my 15 year old , who loves ice fishing, modded a few of my spring bobbers. He figures we should be able to see them better. You've got to love how kids think
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:31 PM
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I like the way your son thinks!

I tried and modified quite a few different set-ups for panfish...finally settled on a Marmish indicator I adapted to fit on my regular ice rods. Easy to put on, take off and adjust on the fly. They come in different sensitivities/thicknesses too.

My buddy took a course on Scandinavian ice techniques. For larger fish like walleye they make indicators made out of 16 Ga piano wire. I made one a while back, I'll try to find some pics of it.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:07 PM
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:30 PM
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Thanks Mayhem. I really like the ones you have. I will have to try those next.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:41 PM
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Sweet Ideas... I'm going to have to head to the piano store on my way home tomorrow to make some of those spring bobbers in the video. Great way to brighten things up in low light with that chartruese tip. Props to your offspring!
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:22 PM
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Thank you for compliments guys . My son is grinning ear to ear . Brandonkop my son and I love your videos . He was jumping up and down when he saw your post on this thread. He really looks up to you . He keeps telling me he cant wait to get older so he can take me out, like you take your father fishing
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:49 PM
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Thank you for compliments guys . My son is grinning ear to ear . Brandonkop my son and I love your videos . He was jumping up and down when he saw your post on this thread. He really looks up to you . He keeps telling me he cant wait to get older so he can take me out, like you take your father fishing
Glad to have made his day! That's how it starts... big dreams become reality sooner than you think. Thanks for the kind words and for watching.

Sounds like your fishing future is set!
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:31 PM
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About 15yrs ago i used to make my own indicators out of lighter springs. Then I started to make them out of piano springs. They worked great but I found they wouldn't last too long. Now I just use the marmish springs. They are easy to put on any rod and are easy to see. They last pretty long too. They come in different sizes, you need to match the line and hook size to the size of the spring. The marmish are the best store bought springs imo.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:12 PM
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[QUOTE=edmoilfan;3667746]About 15yrs ago i used to make my own indicators out of lighter springs. Then I started to make them out of piano springs. They worked great but I found they wouldn't last too long. Now I just use the marmish springs. They are easy to put on any rod and are easy to see. They last pretty long too. They come in different sizes, you need to match the line and hook size to the size of the spring. The marmish are the best store bought springs imo.[/QUO

Who sells the marmish spring bobber
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:02 PM
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I buy mine at the Fishin hole
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:42 PM
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Thanks Mayhem. I really like the ones you have. I will have to try those next.
No worries...Hope it helps you and your son put more fish on the ice.
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