Homemade Ice Rod Strike Indicators – DIY Ice Fishing Tackle

Homemade Ice Rod Strike Indicators – DIY Ice Fishing Tackle


Ice rod strike indicators. They are attached to rods to help show the feeble bites of lethargic fish. They also can change the action of a lure and make the presentation more natural. In this video, I will make two versions of strike indicators from everyday materials. The type of plastic I used is abbreviated as PET or PETE – one of the common plastics used in containers and packaging. It is stiff and springy and this is what we need. The first step is to cut a flat piece from the container. And then cut off a strip. The thickness of the strip depends on the weight of the lure you are planning to use. The thinner the strip the less load capacity the indicator will have and the more sensitive it will be. I will test the indicators at the end. The next item is a drinking straw. We need just a small piece of it. This is going to be the line guide. I’m going to cut two slits in this piece of straw to insert the strip of plastic. Now I will assemble the parts. A drop of glue on the connection will prevent the guide from slipping off. While the first version dries, let’s make another one. This version is going to be of the same type, except this indicator won’t have any parts – the strip and the guide will be made from the same piece of plastic. I’m going to cut off a strip, but leave a small square on the end of it. And then make the square into a circle. The circle at the end of the strip is going to be the guide after I punch a hole in it. The hole can be drilled or made with a hot nail. To make the tip of the indicator more visible I’m going to paint it red. The paint will also work as an anti-abrasion treatment, it will smoothen the rough edges of the guide. If you don’t have paint you can use nail polish. Once the indicators are dry – they can be attached to the fishing rods. I used rubber bands. Very simple and allows adjusting the length of the indicator to reduce or increase its sensitivity. This is how to test the load capacity of the indicators. If a jig is too heavy for the indicator you will need a wider strip. That’s it – the indicators are ready. You can make a set of indicators for a variety of jigs. I hope this helps you catch more fish.

55 comments on this post

    Dean Roth

    Very Cool! I'm going to try this right now…

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    Fishing and DIY - Dmitriy Aseev

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    The Satyr

    does the plastic get ice build up?

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    C Lee

    thank you so much!!!1

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    Todd Fishwell Beissel

    Genius, thank you.

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    СТРАЖ НИК

    Отличная идея 👍👍👍

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    Claudio Dario Camacho

    Hola, me gustaría ver cómo tirás la caña con eso puesto en la punta…🤔 Saludos y gracias

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    Rio pesca oficial

    Very Nice

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    Rio pesca oficial

    Official fishing River Channel lest s Go

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    Wayne D

    Great idea…hi hooks & tight lines to ya

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    Kabul kajate Kabul

    Just put little bell on your tacle. Like cat bel. when the bell ringing n ringing that mean hook up

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    Mico _Hito

    Biar lebih praktis,, pake aja kabeltiss

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    jendal jendel

    thanks.. thats inspiring.. 👍👍

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    arek magelang

    Use wiper car more strong

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    Jere xd

    hay que poner el dedo en la línea :3 nada más, simplemente haciendo eso se nota claramente el pique en el dedo

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    Domingos Pedro Araujo

    Parabéns SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💯👍🏻🤗 Obrigado ❗🎣

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    Angler Speaks

    Good work my friend

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    Paulo Henrique

    Nossa que treco sem graça

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    Игорь Шипилов

    Супер!!!

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    Ted Sell

    the best ones are titanium wire, very durable 🐟

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    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍👍👍👍

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    Mancingku Sabar

    😊👍👍👍👍👍

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    89 FISHING

    Amazink

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    Mosquito Fishing

    Good video. Ty mate.

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    Rinat Tlesov

    Отличный кивок! Лайк

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    Edi Yunanto

    In my area, we use that kind of sensor since over 20 years ago, made from a kind of tiny steel called "entul", from used car wiper, where there is a metal/steel inside the rubber plate of the wiper.

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    TM on the spot

    Good idea…..

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    Mancing Bongoh

    I respect your idea, but the real fishing maniac know when the rods is strike from fish, without ringing bell or anything on the rods..

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    Владимир Витальевич

    Very good video and amazing idea!!! Thank you and good luck!

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    Pescadores de Loboó Londrina - Paraná

    Perfect, friend, go to Brazil, play fish.

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    Mas Yuli Hobi mancing

    Nice 👍😁

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    Lintas Barat TV

    Assalamualaikum sahabat, terima kasih ilmunya dh di bagikan, dukungan sudah dikirim sahabat, lengkap dg cap jempol, mampir ya sobat di chanel kami dan sudikiranya juga memberikan dukungan

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    bagus satrio

    nice good..simple but brilliantt

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    Larry M Lynch

    Nice ideas, easy to make, adjustable action … what's not to like? I'll definitely try these and subscribe too!

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    狗屎昌GOS

    Good idea

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    mas bento

    I like it, this idea veryy good for fishing thank you sir… 👍 pleace support my chanel thank you..🎣🐟🦈👍

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    bolo bolo mancing mania kendari

    nice bro….

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    КАРЕЛИЯ ЖИЗНЬ

    лайкос за видео дружим????

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    Nadia hena

    You're very creative, I'm waiting for your next video … Don't forget to come to Indonesia, friend

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    farah simo

    A good idea .. thinks

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    dilma Soares

    ou mai god

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    dilma Soares

    good idea

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    طممن الخال

    يتحكم التعليق عمي ما عم تعملي

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    Nakcis Mekar

    Tebarkan virus ke baikan
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    Nakcis Mekar

    Mantul

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    Берикбол Бейсенов

    Очень хорошо,большой ЛАЙК!👍👏

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    Famille Eatyourmails

    Nice tip !

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    Стас Стасов

    Русский по английски говорит, произношение ппц

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    Otávio ribeiro

    Ruim de pesca kkk

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    Joooos videonya

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    Александр Нам

    Гуд видео энд гуд айдия. Тэст ит он фишинг плиз. Энд гет видео. Сэнкс.

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    Shadowstone33

    Jigs

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    Francois Dupont

    thank you very much this is very ingenious.

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    Jay Kim

    What a great idea. Well done.

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