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    Default Dacron cord for indicators

    I'm a big fan of cord on my indicators as opposed to chain but I find the readily available cords too short. I've made some lightweight indicators for perch but I want to fish them on long drops so I need some longer cord.

    Anybody know what diameter cord I need and where I can get some ? The last time I did this I ended up using some old leadcore leaders but it wasnt terribly successful. The cords on my nano bugs are about right but too short.

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    Default Re: Dacron cord for indicators

    Remember that Drennan dacron you slated in the last month or so (iirc)? It's the only use I've found for it in the last fifteen years or so.

    It does appear to have been discontinued, but a few places seem to have some still hanging around. At £3.99 a spool, it should keep you in bobbin links for a while.

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    How about trying kite cord?

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    Old fly lines good for bobbins .

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    Default Re: Dacron cord for indicators

    Quote Originally Posted by sam vimes View Post
    Remember that Drennan dacron you slated in the last month or so (iirc)? It's the only use I've found for it in the last fifteen years or so.

    It does appear to have been discontinued, but a few places seem to have some still hanging around. At £3.99 a spool, it should keep you in bobbin links for a while.
    I don't remember that, Old Boy....but it does seem more than possible. I'll see if I can find some.

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    Default Re: Dacron cord for indicators

    Quote Originally Posted by peterjg View Post
    How about trying kite cord?
    Yes...but it comes in a myriad of colours/diameters and normally on 5 mile spools. I only want few feet.

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    Default Re: Dacron cord for indicators

    Ccc (outdoor shop) sell it , pennies per metre, any length you want!
    Oops, sorry, meant to say Go Outdoors!
    Last edited by flightliner; 08-10-2017 at 12:40.

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    Default Re: Dacron cord for indicators

    Bit thick I think Smudge.

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    Default Re: Dacron cord for indicators

    I made some longer drop-offs using Jewellery nylon cord its sold in 1mm or 1.2mm thickness around £1.50 per meter pull the cord over a beeswax or a candle will make the cord a bit stiffer in needed

    Black 1mm, 1.2mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm & 3mm Nylon Cord.Shamballa.Jewellery.Braided | eBay
    Trust me I’m an Engineer

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