Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 34 reviews
33 of 34 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Shannon's Thoughts -
By: ShannonMayes from Ohio
The wool is unsinkable after hours of fishing. I'd buy another from Orvis anytime.
Great indicator -
By: Jacob5136 from Four Corners, New Mexico
This is the best indicator I have used. And the customer service from Orvis was also the best.
Great for slick water & spooky fish -
By: WNCFlyGuy from Asheville, NC
This is a great finesse indicator for pressured fish. Love that you can adjust size. Works great on still, or relative gentle water. Football type indicators or Thingamabobbers are better for faster flowing broken water or heavier (multiple) flies. Lands softly. Will often use in cold weather, low/clear conditions in lieu of dry/dropper rig.
This product works as advertised. Simple to install and simple to adjust.
Worth Trying -
By: RickinWA from Washington State
First, I'm just getting back into fly fishing after a 12 year layoff. So, there's lots to relearn. I highly recommend you try the New Zealand Strike Indicator. I've always liked how yarn indicators cast vs the bubble kind. My issue with other yarn indicators, the pre-made ones with a rubber loop, they are difficult to remove and/or reposition. Not a problem with the New Zealand Strike Indicator! There is a little bit of a learning curve. I highly recommend you practice before hitting the water. I purchased the larger tubing after I found the tubing that came with this product to be very small in diameter. As a result, you must use a very small amount of yarn. You can stack both sizes of tubing on the needle. Just place the smaller tubing first and slide the large ones over the top of the smaller tubing. A few suggestions... Pre-cut pieces of yarn, apply Gink, & place in a plastic baggy. Just toss in the needle as well. At times, the tubing can slip off.
Best Indicator Available! -
Great indicator for spooky fish in pressured water. You can make the indicator as large or small as needed. Casts like a dream!
BEST Strike Ever -
By: furance from milton ny
Indicator is easy to put on leader , Highly visible ,easy to adjust for depth , and it can be taken off without any damage to leader .Only drawback is you have to trim to length , which means carrying scissors to trim .
Just Buy This !! -
By: QKSLVR from Newfoundland, Canada
The regular tubing works perfectly with nymphs as large as #12. The larger tubing works great for larger flies. Use floatant. Just buy this product. It WORKS!!
By: Danny85 from Corvallis, Oregon
This strike indicator worked as I expected, easy instalation and floated well. I fished the indicator with only a small amount of yarn and a #12 hares ear, ended up catching a bunch of small trout. Adding a drop of floatant to the yarn will increase the floatibility. The only somewhat negative thing I noticed was when you slide the indicator up to the thicker section of leader it stretches the tubing and can cause it to crack, but the package included tons of tubing so it doesn't bother me.
speed and versitility -
By: fishingNZ from otago, New Zealand
Fast changing size, color and depth of indicator. Leaves no crimp in you leader when moved.