Something rubs me the wrong way when a piece of
yarn tied to a rubber band (strike indicator) costs
nearly $1 a piece. I realized that I have most of
the materials to make such a thing already in the
house. You only need three things:
1. Indicator material (yarn para-post works great
but I also use egg yarn).
I fold the indicator material several times and
loop it to the rubber band with the monofilament.
Then I coat the knot with cement. ~ Robbie Robertson, Arden, NC
2. A round rubber band (I used rubber washers from
a faucet rebuild kit, but orthodontic rubber bands
would work great, too).
3. Something to lash the indicator to the rubber
band (I used monofilament G thread).
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