FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do GHOSTech Strike Indicators fasten them to the line?
A:Installation instructions: The basic dynamic of how it works is that we created a channel in which your line runs through the center of the fastener threads - so once you get your line in there all you need to do is tighten down on the nut like a standard thread.
1) Make sure indicator nut is above our 90 degree horizontal slit(you can see this on the diagram on the back of the packaging)
2) Run your line horizontally through the indicator - once you reach the horizontal center of the fastener you can run the line down the v-cut to help assist in the tightening of the nut
3) Once the line is as far as it can go resting gently on the floating air pucks turn the nut clockwise to tighten snugly on the line NOTE: Our air pucks are EXTREMELY rugged use the are pucks to grab onto in addition to the head of the bolt - it will not pop the bubbles - This will give you a better firmer grip. To really lock down.
4) Test to make sure the line is snug but not over tightened ( you can do this by pulling the indicator up and down the line [similar to how you would do with split shot]) NOTE: If the line slips you can tighten some more it will not damage the bubbles or your line.
5) Cast away - the most beneficial aspect of the indicator aside to how naturally it casts and that it does not scare fish when it hits the water is how easy it is to adjust various depths...we recommend you should be constantly adjusting to find the most effective depth for catching fish.
Q: Why do the indicators come with extra pucks? / What do you mean they can be adapted to any water type?
A: A benefit of GHOSTech Strike indicators is that you can adapt our indicator to various types of water conditions. If you are fishing light weight in small native streams you can use just one air puck. Going to medium to small rivers with a bit more weight add a second puck. Larger streams or rivers add three(3) or more. Additionally our indicators have been created in the most durable manor though we know through extensive use they can become worn due to excessive or improper use (we want to take care of our clients so we throw in two(2)extras just in case).
We as anglers always strive to create products that we ourselves wished existed on the market; bottom line we do it for you. During the creation process we realized that there is a need for adaptability while fishing, and frankly we were getting sick and tired of having to buy three(3) different packs of indicator sizes for the same body of water. So me made sure our indicators could adapt to your needs as anglers.
Q: What sized line and tippet can be used with your indicator fastener?
A: If you look at the diagram above about how they indicators attach that is 60 LBS mono (so really darn thick) and we have frequently tested and used all the way down to 7x tippet material.
Largest 60LBS Mono
Q: How thick are they?
A: Depth / Thickness - less than 1/8" (per puck) so one puck is 1/8" - with second puck it is about a 1/4" and obviously with three it is 3/8"
- The flat profile helps to reduce air resistance and allows the fly line to maintain being the weight that casts your line with limited drag through the air to maintain a fly lines natural casting attributes .
Q: What is the diameter of the puck?
A: The Diameter of the air pucks are less than 1" - This flat profile we have found creates a more natural drift as the indicator is not influenced by top water current as drastically and does not allow wind to take indicators off course as the low profile prevents wind from catching the indicator during the drift. Additionally we have found that our design allows better visibility by an angler and zero impact to fish sensing the indicators - we even conducted under water views and it looks like a leaf floating down the water and have out performed other indicators on the water for effective hookups.