"It’s my favorite indicator for spooky fish and technical water."
Marketing Director for ORVIS
Fly Rod & Reel magazine’s 2011 Angler of the Year
Author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide & nine others
Easy to Make and Remove
This innovative and patented tool system will allow you to easily make and remove strike indicators. In less than 10 seconds you can be fishing. You can adjust the depth of your nymph. If fish start rising you can remove the indicator within a couple seconds.
Catching Fish With the New Zealand Strike Indicator
Places the Nymph in Strike Zone
Adjust your indicator so that your nymph is presented exactly in the Trout’s Strike Zone. You can also trim your indicator to different sizes to match conditions.
Doesn’t Spook Trout
Wool Indicator Casts Like A Dry Fly and Lands Gently.
Use the optimal color indicator for the conditions
No Kinks. No Slip. No Kidding.
Land that Trophy of a lifetime!
"My Best Tool For Getting Clients Into Fish"
Tom Baltz - 35 Years Professional Guiding! Orvis Endorsed Guide - Pennslyvania, USA
Shows Even the Most Subtle Takes
“Hard” indicators don’t show these takes. New Zealand Wool Indicators are super sensitive and detect even the most subtle takes. Trout Spit Out An Artificial Nymph In a Micro Second
Wisdom of the Guides
“Quick and easy to attach and adjust on your leader - Is a dream to cast and knotless.”
Fly Fishing Guide / Writer
10 Years Professional Guiding
FFF Certified Casting Instructor
“I had given up yarn, because I hated its lack of adjustability. Now I can have the strike sensitivity of yarn with total adjustability.”
Orvis Endorsed Guide - 10 years
Smoky Mountain Gillies
“Sightfishing in clear water to nymphing trout requires the right fly and a natural presentation. We use 6x tippets and find that the New Zealand Strike Indicator enables a stealthy presentation and results in more hookups!”
Tucker and Jacquie Nelson
Nelson’s Spring Creek in Livingston, Montana
“This is one of the most innovative fly fishing products! The wool indicator casts like a dry fly with 14 to 16 foot leaders on my three weight and detects the most subtle takes.”
Ronnie "The Guide” Hall
20 Years Professional Guiding
Fishing Travel Advisor for Alaska, Brazil, Canada, Patagonia, Russia/Kamchatka, USA West, Mongolia
Our "Classic" Products
This innovative, patented tool is the easiest way to attach wool or yarn indicators to your line. Attach it, trim and adjust to optimal water depth and remove with no kink or damage to leader. Kit includes this unique tool, the world’s best indicator material and the specialized tubing to create the perfect indicator every time.
The ultimate material for indicators that floats high, is sensitive to the slightest strike, casts like a dry fly, lands without spooking fish. Trim it to any size needed. Specially sourced and dyed New Zealand wool is available in: Stealthy White, Hi-Vis Orange, Super Bright Florescent Green, and Black. Also available in a Mixed Wool Pack with all four colors.
Package includes 3 feet of perfect tubing to make indicators. Made of the highest quality material - it will not slip, yet moves to adjust every time. Sized to “fill” perfectly with ultimate wool indicator material. It is super tough and will not harm or burn your leader. Regular size for small to medium sized nymphs, X-Large for bigger nymphs.
Our New Products
Our New Zealand Four Color Wool Yarn Dispenser comes pre-loaded with 3 FEET of Lucious Lemon, Radioactive Orange, Pearly White and Fluorescent Green New Zealand Strike Indicator YARN for a total of 12 FEET – ready to fish. The dispenser’s design is easy to use on the stream, easy to store in pocket and easy to add more yarn.
Our New Zealand Wool Yarn is expertly spun to fit the New Zealand Strike Indicator System and then custom dyed with the best strike indicator colors. Use 1 strand for regular size tubing and 2 strands for X-Large size tubing. Each Spool Dispenser holds 3 feet of New Zealand Wool Yarn and is the perfect shape and size for using on the river.
Our Pre-Cut Sleeves and Vial comes with 200 Precision Pre-Cut 4mm sleeves - enough for many seasons. (That's over 31 inches of tubing sleeves!) The innovative design with with the hole in the vial cap makes adding sleeves quick and easy. The one minute video on the product page provides an expert tutorial.
Our Deluxe Combo Pack with Pre-Cut Sleeves and Yarn Spools provides our most advanced, specialized and convenient products. Our Pre-Cut Sleeves and Vial makes adding new sleeves to the tool quick and easy. Our Yarn Spools are the perfect shape and size for using on the river and contain 3 feet of custom dyed and spun New Zealand Strike Indicator Wool.
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Accessories We Recommend
These clamps are unparalleled. They trim your indicators perfectly - "nice and neat" and the matte black finish is paramount in keeping your presence stealthy. We like the indicators trimmed neatly as they cast better - show strikes better - float higher. The clamps also work great at mashing the barbs down and for releasing fish.
We have been using various zingers for four decades! These are our favorite! Great Design - Solid Materials - Quality Construction - Smooth Feel - 50 Pound Cord Strength - Your choice on how you want to attach - The "Snap Clip" is solid - The "Threaded Stud" will not pop off - Stainless steel components. Professional Grade! Quick Connect Split Ring allows quick and easy tool disconnection.
100% fine cutlery stainless. Razor sharp blades. Exceptional quality. Satin Black no-glare finish. Designed to work well when cutting tight to flies and snipping tag ends of tippet without cutting hackles or materials. All nippers are made from 420 J2 Japanese stainless steel.
This premium fly floatant is the world’s best. AQUEL is long lasting, silicon based and won’t melt when it’s hot or harden when it’s cold. While our New Zealand Wool floats better than any other we've used (including synthetics), it floats longer and higher when treated with AQUEL. This has long been our #1 dry fly floatant - keeps our wool dry and performing at its peak.
Small, light, sleek, compact - Clear lid for visible access to flies - Patent pending bi-directional slit insert - Holds up to 180 flies - Latch-less magnetic closure system - Long lasting durability - Durability tested - Extremely durable polycarbonate box - Double sided lanyard hook system - New hinge stop
Patent Pending Slit Silicone storage system anchors the flies unlike anything else - Holds flies tighter - Withstands extremes in temperatures - Light blue color for high contrast - Light, sleek, yet extremely durable polycarbonate box - Clear lid for visible access to flies - Off-set slit design comfortably holds 168 flies - Latch-less magnetic closure system - Long lasting strength - Durability tested
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