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Old 10-30-2007, 04:44 AM
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Ear plugs, the foam ones, I use them at my job and putting one in my ear I thought...wait...they float...they are a bright color...and cheap...I get them for free....What do you all think???
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I would think the orange one's shaped like, well Pac-Man's enemies would work well. I'm pretty sure they are closed-cell foam and this wouldn't absorb water. The cylindrical yellow ones I've seen appear to be open cell foam and would get water-logged and heavy as the day went on.
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Great Idea for nymphing! I'll try it. Now I've got a use for the used fluorescent red/yellow plugs I use for shooting.
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try it and let us kno. how will you attach it to your leader?
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try it and let us kno. how will you attach it to your leader?
Punch a hole in the middle or lengthwise and thread your leader. The self sealing nature of earplugs will tighten around the leader.
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I'm thinking those would work well with knotted leaders. Maybe thread them on where the knot can hold the plug in place.
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I'm thinking those would work well with knotted leaders. Maybe thread them on where the knot can hold the plug in place.
They work. Use a slip knot & put one in the loop & snug it tight
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