The design of the Merlin came about totally by chance while messing around designing various options for a Drop-Off Indicator for Pike Anglers, turned out to be probably one of the best Indicators I’ve ever designed! The action of it can only be described as “Fluid” with the Stainless Steel Chord being extremely flexible and only adds a very slight bit of tension on the line once set in the ideal "U" shape. Once set it this position it become practically totally windproof, you don't get all the annoying false bleeps as primitive Chain/Chord type indictors constantly suffer from.
Can be fitted with any Mag Head from the huge range, but I’ve found the 32mm x ½” size to be the ideal size for the Merlin
Complete Unit = £16.50 each + Postage
Merlin Stainless Flexi Chord Only = £6.00 each + Postage
Solid Carbon Rods
Spring Steel Wire
Quiver Tip Blanks
Etc... There are just so many options available, and most cost just a few pence to make, hence there’s no point in me trying to provide a range of Tension Rods when it’s so cheap to make a DIY set yourself
Tip: "The No Mercy Method", for fishing at long range and for fish that are used to getting away with it - a well set Scorpion with a strong Tension Rod inserted that's matched up to the Leads weight in such a way that the Lead only just holds position, is a ruthless, highly efficient way of putting fish on the bank. When I say "Strong Tension" I mean the Rod tips bending down towards the water, the line so tight you could play tunes on it, something having to be positioned were the Scorpion's going to fly backwards to stop the Head getting smashed up! This method is what I originally used to stop the Carp even getting chance to even think of heading into the safety of the Jetty, when set just right once the bait is picked up causing even the slightest movement will dislodge the Lead, which then comes flying back towards you and self hooks the fish as fast as a Mouse Trap!
Solid Carbon Tension Rod that fits into the Scorpion's hollow Stainless Steel Flexible Arm
Scorpions can be fitted with any size/type Mag Heads, but the ideal size in order to cope with the tension are 32x15mm or 32x20mm HS Mag Heads
Complete Unit = £17.50 each + Postage
Scorpion Flexi Arm Only = £7.50 each + Postage
The Banshee was the 2nd Indicator I designed (The Scorpion being the first) way back in 2003
The woven 316 Stainless Steel Chord has proved to be faultless, with the Stainless Steel Chord being semi-rigid it only adds a very slight bit of tension on the line once set in the ideal "U" shape. Once set it this position it become practically totally windproof, you don't get all the annoying false bleeps as primitive Chain/Chord type indictors constantly suffer from.
Made in two standard versions with 6” or 9” long Chords, and fitted with any version of the Mag Head range
Complete Unit = £16.50 + Postage
Banshee Chords Only
The Banshee Chords are also available separately in both 6” and 9” lengths. Can be fitted with the standard 2BA threaded Barrel fitting at one and MPS Quick release Stem fitting the other, OR with 2BA threaded Barrel fittings at each end.
Chord Only = £6.00 each + Postage
The Hawk Hanger is a Chain style Indicator with options of 2”, 4”, 6” or 8” long Chains fitted as standard
The Stainless Steel Chain used is welded link construction – impossible for one of these to snap or for a link open up, as the more commonly used cheap chain is prone for doing
Can be fitted with any version in the Mag Head range.
Hawk Chains Only
The Hawk Chains are also available separately in 2”, 4”, 6” & 8” lengths as standard, can be fitted with the standard 2BA threaded Barrel fitting at one and MPS Quick release Stem fitting the other, OR with 2BA threaded Barrel fittings at each end
Chain Only = £6.00 each + Postage
As the name suggests – this very supple smooth Chain is made from Solid Sterling Silver, it was with great regret I had to stop making these a few years ago when the cost of Silver went through the roof! Obviously material cost is still a limiting fact - hence it’s only viable to make them with 5” Chains (Raw Chain length)
The ideally size of Mag Head to fit is either the 32x10mm or 32mm x ½” sizes
Complete Sterling Hanger = £18.50 each + Postage
Sterling Silver Chain only = £8.50 each + Postage
Universal Fit Bob-Weights
These Slide on Bob weights are now in two sizes 24 gram & 10 gram in solid Stainless Steel, designed to be a universal fit onto all Flexible Arm type MPS Indicators and Twitchers.
24 gram & 10 gram weight versions
Price £1.75 each + Postage
This range of Warlocks has taken many years of testing & messing around to develop, to provide a range to suit anyone’s requirements. All four versions were designed from scratch to utilise the new unique way of adding-subtracting weight. Fully self aligning, via the 360degree Quick Release Stem fitting - normally a real pain to achieve with Arm Indicators. The twin precision made Pivoting Joints, allowing for a smooth precise movement in either direction, adding weight is via fitment of 2 gram Shims directly were they have the most effect – in exactly the same axis as the Mag Heads pivot point, in this position only slight amounts of added weight are required to have a very noticeable effect. Warlocks can be fitted with any of the Mag Head range, but the 32mm x 1/2" seems to be the ideal size to fit.
You also have the option of Solid Carbon or Solid Titanium Shafts fitted
The Straight Arm Warlock versions are made as standard in three sizes
(Distance between pivot points)
4" Short 7" Medium 11" Long
The “Rotary” Warlock is a bit special (And probably my favourite Indicator of them all) The shaped solid Titanium Shaft was purposely designed to force the line to make as much contact with the Alarms Roller or Sensor as possible.
All modern Bite Alarms rely on one thing to work - the transfer of the movement of the line via friction, be it to move a revolving Roller or to rub against a Sensor, without this transfer of movement you might as well not bother turning your Alarms on! "More surface contact = more friction = best possible transfer of movement", especially when water, frost and Ice is thrown into the equation, it's no coincidence that I use a set of Rotary's for all my Pike fishing in winter.
For those who do a bit of Slackline fishing, Rotary Warlocks work a treat, as the twin pivots allow you to set the arm weightless in numerous ways
Complete Warlock Indicator (Any Version)
£20.00 each + Postage
Warlock Arm only (Any Version)
Any version = £12.00 each + Postage