Gardner Bug Indicators

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Grouped product items
Model Item
BUG1O Colour: Orange, Size: Micro, Size: 22mm
BUG1 Colour: White, Size: Micro
BUG1R Colour: Red, Size: Micro, Size: 22mm
BUG1G Colour: Green, Size: Micro, Size: 22mm
BUG1C Colour: Carbon, Size: Micro, Size: 22mm
BUG1BU Colour: Blue, Size: Micro, Size: 22mm
BUG2 Colour: White, Size: Mini
BUG2R Colour: Red, Size: Mini
BUG2P Colour: Purple, Size: Mini, Size: 36mm
BUG2O Colour: Orange, Size: Mini, Size: 36mm

Key Features

  • Weights include head, body and cord/chain
  • Dual position precision line clip moulded in reinforced nylon will not damage your line
  • Extended antennae will grip line, allowing to fish slack lines &avoid wind bleeps
  • Tight lines with or without back leads can be fished as normal. Simply pass line through the clip for a running bobbin
  • Supplied with New 15cm Anti-Rust Ball Chain
  • Quick &easy to convert, just screw the parts together in seconds
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Gardner Bug Indicators, 

Gardner’s Bug Indicators are the most versatile indicator system on the market today and they are a real modern classic of the carp fishing industry. No matter where in the country you fish, you’re almost guaranteed to find at least one angler on your venue setup with a set of these unique little indicators and their innovative design really did pave the way for the new indicators you see from all the big name brands today. You can’t beat the original, though, and these Bug Indicators remain some for the finest indicators to have ever been manufactured. Reliable and versatile, no matter your setup, you’ll always have the perfect indicator for your needs with the Gardner setup.

With this system, you’re able to fish with tight-lines, slack-lines, or anything in between. This is thanks to the brands’ dual position precision line clip, which either keeps the line clipped up and free running or trapped in position – depending on your needs on the bank. This trapped position, in particular, is highly effective if you’re fishing with a sensitive setup and you want to clearly see each and every indication on your bite alarm. It is also ideal for use if you get a drop back, as it retains the indicator’s position on the line for ultra-clear readings no matter which way your carp runs. The antennae on the Gardner Bug Indicators are not only the feature which gives the indicators their iconic name but they are also the feature that provides the indicators with their famous versatility. When you’re fishing with a slack line, these clips grab hold of the line to avoid accidental wind bleeps – perfect for fishing on an inclement day when you want precise readings time after time. Whether you’re fishing with a running setup or a trapped one, these Gardner Bug Indicators provide you with faultless indication time after time.

The Bug Indicators are available in a huge variety of sizes and weights. The smallest available are the micro bugs. These are 22mm and are thin in their build. The white coloured indicator is 8gs and the coloured plastic indicators are a mere 6g. These are prefect for when you’re fishing in low winds or on calm days, when you have a lightweight setup and you want extreme accuracy in your readings. The next size up is the mini bug. This is slightly larger, at 36mm, but it offers the same thin build. The white bug in this size is 10g and the coloured bugs are 8g. This is perfect for when there is a little more wind in the air, you’re fishing a running water, or you want to be certain of a take before you respond. All the weights listed include the weight of the bobbin, the head, and the cord or chain (as relevant). This ensures that you’re getting the weight of bobbin that you require for your needs. All of the elements of the Gardner Bug Indicators are completely interchangeable too, simply screw the parts together in seconds for speedy on-bank conversion when you need it the most.

Finally, the Gardner Bug Indicators are available in a huge variety of colours. This includes the heavier white colour, for faultless indication time after time, as well as a variety of translucent plastics to perfectly complement your setup. You can see that the indicators also contain recesses for isotopes, too, giving you fantastic low-light level indication, too. This makes the Gardner Bugs perfect for all your overnight carp fishing sessions. If you’re looking for the original high quality indicator then you have come to the right place – the Gardner Bug Indicators are ideal for your needs.


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