UKcarp magazine 44 JanUary 3rd 2012indicationI had to fish with tighter lines than normal, and so I used slightly heavier bobbins. With these two slight alterations my rigs were soon in place and my battered and dirty Line Biters were swinging gently in the breeze. It was almost hypnotic watching these little orange teardrops - that was until the left-hand one bounced a couple of times, then shot up and the line held tight. I struck and the rod hooped over - fish on!Now I don't know if this would have developed into a normal take, but the Line Biter had given me a massive visual indication, enough for me to strike. The bobbin and alarm hadn't given any sign of this pick-up. That trip was a success, and it was a guy pleasure fishing next to me who actually put everything into perspective. He'd come round for a chat after I'd banked a couple of fish, and had noticed straight away that I was doing something different. After I explained what I was up to, he laughed and said, "Oh, just like swingtipping."Thing is, he was exactly right. My Line Biter was acting just like that old-school bite indicator, the swingtip. I well "It was almost hypnotic watching these little orange teardrops - that was until the left-hand Line Biter shot up and the line held tight"During the fight the Line Biter slides down the line just like a backlead.A running rig can often help with bite indication in the cold.