Making bobbers

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by bluesbrother, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    any one make there own bobers?
     
  2. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Bobbers are so cheap that I would be wasting my time making them. Much easier to pick up a pack at Wal-Mart while buying groceries.
     

  3. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Yeah, I have never heard of anyone making thier own bobbers, best thing to do is buy them.
     
  4. mlohre

    mlohre New Member

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    NO, but i would think it would be easy to make. Using balsa wood and a small wood lathy to make the shape.
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    not big one's. As a young boy I would collect turkey feathers, remove everything but the quill add a O-screw to them and a little hot glue. Worked like a charm for bream.
     
  6. MississippiJugHead

    MississippiJugHead New Member

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    I think you will find a few who make their own extra large size bobbers. I saw one guy's post and his were made from noodles and were about a foot long. He did not buy them in any store.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I think its best just to buy em, they are so cheap anyone can afford them.
     
  8. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I made my own out of noodles just because I like doing it, I have also made my own minnow trap and rod holders, etc etc.
     
  9. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Here is a link to Maine Wolf products, they sell bobbers. I strongly reccomend them, they work great at a great price. Also a BOC sponser, got to support the ones that support us.

    http://www.akwolf.com/MainWolf/katbob.htm
     
  10. IL_CATFISH

    IL_CATFISH New Member

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    check this out. Its Doc's (Doctor) website. The guys has all kinds of awesome stuff on there. This is a real easy and cheap way to make your own bobbers. Made some last night and I am very happy with them. I made them just a little bit smaller than he did since i'm just using them on the lake. Good luck.


    http://www.hookedoncatfish.com/Bobbers.html
     
  11. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    balloones make great bobbers a pack of them are about a buck. about the same for regular bobbers
     
  12. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    Well you asked for it!!! This is a 24 oz soda bottle that is rigged with weight and wire to work just like most slip bobbers. In the center is a straw glued into the lid that holds a 2" chem glow stick.
     

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  13. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    kool just what i was wanting thanks brother
     
  14. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    yeah i make my own bobbers out of noodles only b/c it is fun!