This is yet another bargain saving post by old s.c.k. I am sure alot of you use bobber stops for your bluegill fishing, and I also use them to secure my swivel on my main line for flathead fishing. Buying these can be a pain and ends up being costly. Have the time I buy some, only to find out my beads are to large for the knot and slides right over them. Tip: buy some orange/flour. twine from your local hobby store along with a box of thin straws( a little larger than coffee stirrs). For a total of about 3.00 you can now make about 4,000 bobber stops!!. The tricky part is duplicating the knot that they put on them. I will try to explain but, posting pics will better help. Basically you will want to cut a 5" piece of twine and line it parrelel with the straw. With your thumb hold the far left end of the twine against the straw. Next loop the twine around the straw four times, take the far right end and begin threading it through the loops, starting at your far left. Once you have threaded them pull both ends tight on the straw and it will form the noose looking knot on the straw. Cut a 1/2" piece of straw of with the knot and you have a bobber stop!!. I will post pics asap, as I am at work right now.