snap on bobber

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by trctrdr, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. trctrdr

    trctrdr New Member

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    I really don't like bobbers with the spring on the end, always getting tangled. Does anyone know where to get the good old bobbers with the snap on line connector, you know the long slender ones with a stem on both ends? Where did they all go?
     
  2. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    i get the red and white foam ones and cut up the side so i can just slide it on my line cause sometimes it needs to come off
     

  3. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I had one a long time ago, but its gone now, I would figure ya could use a round one, or a slip bobber tho. Haven't seen any of the old style in a long time.
     
  4. trctrdr

    trctrdr New Member

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    I used to have about a dozen of them, now I'm down to just one. Used to be able to buy them anywhere, several differant brands, now I can't find them anywhere.
     
  5. Fl.catman

    Fl.catman New Member

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    Try running a search for them on ebay,check every few days and you should be able to find some.
     
  6. trctrdr

    trctrdr New Member

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    I did find a company called Betts Billy boy bobbers that shows them, I will call them later today and see where to buy them.
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Haven't seen any of the old style in a long time.
     
  8. moondog58

    moondog58 New Member

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    As a kid and most of my life I used the red and white round clip on bobbers. Had some small round cork bobbers, which I can't find any more, but Wal-Mart has the red and white clip on.

    I just started using the ones that have a long stem on the top and bottem. They have a spring on them, no trouble so far.

    I made some bobbers for the kids out of wine corks, drilled a whole right down through the center and stuck a tooth pick in it. Works like a charm.
     
  9. bigblaze

    bigblaze New Member

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    hey fellas..my friend uses this float and swears by it...I started using it and my bream catch has inproved 10 fold...it is called the thill mini shy bite...


    the float is in line and has no drag on it whatsoever..the float uses 2 silicone sleeves, one on either side so it does not pinch you line like the spring types


    here is a link...

    size 3 1/8 works for me

    http://www.cabelas.com/p-0011798319433a.shtml
     
  10. James Bentley

    James Bentley New Member

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  11. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    ive recently started usin the slip rig system. i love it cuz i can get down to 15 foot no problem. i used to hate to try that with a regular bobber.