Why use plastic beads on rigs?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by alpal16, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. alpal16

    alpal16 New Member

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    I have noticed that people have recommended putting those little plastic beads on rig setups and was wondering what purpose they serve. Do they at all attract fish or are they just to protect the knots?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I use them to keep the sinker from hitting the knot, just in case a sinker might have a sharp edge on it from the casting...:big_smile:
     

  3. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    I use the 4 the same reason mike does.
     
  4. jerryb

    jerryb New Member

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    Just a reminder.. when using the beads, make sure you use 'em with big enough holes for your knot to slide into - otherwise, they're not protecting anything and are doing the same damage to your knot as having a sinker (or whatever) banging into it...
     
  5. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I just thought they had stock in a bead manufacturing company. LOL. Check the arts and crafts section out at walmarts. Get three times as many beads for the same price, they just may not look as pretty.
     
  6. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    I don't use beads. As they 2 can cut the knot.
    But I use small piece's of tubing from the craft section at Wal-Mart. The ones I have also glow in the dark. And are soft. so they will not cut the knot.
    Pete
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    And it works just fine.:cool2: