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Problem with Bobber 1 month 6 days ago #1


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Today I used a bobber like this:



I pulled up the spring, put the line in the slot (winding it around twice), and released the spring.

The bobber came loose several times (once when setting the hook, once when casting. Anyone had that problem?

Thanks.
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Problem with Bobber 1 month 4 days ago #2


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I usually just clip it on the line when I use that type of bobber. I don't wrap it around any. Maybe you're introducing too much slack or something??? Try just clipping it on. I don't use those anymore, I started using a slip bobber and haven't wanted to use anything else as a bobber since.
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Problem with Bobber 1 month 3 days ago #3


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I never liked those either. I use the weighted corks from bream fishing & anything else I use a slip cork.
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Problem with Bobber 1 month 2 days ago #4


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Thanks. I think the problem is that the bottom part of the sprint is open,



so that with tension, the spring slips up and the line works its way into the spring. I'll try fixing that. Or I'll go to slip bobbers.

I usually use these:



but I wanted to try a bigger one with more visibility.
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Problem with Bobber 1 month 2 days ago #5


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I've tried those spring type floats in the past. If you are just catching and targeting pan fish those are just OK. I used those right up until I hooked into a nice sized northern pike on that rig and the spring cut into the line and caused a week point and I lost the fish. Never used after that.

The not so new, European style slip floats by Phil Thill replaced everything in the box for floats. Check out this YT vid on how to rig one. Notice that the line isn't pinched or weakened in any way. This is the real deal:

Many go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish that they are after. Henry David Thoreau
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Problem with Bobber 3 weeks 6 days ago #6


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