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Old 05-25-2020, 08:49 PM
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Which is the best bobber stop to use when casting a slip bobber set up into deep water. Something that doesnít catch or grab on your rod guides on the cast. Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:56 PM
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I use the smallest rubber one that will hold on the line. I also usually just leave them on and slide them down when I'm using a regular lure.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:06 PM
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Iím interested in this as well. I find they catch on the guides or my reel bail. I end up going through at least a couple each time I fish.


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Old 05-25-2020, 09:10 PM
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I've had very good success using the bobber stops from VMC when I'm using gear for Salmon and Bass fishing. They're a little more expensive, but they have a taper at both ends that isn't too noticeable going through my rod's guides.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:27 PM
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I use a very small swivel. Still not the greatest when trying a long cast but it works. I don't tie a knot I just thread it thru the top and bottom eyelet and it binds up enough to grip the line. I pinch the eyelet on the swivel a bit. Better than a bead. I've broke off some big fish with the bead setup.
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Iíve caught thousands of ĎEyes on a slip bobber. I have never had issues with the small beads and knot. The bead will very rarely go past the rod guides. The knot provides very little to no drag while casting and absolutely zero breakage over the years Iíve been fishing with them. Works for me.
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:38 PM
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I prefer slip bobber knots tied on straws (use uni knot).

Easy to tie can re-tighten if necessary.

Have tried all the plastic ones and dont care for any of them.

Use with small bead and swivel. Prefer mono for this task as main line.

Also found spiderwire fusion was the best superline for slip bobber fishing (have some that I hoarded before it was discontinued.)
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:44 AM
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Should have added I use mono. And yes, breaks right at the bead.
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:53 AM
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use the ones wrapped around the tube they are my fav they
come with the proper size beads too and don't slip like the rubber ones
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:19 AM
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I like the pre-tied ones on those hollow straws and they are multicolored pink, yellow, orange. Make sure you use the beads. The least likely bobber stop to snag on your rungs for sure.

Not sure about really heavy weight in deep water, but i think should be ok. If your hook is your weight then you obviously will know if your hook is on the bottom or not depending what your bobber is doing. May also be worth thinking about a rig that could cover water a bit better and keep you a consistent distance off the bottom - forgot the name but something with the weight on the bottom and your hook above at whatever distance you want. Not a pickeral rig with the loose ends hanging off like a disastor waiting to happen. I think its a bass/crappie set up but should work good on wally too.

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Old 05-26-2020, 06:59 PM
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Thanks for all the great tips guys! Cheers!
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:41 AM
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I like these rubber stops:

https://thefishinhole.com/index.cfm?...PS%2F&se=20459
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:02 PM
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Iíve used the rubber ones and the string type ones extensively and like them both. When using the string ones I will trim the tag ends down some after tying and when I use the rubber ones I most often put 2 of them on them on my line to help avoid slippage
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:41 PM
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Iíve caught thousands of ĎEyes on a slip bobber. I have never had issues with the small beads and knot. The bead will very rarely go past the rod guides. The knot provides very little to no drag while casting and absolutely zero breakage over the years Iíve been fishing with them. Works for me.
This is my method as well. Tie a uni knot on your line, next run a bead and then the bobber. Make sure your weight is fixed, not sliding, sliding weights seem to move the bobber stop around on the cast.

Realy big baits, big bobbers, and heavy weights will cause a regular uni knot to move around... in this case make a wrap or two around your mainline before you tie the uni-knot. It wont be easy to reposition but it wont get moved around on a hard cast.
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:34 PM
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Also when you use a slip bobber.

Tie on the uni knot, small bead, then your float but also tie in a small swivel. Tie on a 2 or 3 ft(or less if you prefer) leader(slightly lighter wt or the same wt mono) then add your hook/jig. You can pinch on a split shot or 2 if needed(fishing deep might want more).

But the small swivel keeps you from having to chase your bobber if/when a pike bites you off. When I am slip bobber fishing for walleye I dont use very heavy line. 4 to 8 lb, normally 6 lb.
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Old 05-28-2020, 06:28 AM
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I just use common rubber bands. Choose the size you want. Stretch and tie a common knot and trim. Works for me.
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