Do you love big bluegill?
I'd like to make some bobbers for casting with my fly rod for gills, crappies, etc., panfish. Will dowel wood bobbers work? If so I need t know the size, weight, diameter length etc. of dowels I will need and how to turn them into bobbers. I guess the 2-part video by Damon on making dowel bobbers will suffice.
A question, then, that I hope is not too dumb. So, the mono goes through the loop on the bottom and hangs at a right angle to the water bed with a hook at the end and a shot to keep it down? This is a type of fixed float of is it a kind of slip bobber?
Thanks, David. It makes it real clear. The only bobbers I ever used were those round red and white ones. We used to wind the mono around the hook that pushed through the top on a spring, and gave it a cast.
So from the top; knot, bead, float, shot and hook at the bottom.
So on the quill float, the gum band keeps the line to the quill making it more aerodynamic (less wind resistant).
BRUCE;; IT KEEPS THE LINE TIGHT AGAINST THE QUILL; SO IT DOESNT SLIP ANY... OTHER WISE; IT WOULD SLIP UP AND DOWN CONSTANTLY.... SOME GUYS; USED BREAD TIES;; NOT REAL GOOD; THOSE THINGS SLIPPED LIKE CRAZY;; AND SOME;; USED ( O ) RINGS;; A LOT BETTER THAN BREAD TIES FOR SURE;; BUT THE RUBBER GUM BANDS; I FOUND SO FAR ARE THE BEST TO USE.. I GET THE ; REPLACEMENT RUBBERBANDS; FOR SLING SHOTS; CUT IN 1/2 INCH WIDTHS;; WORKS GREAT !!
I build rods and I have 2 different size pieces of tubing I cut into small o-rings to hold the guide feet on temporarily until I wrap them. That might work.