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 Any one remember the feature in the old Field and Stream Magazines called 'Tap's Tips'? I always read those .Here's a place to add your resourceful tips . A few Float Fishing Tips I've come up with : Save the hook guard tubes  from Storm Swimbaits and cut them into several pieces to use as spare fixed float line cinchers .Also use the rubber ends of Bungee cord clips ,you'll have to cut off the closed end but they fit tightly over some floats as do the guards . Another in a pinch float cincher ;cut a small tube bait and use the tip/mid section .

 Jig Heads that have rusted hooks still have a use .Bust off the hook and discard and use the head for a pounding  or drop shot weight below a new hook baited with what the fish are hitting .

 Those rubber football float stops have other uses besides float stops .I've used them to block beads and spinners on clevis's from sliding  on the line when casting  and you can slide them around into place any distance you  want from the hook or lure .They also work out coils in line when you slide them around .

  Found a wine cork sliced with a Filet knife makes for a good line coil straightener.

Need a Strike indicator for an ice fishing rod ?Ball end light gauge Acoustic Guitar A string attached with electrical tape works a charm !

 

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Cool.
I use O-rings, because I get them by the handfuls.

PS I also love the little 'tips and hints' section of the magazines. Some of the most useful stuff you'll find, since they are not sponsor paid.

I can see cutting those O rings and making a slip/float  knot but how does it work as a float cincher. What ya gotta wrap it a few times?...I just though of another in a pinch float cincher ,cut a small tube bait and use the tip/mid section .

Small orings. Like 1/4" small, etc.

they fit over floats ends?

Over quills and those floats with flagging stems.

Just added this tip Dave:

Jig Heads that have rusted hooks still have a use .Bust off the hook and discard and use the head for a pounding  or drop shot weight below a new hook baited with what the fish are hitting .

Yep done this with lead heads. Got a couple in my box, right now.

gonna have to be more clever  to impress you David LOL

for drop shot ... great idea

as well as pounding ice fishing weight....you came to mind Ken as I was typing "drop shot'

Pounding?

yes an ice fishing technique ;a light jig above a pounding weight that kicks up debris and hopes to create a curiosity from fish and call them from a distance http://bigbluegill.com/photo/ice-lures-2?context=album&albumId=...

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