Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

I have been having trouble locating some of my favorite quill bobbers: natural quills, wire loop at the bottom, small rubber band around the middle of the quill. Does anyone have any good sources for these?

Views: 5122

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Are you saying that waiting until the bobber goes under is too late? I should set the hook when it starts rocking? No, I didn't catch anything but one sick fish. Lots of nibbles, that's why I'm asking if I'm waiting too long
You just have to learn on your own. I've only been doing the LOFR LICK test for a year or so. Most of the time I still get a solid bite and let it go under. But sometimes they just suck it in an hold it there. The only way you know is the tip does something unusual. Set the hook and get ready to duck the hook and sinker if nothing was there. Sometimes they are, sometimes they ain't.
Thanks John.

You can find them in both 8-10" and 6 to 8" sizes at inkminers.com online.  Tight Lines!

BBG member bob garner has been making a few lately and selling them. Im sure he could proably help you

I bought some from Bob Garner, and they worked great. I used a o ring on mine to secure on the opposite end from the wire loop that it comes with. Very sensitive, and a blast to fish with!

They are effective.  We used them up here in the Catskills for trout fishing.  Aside from being super sensitive, there's just about zero resistance when a trout takes them under, which means fewer missed fish.  I started making them when I couldn't locate them any longer in the tackle catalogs.  I think the last place I found them was the old netcraft catalog.  They're plenty durable.  I had a couple from Gramp's old tackle box that may well have been older than I was!

    Please excuse me for recycling some of my old photos but I have one to show you just how sensitive  porcupine quills are , and yes I did throw it back  cause it wasn't the smallist that I have seen on here ,Greg Mc Williams holds that Title.  Remember this is an 8 1/4 inch quill .    LOFR

RSS

Latest Activity

John Sheehan commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"Yea Man !Wind can be a bane when trying to land Fish. Many good ones get knocked off at the end of…"
7 hours ago
Mikey-D commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"Thanks fellas it was tough fishing a little windy here to lost something big at the boat pulled the…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"Looks like a nice sow!"
Monday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"Very nice fish Mike…..wanted to try this morning but woke up to 25 mph gusts from the north,…"
Monday
John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Record Kansas Crappie
"I wonder if Fish every ingest Ball bearings found in the water . From the first story I posted the…"
Sunday
tracy willis commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"very nice fish."
Sunday
tracy willis replied to John Sheehan's discussion Record Kansas Crappie
"yeah i was confused by the story when it came out and was trying to figure out how someone could…"
Sunday
John Sheehan commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"Good looking Slabs!"
Saturday
John Sheehan commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"Excellent February 42 degree WT catches! Thataway Mikey -D! Nice to see this. I got the Cabin Fever…"
Saturday
Mikey-D posted photos
Saturday
John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Record Kansas Crappie
"Really!Thanks for the response Tracy. It's funny to joke about stuff like that but to actually…"
Saturday
tracy willis replied to John Sheehan's discussion Record Kansas Crappie
"someone turned him in.  it first weighed 3.7 pounds then magically it weighed 4.07 pounds at a…"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

17" White Catfish

"Tongue the size of my palm."
Feb 14
John Sheehan posted a discussion

Record Kansas Crappie

Anyone know personal specifics about this?…See More
Feb 9
John Sheehan commented on Troy Dorman's photo
Thumbnail

1000003213

"Sweet ,.Troy!"
Feb 4
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

icepic2

""crazy Weather ". Indeed Jeffrey! We enjoyed the Day although it wasnt productive Fish…"
Feb 4
Troy Dorman posted photos
Feb 3
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

icepic2

"Glad you guys got an ice fishing trip in the books John….crazy weather this winter…."
Feb 3
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Troy Dorman's photo
Thumbnail

1000003208

"Nice crappie Troy…….hope you have a great fishing year!"
Feb 3
John Sheehan commented on Troy Dorman's photo
Thumbnail

1000003208

"Nice a Crappie from shore!"
Feb 3

© 2024   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service