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 I have fished a slip float for as long as I can remember but the other day I was fishing in about 20 feet of water and had run out of 'Bobber Stops'. I could have tied one of my own but couldn't be bothered. So just for the heck of it, I kept my set up the same and tried fishing without the bobber stop.

I would cast out and let my weight (two BB sized shot set about 6 inches above the hook) hit bottom. The float would rise to the surface and lay flat. I slowly tightened my line so I could barely feel the weight and the float would cock at about a 45 degree angle. The results were simply amazing, I could see the slightest tap. 

Try it... Worked great for me...

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You tubed float ledgering (thanks Johnny)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKyUeCuPDd4

This sounds good for Perch !

Is that what you were catching ?

I just saw this reading a newer post. I do this a lot and have for years. The newer lines are making it harder though. Good old coiling mono works best because it offers some resistance going through the bobber and falls slower. With the newer lines I find I have to go with really light jigs.

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