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Last year (2009)was the first year slip floating for me and found it to be very effective.Would like folks that are into this kind of fishing to post photos of gear and tips on the best rods ,reels ,bait and terminal tackle to use.

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Slip Floating Trying to get it Right

5.5" Gill slip floated ,produces 19" BassChannel Cat took a Marabou/Mealworm  Jig at 5' under a float

 22" White Sucker took Crawler piece on a Yellow 16th oz Marabou Jig. Pear shape Balsa float pictured behind me.

 

Eagle Claw Pencil float...needs a bead so as not to split  the stem at the base after constant banging against the jig head after casting .

 

Presentations that are working : AFTER  CASTING  AND LETTING FLOAT  SETTLE :1) SLOW STEADY RETRIEVE  2) POP FLOAT ONCE OR TWICE , WAIT 3) SLOW 6" SWEEP FORWARD WITH ROD TIP,LET FLOAT SETTLE AGAIN

Thills:

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/april-7-thillsf-jigs?context=album&...

Betts:

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/april21fromshorenobait11-3?context=alb...

Goldeneye:

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/slip-float-rod?context=album&album...

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SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SLIP BOBBER RIGS FOR B'GILL 50 Replies

Here's mine for open water season 2015I just wanted to share…Continue

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Fixed Float 25 Replies

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Slip Floating... Without the Stop Knot... 15 Replies

 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…Continue

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Comment by John Sheehan on November 15, 2014 at 12:52pm

water temp down to 46 degrees ,caught fish  with the 3" weighted float which got out to the fish nicely from shore on a short rod ,but the drop of 2-4 degrees in water temp means I should be balancing a different float.Some misses and half hearted takes today .

Comment by John Sheehan on November 15, 2014 at 8:54am

yup the shallow socket ,thanks Dave

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on November 15, 2014 at 7:30am
Just make sure the brass spring loop is well seated in the socket and you should have no problems.
Comment by John Sheehan on November 15, 2014 at 7:03am

I must be careless lol

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on November 14, 2014 at 5:21pm
PS. Because they are sizeable and weighty, you DO need something stout as a stop below the float.
A small swivel or snap is a good choice.
Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on November 14, 2014 at 4:16pm
Hmmmm, I reckon
There's a little socket into which the spring loop seats when configured as a slip float. I've been known to expand it a teeny bit with a drill, but it's not usually needed.
I've never had one come loose and go flyin' off, anyway.
Comment by John Sheehan on November 14, 2014 at 3:57pm

they can fly off easily if configured as a slip float , is what I'm getting at .

Comment by John Sheehan on November 14, 2014 at 3:54pm

Well yes but as a slip float ,unless lobbed , they can land in A tree and be irretrievable , NO?

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on November 14, 2014 at 3:31pm
Here in SC, those are as common as fleas on a dog.
Probably the most popular float in the South.
Cool thing about them, they can used as a fixed OR slip float
Comment by John Sheehan on November 14, 2014 at 1:12pm

Yesterday ,I used this float with a 32nd oz Jig /tipped with crawler piece and caught 20 fish , 5 species. .It worked decently in 50-48 degree water . It casted nicely and casted  the light jig 3x as far .It's a 3"  weighted fixed foam cigar float.

 
 
 

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