Bobbers aren’t just for kids. Adding a slip bobber to your arsenal can expand your opportunities, allow you to present bait more naturally, and help avoid untimely snags. Once you know how to rig a slip bobber and know how to use it, you will, without a doubt, fill your creel while others go home empty-handed.
Having a bobber allows you to keep your bait off the bottom and in the strike zone. It will also help avoid snags, a common problem when using other rigs such as the fish finder or high-low. Slip bobbers offer a more natural presentation by allowing the bait to drift past ambushing gamefish. Rather than having it sit in one place hoping fish find it.
But you can’t use just any bobber. A fixed bobber offers more limitations than assistance. They are nearly impossible to accurately cast unless the bobber is secured very close to the bait. If the bait is fixed close to the cork, you are limited and will be fishing very shallow. Fixed corks have their place, but the slip bobber rig is much more convenient.
The slip bobber addresses all these problems and more. Because the entire rig compresses when casting, you will be able to achieve longer, more accurate placement. A simple adjustment of the stopper allows you to fish very shallow, inches off the bottom, or anywhere in between. Plus, a slip bobber can be rigged for almost any species, including trout, catfish, or even tarpon.
Rigging a slip bobber is not difficult at all. Anyone can do it with minimum supplies and be ready to go in minutes.
What you will need:
There you have it; your slip bobber is ready to go. Add a hook and your favorite bait, and you will be catching fish in no time.
Before you run out and start tossing your slip bobber in any puddle, you can find there are a few tips that will help you achieve success.
Check out this video on how to rig a slip bobber or float rig:
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