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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #20 on: Jan 17, 2008, 09:07 PM »
I fish solely with spring bobbers ;D  These are the most sensitiveway I can find to fish.  If there is a better way to catch finicky fish then I would like a personal lesson. ::)
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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #21 on: Jan 30, 2008, 02:03 PM »
The only rod I don't have a spring bobber on is my ice-blues 24" UL but that doesn't need one.
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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #22 on: Jan 31, 2008, 10:58 AM »
I've done something similar to icenutter's only I used a flyrod tip eye and notched out the tip to fit the rod and epoxyed it.

I also make my own spring bobbers outta piano wire and solder'em on. That's a little tricky unless you know a machinist!

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #23 on: Feb 13, 2008, 09:01 PM »
I received a St.Croix m lite as present and after using it this season if lost or broke I would pay for a new one I really like the way it works. Longer lite rods are a hassle in the wind.JMO.


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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #24 on: Feb 27, 2008, 07:26 PM »
 I use the frabil spring bobbers, and I use a darning needle to thread the line thru. Takes seconds to get it done, the needle eye is friggin' huge so I don't have to stab at it with the micro line.

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #25 on: Mar 02, 2008, 11:41 AM »
They are the best i was out yesterday and they where real lite biters so you had to look for the slightest monement in your sping bobber. With out it i would have caught anything. The only down side is that they freeze up easily.
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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #26 on: Mar 08, 2008, 07:39 AM »
Spring bobbers are the way to go,I like springs from Bic lighter but the Frabill popper and St.CROIX are good.They are a must on the light bite day's,when there pounding I use a couple different rods without springs,but I'm spoon fishing w/Frosty's or Forage minnows.

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #27 on: Dec 25, 2008, 12:01 PM »
If you guys are having trouble threading spring bobbers give this a try. Go to anyplace that sells fly tying equipment and ask for a "Bobbin Threader", you can even do it with gloves on with this tool.  Were did you get the right size grommets? Johnboy Catchin any fish way up there?

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #28 on: Feb 02, 2009, 01:51 PM »
I use Frabill spring bobbers. Seem to work the best just stick them in the last eye lit.

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #29 on: Feb 02, 2009, 02:42 PM »
I make my own out of electric guitar strings The "g" or "b" strings work best. Under a buck$$ for single strings at any music store. One string makes many bobbers.  Cut  whatever length you want (about 4-6 inches?) Make a small loop in one end by wrapping it around a pen or pencil; tie the loop off with some fly tying thread or twist it together. Attach the other end to the top of the rod so it extendes out off the tip. tie it down with thread, finish with head cement or clear nail polish, etc. Very sensitive and elastic. Doesn't clog up with ice like a spring can in bad weather.

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #30 on: Feb 06, 2009, 06:54 AM »
I have always used the bic lighter spring, being alot of family members smoke i have lots of springs saved up, just keep them in a empty dip can works great. I now am in  iraq, no ice, so im bored which in turn makes my mind run at a millon mile and hour. iI'd have to say thought of mor designs for stuff over here away from the game then back in the states. next winter though.......

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #31 on: Feb 06, 2009, 07:00 AM »
hey 13 you take care and be safe !!!! i hope your home with a fishing pole in your hands ,a sweetheart by your side and a cooler full to clean real soon!! thank you buddy
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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #32 on: Feb 19, 2009, 10:46 PM »
spring bobbers work great but...A better option to me is a thorne bros power noodle, a Jason mitchell meatstick, or bros quick tip rod. All have a super soft tip with a great backbone. personally I use a power noodle.

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #33 on: Sep 25, 2009, 10:18 AM »
I only use spring bobbers at night. During the day I use the underwater camera instead.

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #34 on: Oct 14, 2009, 07:13 PM »
I use the Marmish strike indicators:

https://www.marmish.ca/shop/items.html?type=4

I love these.  Decent adjustability similar to the Thorne bros. model.  You need to remove the rod tip to install them, but that's easy enough. 

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #35 on: Oct 14, 2009, 07:23 PM »
So you add a marmish strike indicator to a regular rid?

Hmm interesting. I use marmish rods when the gill bite is tuff, but over the past season or so have moved to the meatstick as I perfer the tapered tip to a spring bobber

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #36 on: Oct 14, 2009, 08:48 PM »
So you add a marmish strike indicator to a regular rid?

Hmm interesting. I use marmish rods when the gill bite is tuff, but over the past season or so have moved to the meatstick as I perfer the tapered tip to a spring bobber

Yup.  Like I said, you have to pull the tip off the rod to slide them in place, but they work well.  I don't think they'd work as well with a very thin rod, but I use a fairly heavy very short rod that I prefer.  I like the Marmish rods, but hate hand lining, so this is the compromise I came up with.

And Trav is right.  I meant St. Croix.

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #37 on: Jan 09, 2010, 11:55 AM »
i love spring bobbers. especially on my new st. croix, very sensitive for the tiniest hit and durable.

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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #38 on: Jan 09, 2010, 05:29 PM »
don't use spring bobbers...make my own rods with extremely sensitive tips....plus most of the fish we catch hit fairly hard...even when biting light....
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Re: Spring bobbers for gills
« Reply #39 on: Jan 09, 2010, 08:28 PM »
I've always used spring bobbers for gills, but today i picked up a JM Meatstick. No spring bobbers anymore ;D

 

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