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Offline SirCranksalot

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Slip floats---anyone else use?
« on: Jan 12, 2018, 08:55 PM »
I fish for small lakers. Quite often they bite very lightly. A buddy who uses slip floats got me started using them. I use a modified version of the clip-on yellow foam ones. He uses those with holes in the middle. Quite often the float bobs around for a few seconds, then gets taken under. Then it's time to set the hook. I don't fish for panfish but I would imagine they would be quite effective sometimes with perch, crappie etc.
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Re: Slip floats---anyone else use?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2018, 09:27 AM »
I fish for small lakers. Quite often they bite very lightly. A buddy who uses slip floats got me started using them. I use a modified version of the clip-on yellow foam ones. He uses those with holes in the middle. Quite often the float bobs around for a few seconds, then gets taken under. Then it's time to set the hook. I don't fish for panfish but I would imagine they would be quite effective sometimes with perch, crappie etc.
You might like to check out the "Venom Floats" home page. They are like the yellow foam floats, but can be adjusted for the lures you use without cutting the foam to achieve neutral buoyancy. They have videos on their site.
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Re: Slip floats---anyone else use?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 13, 2018, 11:34 AM »
How would using a slip float compare to a spring bobber? I've used those when dealing with light strikes but have never tried a slip float
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Re: Slip floats---anyone else use?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2018, 05:24 AM »
I use to use slip floats a lot.  Since getting a flasher, I haven't used my slip floats for ice fishing.

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Re: Slip floats---anyone else use?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2018, 06:18 AM »
Maybe ok if your hut fishing. Seams like a pain, some else to deal with ice interference.

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Re: Slip floats---anyone else use?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2018, 06:02 PM »
If I'm fishing two holes in the shack, I'll drop a minnow on a bare hook under a bobber. Ice busters are what i use

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Re: Slip floats---anyone else use?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 17, 2018, 12:22 PM »
I often use a venom float for my deadstick.  I can adjust buoyancy until it barely floats.  Works great.  I use two of the rubber bobber stops a short distance apart - two because I want to know when they have moved and need to be readjusted.  I used to use a spring bobber but when it is windy - it is difficult to judge.

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Re: Slip floats---anyone else use?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 17, 2018, 01:24 PM »
Slip bobber are my go-to for deadstick fishing in a shack. They suck when fishing outside in cold weather due to icing up.

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Re: Slip floats---anyone else use?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 20, 2018, 07:18 PM »
I like to use one slipfloat when I have two holes going. Jig in one and dead stick the other.  Give it a lift once in a while. Caught a few this way sircranksalot😀
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