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As a new and self-taught spinfisher, I am kind of confused about which bobbers and weights to use with which lure. I know this is a possibly endless topic, but could anyone layout a little schematic for me? Kind of like:
LURE == BOBBER == WEIGHT
spinner == none == none
live worm == red/white snap on = split shot
curly tail == slip bobber == jig head
spoon == none === none
fly == adjust-a-bubble === water in bubble
plastic worm == red/white === bass sinker
top lure == none ===split shot if needed for casting


I dont know if these examples are right, but maybe you see what I am getting at?
 

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The following is more in agreement with my own practices.



LUREBOBBERWEIGHT


spinnernonenone


live bait shallowred/white snap-on split shot


live bait deepslip bobber split shot


curly tailnonejig head


spoonnonenone


flybubblewater in bubble


plastic wormnonenone


topwater lure nonenone



As you can see, I don't favor either bobbers or weights very much.
 

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I've caught buttloads of nice fish using bobbers lately,but I favor the slim,pencil type bobbers cause they provide least resistance to finicky fish.
 
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thats all I use is Thill bobbers...I did see a guy fishing below lake estes with a clear bubble filled with water and a spinner catching fish....he was using a very small spinner and used to bubble for casting distance ...it seemed to be working really well
 

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I do love to use the thill style pencil bobbers. Less resistance for the fish, blow around less in the wind. I generally by less expensive brands of them though.

I also use a lot of slip bobbers. I found a style made of styrofoam that can be added or removed without having to untie a line or retie. They are great for quickly changing tactics. I just leave the bobber stop and the bead on the line when I take the bobber off.

I have used and caught fish with a jig under a bobber. You need to have some wave action and it works he jig very nicely.

Generally I use the smallest size possible without sinking. It is much easier for the fish to pull them down and are less likely to hit and release.

Dan
 

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I use Thill's but they are only .99 cents at Sportsmans warehouse.
 

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Dan said:
I also use a lot of slip bobbers. I found a style made of styrofoam that can be added or removed without having to untie a line or retie. They are great for quickly changing tactics. I just leave the bobber stop and the bead on the line when I take the bobber off.
I sometimes resist using a slip bobber just because I have to re-rig everything from scratch after I put the line through it. Can you tell us more about these styrofoam bobbers? Who makes them? Where are they sold? I've never seen one.
 

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These are the one I was talking about.  They come in 3 or 4 sizes, the smallest has a diameter of about a nickel and the largest a 50 cent piece. You take the red things out of the top and bottom of the bobber and your line slides in the slot. Then slide the red things back in and you are set. I do like being able to take them off quickly and putting them back on quickly. I leave the stops and beads on all the time.

I got these at Discount fishing tackle on South Sante Fe just North of Dartmouth on the west side of the road. I don't recall the cost maybe a $1.19 for 2?

I have not seen them any where else but I keep looking.

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