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Spring Bobbers

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Can anyone tell me about the Bobber With a Brain? Do you need to set the depth with it?
Can you just cast out and it sets itself to the depth? (these questions are based on open water fishing) Thanks.

FF

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FF, you just cast it and it sets itself. It works great for fishing drop-offs going from deep to shallow because as soon as your line touches bottom it automatically resets itself keeping your bait/jig off the bottom continuosly.

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Fishin"Bemidji thanks for your reply. If you are using a rod with the line guides on the bottom of the rod - does the spring bobber extend out beyond the rod tip and the line pass thru the rod tip guide and then thru the spring bobber?

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So what happens when you get a strike? Does it go under or what happens? Thanks.

FF

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Is there a way to use a spring bobber on a Wristsaver rod or other rod that has the line guides on the bottom of the rod?

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FF, when you get a strike it tips over on its side. It is very easy to see when you get a bite. If you like bobber fishing you'll love the BWAB!

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[This message has been edited by Jimmy (edited 02-18-2003).]

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I tape it so there is a good couple inches out over the end of the rod, feed your line through the end of the rod then the spring bobber. I also like to bend the spring upward so when the jig weight pulls down it sits parallel with the rod tip. When you have a fish on the bobber just gets pulled straight down and is a couple inches away from the rod tip, unless you try to reel the fish through the first eyelet of your rod. During storage the springs just pull around tight to the rod, when you first go to use it just bend it upward and you're ready to go. Spring bobbers will only work with very light tackle, you can't use a quarter oz jig with a spring. I usaully use 1/16th or 1/32oz jigs, they really work well while using waxies. While using waxies, if that spring even quivers set the hook. With minnows you will have to get used to the difference between a bite and the minnow swimming around. Once you master the spring bobber you won't miss many bites!!

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Another advantage of bending the spring upward, is when you get one of those crappie bites that just sit there you drop the rod tip and the spring goes back to it's upward bent position. So your spring jumps and sits there, just drop the tip and if as you're dropping the rod tip the spring is moving upward you have a crappie sitting ther with your jig in his mouth. If your spring jumps and you drop your rod tip and the fish is gone the spring will stay the same as the jig drops towards the bottom.

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Thanks a lot, Fishing Bemidji, for a very good explanation.

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