Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Bobb-o

Slip-bobber knots

10 posts in this topic

I have a ton of the plastic tubes left over from slip-bobber stops. I want to save a little money by retying some new stops. Does anyone know what knot i should use? or where i could get instructions online on how to tie this knot?

------------------
"They say tuna is brain food, I guess it's cuz it has so much dolphin in it and you know how smart they are"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bobbo.....I have a tool that's made for making slip bobber knots. It's made by DuBro and can be bought in tackle stores if you look hard enough. It comes with a large spool of knot material that's bright yellow colored. You just slide one of those coffee stirrer straws through the center and tie the knot using the tool. Then snip off the straw with the knot tied onto it. Good luck finding one....BTW....The short pieces of straw that you have can be chucked in the trash.....T

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surface Tension, who moderates the BWCA-Duluth board, buys bobber stop line in a spool like regular fishing line and uses a knot he ties directly to the line. It's cheaper in the end, holds without eventually loosening like the commercial bobber stops, and is a very simple knot (though I can't remember it).

If you post the question with his name on it on that board, I'm sure he'll tell you how. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep I use the float stop. I really recommend using that knot and doing away with prettied stop knots. or at least learn to tie it. I've done this and sure you have to. You get all rigged up and realize you forgot to put a stop knot on. frown.gif
No problem,simply tie. your Float Stop Knot on. smile.gif
How bout if your jigging suspended crappies. It nice to quickly tie a stop knot to give you a better reference of your jig depth.
You can buy the chartreuse Bobber Stop at Wallmart. Keep it with you along with a finger nail clipper to cut and trim.

[This message has been edited by Surface Tension (edited 02-24-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So any info on how to tie it or a link to a picture??? Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lay your fishing line out. Take your stop line and make 2 overhand knots around your fishing line. Take the ends of the stop line and make 3 overhand knots. Pull ends of the stop line tight. Trim ends.

An overhand knot is the first knot you start to tie your shoes with.


fc974dde.jpg

[This message has been edited by Surface Tension (edited 02-24-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's really slick ST.
Thanks for sharing...
Good Luck...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks ST, I printed that out and taped it to the top of one of my 3700 boxes so I dont forget it.

------------------
"They say tuna is brain food, I guess it's cuz it has so much dolphin in it and you know how smart they are"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another knot that I use is the uni knot around your line but with only about 3-5 loops. It depends on the thickness of the bobber line. I have used smaller diameter dacron for this but I think that bobber stop line or fly line backing works better. You only need about a six inch piece to tie one so you shouldn't have to buy a huge spool just for bobbers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Not a bad idea or product. I just think I'd be worried about the well freezing into the ice. 
    • Had a fun week of fishing...thought I would share some spots!
    • Did 20 qts of pickles last Monday, another 1/2 bushel tomorrow!!
    • Hey everyone has anyone started to pickle yet? Just did 65 quarts of pickles over the weekend. Also did some jars with the carolina repear pepper. Can't wait to try them.
    • I like the Wal-Mart corn to!
    • When is the date unsold bear tags go onsale?
    • I may try smoked rough fish on my bait this year. Anyone tried smoke fish on the bait pile?
    • Does anyone eat or use mooneyes? I caught one in the St. Croix today. Nothing else, it was interesting fish!
    • I hope to take a trip to ND this season, maybe they will get first ice before we do.
    • Hey everybody. An FYI. There is something new coming. Should be out around October, 2017 and available for on-line purchase.   If you google : ICE WELL Live Well ICAST 2017 The video of the product roll-out at ICAST 2017 in July, 2017 will pop up.   Also you can go to the product page. See : ICEWELLLiveWell.com. The page has a separate video to view also.                        The product is being manufactured from a custom blend non-buoyant polypropylene with impact modifiers to withstand extreme cold without cracking. The product will sit within 99% of all manufactured 5-gallon buckets for transport to and from the fishing spot. It is designed to fit within a drilled 8 or 10 inch ice hole. When in the drilled hole it will fill allowing you to throw your catch in the ICE WELL Live Well. No more throwing them on the ice or in the bucket to die, freeze or turn to slime. At the end of the day, pull it, place back in the bucket for transport home. No more frozen fish and easy handling. It's going to sell for around $19.99 plus shipping. The listed page will undergo changes before roll out that will allow purchase direct on-line. This is a creation by a Nebraska ice fisherman for ice fishermen. Made in the USA. Made with recycled materials. "Respect the Resource".     
  • Our Sponsors