Betts Carolina Floater
float your worm
i really like the way the carolina floater keps the worm above the grass for a better presentation. i use a longer leader (30-40") during the summer to keep my bait riding high. definitely a plus when your on the bottom looking for the big 'un. although, i find most of my srikes come on the fall or when i lift it off the bottom. still, the caroline rig is by far the best presentaton working for me right now. good luck!
July 3, 2009
Great Idea, why didn't I think of this!
What a great idea! Just bought my first pack and teamed it up with my Bass Pro Shops Floating Worms. What a great combo. I also am using a smaller 2/0 hook for lightness, and tied it on 15lb test braided line, and an ultra light spinning reel/rod combo. The whole thing casts pretty far and stays afloat even if I let it sit there motionless. I also learned how to cast side armed to reduce noise on splash down.
I also experimented by using a Carolina Floater with my regular sinking 8" worms to help protect the front of the worm as it goes through peppergrass. It works!
I'm going to buy more of these during my next trip to the Bass Pro Shop Store.
December 1, 2010
They do work great
Used them in a State Tournament a couple of years ago. Well I caught more fish on the Carolina rig with those things. Keeps the bait just off the bottom. When you bump a stump or rock, the bait will continue forward further then not using them. Bass just seem to think that looks more natural. just make sure you get the bigger ones if you have a 4" or larger bait on a 3/0 or better hook. The smaller floats on bigger rigs don't have the same effect. Use the smaller ones on smaller hook setups. Also use a bobber stopper to keep the float against the hook. If you are one of those who likes to stop the rig for a minute, the float may climb up your leader.
August 30, 2013
not as bouyant as I hoped
I got the 3/4 inch size. They are bouyant but not AS bouyant as I hoped. I used one of these with a 2 inch tube on a carolina rig like a bullet weight, but the tube only floated a hair more than it would without the bullet float. I then stuffed one in the tube and it popped right up from the egg sinker and the barrel swivel. In the current it floated up just r ight.
So at this point I have the tube floating off the bottom as i pictured, only it takes two of these floating bullets to make it happen! Still, big greasy tube floating about 8 inches off the bottom waving in the current. This ought to really catch a bunch of smallies trying to fill up in the pre-spawn!
April 5, 2013