Betts® Carolina Floater
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
Not convinced ?
I got these things to suspend a worm in the water column. I have used with a Zoom trick worm but I'm not sure they work. I carolina rig and give myself an 24" to 36" mono leader above the glass and brass but I still dont know if I am getting desired effect (floating worm above bottom) Are the Zoom trick worms not boyant enough for this application?
November 10, 2012
They do exactly what you would think. Suprised someone hasnt come up with it before now.
July 16, 2012