Mr. Crappie by Betts Stick Bobbers - Slip
Bad quality control
I have used these for a while and they are great slip bobbers, but... I had a very bad experience with them that indicates poor quality control.
I purchased three sets of two bobbers recently, and one out two of each of the three packages was completely blocked and you could not thread the line through.
I fixed them when I got home and had wire nails to poke through the blockage, but who has a wire nail when they're at the lake, and who expects a new slip bobber to be blocked?
Again, these are great slip bobbers, but don't take them down to your fishing hole until you make sure you can actually use them.
October 22, 2013
this is one of the best floats i have ever used, i purchased several last year for myself, son-in-law and my brother. we all use them for all types fishing for bream, crappie and catfish. in fact my last order
was for my son in law who let some of his buddies use some of his and they stepped on some and lost some. we like the 1 inch size but our store at concord n.c. only carries the smallest size.my brother only lives 1 mile from this store. if we run short we have to wait several days to recieve a order. if they would keep them in stock he could pick them up . it is a really great float.
June 17, 2010
Couldn't be any simpler
I have used slip floats for some time when fishing for crappie and the biggest problem I have had is all the other stuff you have to have like knot stops, beads, balls..etc. I lost the last one of the others I normally used the other day and for the first time used this one. For a stop I used the little red flat plastic stop ..in fact I had two when i finished as I thought the original one was gone and it was still on there so I ended up with two. I then simply slide this bobber on without any beads..etc and it worked perfect. The hole in the top of this bobber is so tiny the stop worked fine without the plastic beads/balls and beads always seem to get hung up in the last guide in my crappie rod. I am hooked. will never go back to the old ones. The first one's tip broke when I got hung up in a tree, but that's fishing and a cheap price to pay for something that works...I simply used the other one I had and continued to catch crappie..in the drenching heat of summer!!!
August 16, 2009
Favorite crappie float
Have used these for years without a problem. All that's needed is the tiny red bobber stops to set the depth. I like the "tube" part for night fishing because I can attach a micro glow-stick to the top part of the tube and easily watch the float. Pretty tough and very easy on the wallet.
December 3, 2011