Little Joe® Pole Floats
These are designed to provide for longer casts and high visibility. Fishermen looking for catfish, salmon, northern pike, musky, and stripers find these extremely helpful. The all Balsa construction comes in both a weighted and non-weighted version, with stranded fluorescent color and glow-in-the-dark finishes.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by catfisherman92 weight on float the pole floats need a little more weight on the bottoms to make them stand upright. April 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcnealg1 excellent purchase packaged professionally arrived before i needed it reasonably priced ,bright colored ,easy to setup on line March 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ronrbig67 Best floats made I would never use any thing, but a balsa wood float March 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoulAssassin great for catfishing big or small these are great for catfishing they do catch the wind and do move around a bit bit still a good float.dont waste the couple extra $ on the glow in th e dark ones noy worth it just stick with ur glow sticks. February 18, 2011
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A:You don't need to. The water becomes your weight. You can add as much or as little water as you want to get the weight you are looking for. They cast great with water in them.
A:No. The Sinker Stop is used to stop the float at the desired depth. Install the Sinker Stop first. Add a small bead and then the float. The small bead prevents the float form sliding over the Sinker Stop.
A:From top to bottom of the rig:
Bobber stop, adjusted to put your bait at the desired depth.
Small plastic bead, but big enough so it isn't hard to thread on the test line you are using, which should be pretty heavy with these sized floats.
Float. These slip on the line as the line simply passes through the length of the float. Use a weighted float if you want it to stand up and don't want much weight below the float. Use a non weighted float if you want to put more weight below the float, or if you want it to lay on its side and then stand up when fish is on.
Below the float, use a small pinch on weight to keep the float away from the rest of the terminal. Below that, have a swivel so your line doesn't get too twisted. Then you have the leader below the swivel going to the hook.
I like to use two weights below the float. The first is a bullet weight heavy enough to make the float stand up, and also heavy enough so that a fish will pull the float under the water pretty easily. The bullet weight is stopped by a pinch on weight, and then below I have a snap swivel, to which I can add pre-made leaders with the hook I want to use. My leader also have light pinch on weights. I feel that with this setup, when a fish grabs the bait, the weight below the float helps keep the line tight enough on the fish when it pulls the float under until you set the hook. People will tell you different things though. Use the smallest float possible for your setup when fishing this way. You also have to use very sharp hooks with this setup.
When weightless or little weight below the float, then the float itself provides the tension on the line until you set the hook. However, a fish swimming up makes the line go slack and you can lose the fish. If you're catfishing this won't matter too much since they don't like to come up.
A:ARE YO USING A WEIGHT BELOW THE BOBBER? MAY BE FISHING TOO DEEP AND NOT LETTING THE BOBBER WORK. USE A BOBBER STOP IN FRONT OF THE BOBBER TO REACH YOUR DESIRED DEPTH.
A:Install the Sinker Stop first. Run about 6" of the through the wire ring and pull the Sinker Stop onto the line. Very easy to do. Add a small bead and then the float. A an egg sinker another bead and a swivel. Add your leader to the bottom of the swivle. Pull the Sinker Stop up the line to the desired depth. If the float lays on its side it is set too deep or the size for weight is too small for the float.
A:Use a weighted split shot, and use a sliding slip with a red plastic bead above the float, without the bead the sliding slip will pass through the cork.
A:1 of 2 things. You either need to add some weight under it, or your bobber stop is too far up your line allowing your weight and bait to sit on the bottom instead of floating under your bobber.
A:you put a bobberstop at the depth you want the bait to hang down from.
38-475-500-00 is bobber stops
A:The float doesn't have to stand up, but it's easier to see if it does. You probably aren't using a sinker. Slide a 1oz sinker on your line below the float, followed by a bead, then tie on a swivel, and use a 12" leader. Or you can peg the sinker 12" above your hook with a small split shot if you don't want to use a swivel and leader. If the 1oz sinker pulls your float under use smaller sinkers until it floats.
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