Little Joe Pole Floats
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Little Joe® Pole Floats 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.
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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.
38-475-500-00 is bobber stops