Thill Gold Medal Series - Mini-Shy Bite Floats
Mini Shy Bite Floats
I have taught fishing classes at the Bolingbrook Park District for 10 years, and just this season went to the Thill Mini Shy Bite Floats. They are incredibly sensitive, and provide great bite detection. My students' catch rate has improved dramatically, with far less problems of deeply hooked fish.
They are noticably more sensitive than "stick bobbers," at least for panfish, and WAY more sensitive than round bobbers.
Securing them to your line with a silicone sleeve seems a bit odd to adults, but I find my kids learn it quite easily. In fact, they have less trouble with them than compressing the springs on conventional "pencil" or round bobbers. You've just got to remember to slide a sleeve onto your line before you tie on terminal tackle.
I highly recommend these "small but mighty" floats!
November 17, 2006
Best float made
I've been using the Mini - Shy Bite floats for about 15 years. I first started using them not because of the sensitivity but for the lack of wind resistance when casting. In South Florida the wind always blows on the lake and casting a cricket can be tough. These floats not only do not spook shy biting bluegills but allow you to cast from a distance. Bass Pro Shops is the only store I've found them.
May 6, 2010
est Small fish bober
After reading review, I tried the Mini-Shy Bite Float. The are the best floats I ever used They are so sensative I will never use anything else. I ran across some small peacock bass and caught 25 on ultra-light tackle using live worms. They were small but that was what I was using ultra --light for. Last night i caught 15 of which some were small pan fish. I'm just another satisfied fisherman.
July 20, 2007
Great for ice fishing!
I started using these a few years ago for ice fishing pan fish! Sometimes the fish bite so light and in winter your line can stiffen in the cold, but with these little floats you can see the slightest movements and that helps catch a lot more fish! Sometimes the float will go under, but sometimes it just raises out of the water a little bit, and those are the bites that I would miss, but with this float, that is a thing of the past! Try them they work great!
August 26, 2014