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Ken Jones
04-26-2009, 07:12 PM
Hillbilly, mentioned in his post a WINGIT bobber. What is it? Sounds cool, I'll buy one, I guess. Post one here in Crappie.com. Like too see what it looks like. Windy today, tried fishing for a while only caught two crappie. Wind 20 to 30 miles hour.

INGrandad
04-26-2009, 07:22 PM
Cabela's -- Carlson Wing-It™ White/Red Bobbers - Per 3 (http://www.cabelas.com/link-12/product/0017620114113a.shtml)

sjuapseorn
04-26-2009, 07:22 PM
I think it's this (http://www.cabelas.com/link-12/product/0017620319263a.shtml)

But don't hold me to it.. that's what Google said it was :)

Jason

INGrandad
04-26-2009, 07:22 PM
Didn't know myself until I googled it, but I've seen them in tackle shops/bait stores.

sparky
04-26-2009, 07:29 PM
They do seem to cast further than a round slip float. I use them, a little more money than a regular float. They have less resistance on the water and in the air.

Fatman
04-26-2009, 10:52 PM
Ohter than my slip bobbers I use the Billy Boy Bobbers Oval weighted

Cabela's -- Betts Oval Floats - Weighted (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?type=product&cmCat=Related_IPL_319453&id=0011792117478a)

Fatman

Hillbilly910
04-26-2009, 11:10 PM
I will go ahead and mention, i have used this bobber for years, and about 2 years ago, something changed. The first ones i used, the fixed system(using the spring to attach your line at a set depth) worked great, but after that time, something changed, and the fixed system just wont work right. I will tell you right now, if you use it, after about 3-4 cast, you'll throw the bobber off the line. I tried cutting the notch deeper, tinkering with the spring ect, just couldnt get it to work right. I seldom ever fish a fixed float any more, so i forgot all about that fact that this bobber does have issues in that area. Works great as a slip bobber though. If your local tackle shop sells them, spend the $2 and try one, im fairly certain you'll like them.
use the small one if you can find them, normally the medium and large are most common. For you guys who fish heavy baits below slip bobbers(flathead fishermen, pike fishermen) the large one will really let you air out your cast, and still slip under the water with minimal resistance.

HB:cool:

fish_4_all
04-26-2009, 11:21 PM
I don't like them at all. Didn't cast well and my Eagle claw bubble floats work much better and were more durable. I modify mine now so I have a swivel or snap on the end for slip or fixed floats.

Doc Crappie
04-27-2009, 12:27 AM
I don't like them at all. Didn't cast well and my Eagle claw bubble floats work much better and were more durable. I modify mine now so I have a swivel or snap on the end for slip or fixed floats.

Fish 4 all how about a picture of your handy dandy modification on that there float, would be interested in seeing what it looks like and how it works

fish_4_all
04-27-2009, 01:53 AM
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l210/fish_4_all/Floatmods.jpg

Either get a slip model or a solid and drill a hole in it big enough to put the swivel into it. Then drill small holes big enough for some thin copper wire. Put the swivel in the hole and thread the wire through the top eye of the swivel. Wrap the wire and then epoxy over it. Have used them for 5 years now. If you want a slip bobber then you put the line through the bottom eye or simply put in a barrel instead of snap swivel.

I use this as a fixed or sliding. Fixed I simply snap it to the swivel on my line. Sliding I put the line through the bottom eye of the barrel.

Uncle Grump
04-27-2009, 08:32 AM
Fish 4 All

Do you crimp a split shot or some such on your line to use your invention as a fixed float?

Thks

UG

deathb4disco
04-27-2009, 08:32 AM
... WINGIT bobber. What is it?


It's a bad bobber with good marketing, as evidenced by this:



Sounds cool, I'll buy one, I guess.

Locator79
04-27-2009, 09:20 AM
I don't care for them either. Although they are very light, they are not durable at all. A couple hours of fishing and the float is worthless. Try the pro series slip floats from BPS, they are a little more pricey, but this is by far the best, most durable float I have found.

boilermaker
04-27-2009, 10:01 AM
Does anyone have a source for the Carlyle bobbers (other than bait shops, that's the only place I have seen them)?
boilermaker

Ken Jones
04-27-2009, 12:24 PM
First I would like to thank each and every one for the quick responce. I've seen those with wires to hook line to and to me there junk. I'll stick with my slip bobber set up. Again thanks guys I now know what a wingit Bobber is. I don't think all buy one.

fish_4_all
04-27-2009, 01:27 PM
I simply clip the swivel to my other swivel if I am fishing a fixed float. If I need more weight I put a split shot below the swivel on my line.

Ken, which one do you use?

Ken Jones
04-28-2009, 10:44 AM
I simply clip the swivel to my other swivel if I am fishing a fixed float. If I need more weight I put a split shot below the swivel on my line.

Ken, which one do you use?

I fish a Slip Bobber brand Beau Mac Enterprises, out of Auburn Washington. They're made in china. Bought from Walmart. Works great.They have plastic on top of shaft that goes through top. I remove top end and insert pop rivet top.