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    one thing i am noticing when shore fishing, and now that my new rod will really get a bobber set up out where the fish are, all is fine on the set up. but i am sure there are some anglers with the same problems as me. when i cast my bobber set up out, the problem is there are times i cannot see my bobber. i am thinking there may be some bobbers on the market that stand out more than others. my eyes are having a hard time seeing them especially if there is a wake.

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    I like the stick floats for that reason. They stand up and are a lot easier to see.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle
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    Stick floats are a good point. I also think color can aid in seeing the float. I find a bright yellow or fluorescent orange work best for me.
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    I find the brightest yellow or fluorescent color I can find. I also pay close attention to jig weight or added weight to make sure the bobber rides as high as possible. I have some very thin pencil floats that darn near go u deer with any weight jig that are useless to me. I really like the thill fluorescent floats and the homemade pool noodle floats I learned from Shipahoy41.
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    As a general rule, bright orange is the most visible color under most conditions. Sometimes, however, the way the sunlight hits the water make it appear lighter or darker. Rather than green or blue, the water can often appear white or light gray in color. In that case, a black-tipped float is actually more visible.

    One trick is to put white out on the tip of the float and just paint or use a magic marker on top of the white out to make the float tip whatever color you want. If you ever want to change the color, you can just scrape off the white out.
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    Thill oval bobbers all day for me…highly visible, great quality. Can even be found at Walmart.

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    I make/use stick floats from wine corks, a bamboo skewer and a #12 swivel. Works pretty good. I paint bottom black, and top usually a fluorescent green or orange.
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    I use these. The can be rigged as fixed or slip. Walmart sales them 3 for $1.16.
    1/16oz jigs will make them tilt at 45. Anything heavier suspends them. I wear coke bottle glasses and still can't see good. I ain't ever out throwed my vision with them. Name:  Screenshot_20210915-213142.jpg
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    Sometimes do to how high or low you are to the water, angle of the sun and the condition of the water, flat, rippled, wavy it can be impossible to see a float.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeCrappie View Post
    I find the brightest yellow or fluorescent color I can find. I also pay close attention to jig weight or added weight to make sure the bobber rides as high as possible. I have some very thin pencil floats that darn near go u deer with any weight jig that are useless to me. I really like the thill fluorescent floats and the homemade pool noodle floats I learned from Shipahoy41.
    Thank you my friend. I started making my own because I could not find extremely durable, but very inexpensive, slip floats in the florescent orange color that I would not mind losing in brush piles. I just go to Dollar Tree or Dollar General and get a pool noodle. You can make over 200 slip floats from just one pool noodle. Watch my video below to see how I make my slip float. Then you just add your bead and rubber bobber stop just as if you had a store bought slip bobber.

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