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    i posted last week or so about bobber visability, lately my wife and I have been fishing from shore during the week hear and there, i notice this one spot we fish alot that the fish are biting i really have to get my jig and bobber WAY out there, so after trying a bunch of different ones, and the only way i can do that is my using those bobbers called Adjusta Bubble, i have tried a few different sizes of them, the larger one does not fly thru the air good for distance the medium one about 2 1/2in long and about 7/8 in dia filled about half way with water seems to be my best setup so far, with this set up visability is poor especially if there is a ripple ect on the water, so i have to cast WAY out and when it hits the water i start slowly retrieve, i wait for the thump and been getting them, my wife cannot get out there as well as i do but she catches a few here and there, so now that i can get to where the fish are with the adjusta bubble type float, has anyone come up with a idea where i can get out there without spending 3 bucks a pop. i went thru a few already.


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    They make weighted floats to help extend your range. I have a few rocket bobbers that cast pretty far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chetc View Post
    i posted last week or so about bobber visability, lately my wife and I have been fishing from shore during the week hear and there, i notice this one spot we fish alot that the fish are biting i really have to get my jig and bobber WAY out there, so after trying a bunch of different ones, and the only way i can do that is my using those bobbers called Adjusta Bubble, i have tried a few different sizes of them, the larger one does not fly thru the air good for distance the medium one about 2 1/2in long and about 7/8 in dia filled about half way with water seems to be my best setup so far, with this set up visability is poor especially if there is a ripple ect on the water, so i have to cast WAY out and when it hits the water i start slowly retrieve, i wait for the thump and been getting them, my wife cannot get out there as well as i do but she catches a few here and there, so now that i can get to where the fish are with the adjusta bubble type float, has anyone come up with a idea where i can get out there without spending 3 bucks a pop. i went thru a few already.


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    Comal Tackle makes a ton of different kinds of floats for a low price .

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    How long of rod you using? When I was bobber fishing from bank I would use a 9’ rod to help zing em out there further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNip View Post
    How long of rod you using? When I was bobber fishing from bank I would use a 9’ rod to help zing em out there further.
    When I have the space. Some of those spots are brushed in
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    I use my own Carter bobber. I make one type of slip float that uses a 1/4 ounce egg sinkers for longer casts of about 90+ feet and I make a style that uses a 1/8 ounce sinker for other casts. A Dollar Tree pool noodle will make over 200 slip bobber floats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipahoy41 View Post
    I use my own Carter bobber. I make one type of slip float that uses a 1/4 ounce egg sinkers for longer casts of about 90+ feet and I make a style that uses a 2/8 ounce sinker for other casts. A Dollar Tree pool noodle will make over 200 slip bobber floats.

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    The school I went too...1/4 oz and 2/8 oz was the same JUst having fun with ya Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by "G" View Post
    The school I went too...1/4 oz and 2/8 oz was the same JUst having fun with ya Mike
    I got one of the smart phones that changes 1/8 into 2/8 LOL

    Thank you my friend. I changed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "G" View Post
    The school I went too...1/4 oz and 2/8 oz was the same JUst having fun with ya Mike
    Here is a better photo "G" these are for the 1/8 ounce egg sinkers.

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    Several companies sell slip bobbers with lead weights attached. They cast really well. Another tip is lighter line. Everything else the same (bobber, hook, etc.) a 6 pound line will cast further than an 8 pound line. 4 pound would go even further.
    I really like the weighted slip bobbers when I have to cast a long distance. There is more weight on those bobbers then I put on non-weighted bobbers.
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