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    Default Twist-it Floats?

    I had to pick some stuff at Wal-Mart today and made a swing through the fishing aisle. I saw a new type of float in the crappie section that I hadn't tryed before. It is called a Slip & Grip float. Apparently you twist the small knob on the top of the bobber and it will either grip the line like a fixed depth rig, or you can twist it the other way and it will slide like a slip float. Sounds like a neat idea to me. Anybody ever try these? (And they are made in the USA -Omaha Neb by Premier Plastics.) I don't have any financial interest in this, other that to ask if anyone has ever used them.

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    i saw those too , but didn't get any.
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    Is this it?

    http://www.catch-n.com/forums/viewto...83e083ebeec85f



    The body shape is terrible. It won't be stable in the wind, and it won't show most bites.

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    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...0000_image_1_0


    Betts® Mr. Crappie® Twist-On Twist-Off Cigar Shaped Floats
    ive tried these seem to work fine

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    I guarantee you you're missing a LOT of bites with that float. Learn to love the waggler!
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    Yep- Those are them. I don't think I would miss any more than using the ones I usually use, the way I usually use them. I don't have the patience to balance my floats intricatelly to lay on the side so that when a fish farts on them, they will tip up. But that just me- I prefer the simple minded, aggressive fish, I guess :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwainGang
    Yep- Those are them. I don't think I would miss any more than using the ones I usually use, the way I usually use them. I don't have the patience to balance my floats intricatelly to lay on the side so that when a fish farts on them, they will tip up. But that just me- I prefer the simple minded, aggressive fish, I guess :D
    Balancing floats isn't hard. I can do it, and I've only got two master's degrees. You've got a PhD!

    Seriously, you'll probably double the bites you see with a good, properly-balanced float.
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    Yeah-it's probably something I should work on this year to get to the next skill level . I'll check to see if there are some good "how-to" threads on here or elsewhere. I usually use 1/16 oz jigs, so once I get the weighting right, it ought to be relatively repeatable, simple and formulaic-as long as it works good for slip floating and is consistent when changing depths.

    Any good tips to share on using "waggler" floats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by painterfish
    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...0000_image_1_0


    Betts® Mr. Crappie® Twist-On Twist-Off Cigar Shaped Floats
    ive tried these seem to work fine

    I just bought some of the pear shaped ones at Academy yesterday. Looks like a pretty neat design.

    Fish on!:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwainGang
    Any good tips to share on using "waggler" floats?
    Search for "waggler" using my user name as a filter. I've posted a lot about them. If you're going to use 1/16 oz jigs, I'd suggest trying one of the Thill wagglers. They're built to handle heavy loads. Most of the peacock wagglers I use are not.
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