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    I was watching a friend fishing for Bluegill near me and he was catching more fish than me. We both were fishing with ultralight outfits and 4 lb test mono, size 10 Eagle Claw black Circle Hooks (world's best panfish hooks!), waxworks for bait and we were using bobbers. The bobber he was using was a weird shaped pink one called a "Rocket Bobber" and he said it was the ultralight size, 4 inches long. His bobber would just lay on it's side after a cast and when a fish took his bait it just started to move the pointed tip up a little. Dan would then just start fighting his next big Bluegill. (you don't need to "set the hook" with circle hooks, fish actually hook themselves.) Evidently you can cast a mile with that bobber and I guess it's more sensitive than my round plastic one. I was never that picky about bobbers, but my buddy sure is. Anyone have any info on these Rocket Bobbers?
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    I've yet to use mine; however, I just wrote a preview on them for a magazine I work for. The basics are they lay flat on the water when you use the right weight and rig them so that they are in place. You can also rig them as slip bobbers by pushing the end cap in and rotating it 180 degrees. The J-hook then fits into a pocket on the end cap with enough space so that your line will slip through the hook. These are US-made bobbers (by Bill Lewis Outdoors) and have a lifetime warranty. The bobbers are nearly indestructible--that's why the warranty. I weight 250, put one on the floor and stood on it. It didn't break or crack. However, because I rocked back and forth on it, I broke the upper stem.

    Supposedly, they will cast "30 to 40 yards", but I've not tested that...there are three sizes--the ultralight rated for a 1/16-ounce or lighter jig and the panfish and gamefish versions that are rated for 1/8-ounce or lighter jig. There are several different colors including a glow,

    Can't wait to fish 'em.
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    I use them.
    Even Walmart sells em now.
    I use the smallest size. I think it's 31/4"?
    They cast great n work good for me. great for kids cause the cast so far easily.

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    I just recently purchased and used them,they do work,I think I wrote," They cast like a rocket,and land like one ".I caught several fish using the smallest rocket bobber,and will keep them in my arsenal,I do like the slip to non slip adjustment.That said,I fished the rocket bobber,vs a generic thill mini bite recently to see any subtle or glaring differences.
    The rocket bobber can cast a mile,allowing me to keep a distance from nesting gills,but it's rather noisy entrance caused the bite to be slower ( imho ).the generic mini bite,won't cast as far,exspecialy in wind,but the near noiseless entry seemed to not disturb the fish,thus I seemed to get quicker takes on the mini bite.
    I'm not saying one caught more than the other,I will use both depending on conditions,calm conditions,the mini bite or similar style float will be my go to.Less than calm conditions,the rocket would be better.As far as the rocket out catching a round bobber,that I can believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaker View Post
    ... the generic mini bite,won't cast as far ...

    None of the shy bites (mini or otherwise) are meant to be cast. People obviously do cast them, but that's not what they're designed for.
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    Yeah,a cast of 15' is considered record breaking for me

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    I am trying to catch up with the locals who all keep their brush piles quite a ways off shore and they are casting experts so I bought a rocket and yes it will go farther than the big weighted bobbers IMO.

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    I've got 3 different types of the rocket bobber. I like them. Eliminates the need for split shot above the jig. Have caught many fish on them
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjackson View Post
    I've yet to use mine; however, I just wrote a preview on them for a magazine I work for. The basics are they lay flat on the water when you use the right weight and rig them so that they are in place. You can also rig them as slip bobbers by pushing the end cap in and rotating it 180 degrees. The J-hook then fits into a pocket on the end cap with enough space so that your line will slip through the hook. These are US-made bobbers (by Bill Lewis Outdoors) and have a lifetime warranty. The bobbers are nearly indestructible--that's why the warranty. I weight 250, put one on the floor and stood on it. It didn't break or crack. However, because I rocked back and forth on it, I broke the upper stem.

    Supposedly, they will cast "30 to 40 yards", but I've not tested that...there are three sizes--the ultralight rated for a 1/16-ounce or lighter jig and the panfish and gamefish versions that are rated for 1/8-ounce or lighter jig. There are several different colors including a glow,

    Can't wait to fish 'em.
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