The photos at right show the damage to a Brand X slip
bobber that I actually used during the month of May, 1998, for
weekend fishing on my native Houghton Lake, Michigan. Note the deep
cut at the bottom of the center hole on the plastic stop bead, and
also how the terminal end is chewed up. The line I used was my
personal favorite, 6 lb. test TrileneTM
XL monofilament. The float was set at a depth of 8 to 10 feet, baited
with a 1/16 oz. jig. Remember, this damage was caused by mono;
can you imagine what something like FirelineTM
Brand X plastic stop bead
(photo by Bud Palin-Gaylord)
Why should you care about this? Because using a float
like this will prevent
you from catching fish. Your line will become
snagged in the cut in the stop bead, not allowing your bait to reach
the depth you intend, and worse, you probably won't know it's
happening. The damaged surfaces of the bobber will
damage your line, causing you to lose
fish through break offs. I know these things happen, because they've
happened to me. And, if you use slip bobbers, chances are that there
is at least one in your tackle box right now that looks about like this.
Brand X terminal end
That's why I invented the ESB,
the slip bobber that works better, faster, longer, every time! For
about the same price you're paying now for something that doesn't.
The photos at right show the ESB glass stop bead and
brass terminal end guard. I used this actual float for 4
months, with mono and FirelineTM.
With it, I caught walleyes, bass, bluegills, sunfish, perch, pike,
trout, and one 12 lb. salmon. As you can see, it's not in the least
damaged. And if I hadn't cut it up so I could scan it for you, it
would work as well tomorrow as it did the day I made it.
ESB glass stop bead
Yes, it is a simple idea, but it produces the most
reliable and fastest slip bobber in the world. This is not about
having to plunk down a few bucks every couple weeks for new slip
bobbers - it's about whether you can trust a simple piece of fishing
tackle to do what it's supposed to do.
How much is your fishing time worth?
If you ever
use slip floats, you owe it to yourself to click through the links
below. Because if you're not using an ESB,
you might not really be fishing.
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