General Fishing Discussion

Best slip float?

5/8/16 @ 4:48 PM
User since 4/28/08

We do a lot of slip float fishing for walleye and crappie. I have tried a lot of different brands of slip floats and bobber stops. What is your favorite brand or kind? I bought some cheaper ones this winter and had 3 come apart opening day. Hoping to get some new ideas or find something I may have missed or never heard of before. Hope you all had a good opener, walleyes were all short for us but we found the crappies in the evening and made up for it.

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5/2/23 @ 9:40 AM
Oak & Iron Outdoors
User since 6/18/22
I've tried many and my personal favorite is the Tackle Beacon, Lucky Jack bobbers. I can turn the light on and off when needed. Brass grommets. The way they sit I can tell when the terminal end ticks the bottom or weeds. They are also heavy enough and aerodynamic enough to make long accurate casts.

2/16/23 @ 11:36 AM
User since 8/29/06
Thill pro series. I use both weighted and unweighted depending on how far I need to cast. I also insert a brass eyelet into the bottom tube to prevent the line from cutting into the plastic. They last me around 3 years, then the paint starts to crack and the balsa starts to chip.

2/8/23 @ 2:05 AM
User since 12/7/05

I use two different slip bobbers for walleye and crappie...for walleye I primarily use the Walleye Stalker. These keep your line below the surface and sit low in the water when properly weighted, which minimizes wind drift and detects more subtle bites.

For crappies and panfish, I use the round Northland Lite Bite slip bobbers, which are offered in several shapes and sizes. They have a brass grommet which helps line slide through them and they are inexpensive but more durable in my experience than Thill slip bobbers.

2/7/23 @ 11:49 AM
User since 8/24/07

James, I tried those on Sunday for the first time. Really wish I'd started using them sooner. They'd been sitting in my box for the last two seasons lol. Now I don't wind up with a cylinder of ice inside the slip bobber when I move!

2/2/23 @ 11:15 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 2/16/04

Sorry to come in late but I find foam wagglers like in the pics to be my new favorites. They slip on the line and a feisty bass can shake them off but I'm used to slip on bobbers. The longer ones work in a chop which is pretty common on Green Bay.

6/4/22 @ 5:03 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 9/4/12

Thill Wobble Bobber without a doubt my favorite. Easy to cast and action in waves.

6/4/22 @ 1:00 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 6/22/01

Everlasting Slip Bobber

I think this one has been mentioned before, but honestly I haven't found a better bobber, especially for the price. The one downfall on these is the paint tends to wear off on them, but it takes a while and the bobber isn't affected by the color, so I keep using it.  I've been using these for about 20 years now.

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