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Im interested to hear about what guys have done to stop their bullet weights from sliding down their line, usually with a texas rig. I have seen some of those rubber stoppers but have never tried them. I thought of using tungsten putty, but that could get expensive. Also, is this something i should even be worried about?

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I only worry about it in thick grass. I use the 6th sense stoppers they work great.

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Get 6th sense stoppers from tw. very easy to put on and cheap. No reason to waste time or money on anything other than bobber stoppers (should be called weight stoppers now)

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Get 6th sense stoppers from tw. very easy to put on and cheap. No reason to waste time or money on anything other than bobber stoppers (should be called weight stoppers now)

$2 for the 6th sense on tw, definitely giving them a shot. Do you lose them often?

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The BPS Sinker Stops work great. Super easy to use. You get 45 of them for about $2 so it's a really good deal as well.

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The rubber bobber stoppers work great.

Easiest way to do it. Nice thing is that if you change sinkers you can just push them up the line, retie, then slide them back in place. Even if I switch to a jig I'll just push them down to right above the knot. Doesn't bother the fish, acts as a buffer for my knot from sharp objects, and I don't have to break out a new one next time I put on a T-rig. Of course if you're not a cheapskate like I am you can always just replace it instead. 

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Easiest way to do it. Nice thing is that if you change sinkers you can just push them up the line, retie, then slide them back in place. Even if I switch to a jig I'll just push them down to right above the knot. Doesn't bother the fish, acts as a buffer for my knot from sharp objects, and I don't have to break out a new one next time I put on a T-rig. Of course if you're not a cheapskate like I am you can always just replace it instead.

I use them the same way.

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Im going to find out which ones i like,as i added them to my TW order sunday evening. Some brands have 2 sizes. Light line&Heavy line. I ended up getting 3 different kinds to find the ones that work best? As i have never used them.

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I use the 6th sense ones from TW...they work with weights from 1/16th oz. to 1 1/4oz. have used theme on 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, and 20 lb flouro, and 10, 20, 30, + 50 lb braid with no problem. It's really a one size fits all deal. I do what Bluebasser86 does a lot of the time too, about the only time I have to "waste" one is when I have to change a flouro. leader because it's getting too short or something.

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Use the rubber bobber stoppers, one above the weight and one below.  Slide them up and down the line as you want. With the two of them, go from T-rig to C-rig and back again in just an instant.

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I use a piece of skirt material.

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The BPS Sinker Stops work great. Super easy to use. You get 45 of them for about $2 so it's a really good deal as well.

Also what I use. Simple cheap and effective.

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Toothpick. 

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Toothpick.

Yelp! If it aint broke why ya trying to fix it!

And no I aint had a line break!

The problem with a toothpick breaking your line is when wood gets wet it gets soft!

I buy 500 round toothpicks @ Wally World for $2, that's 1,000 pegs!

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  I tie my own jigs, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, so I always have loads of scrap strands from the skirts. I use them..the make a tool exactly alike the thread puller (for lack of the proper name) that pulls the thread through the bobbin.. simply slip that tool though the sinker that is already on your line, put a piece of skirt (rubber strands) material in the tool, and gently pull it back through the weight. Trim the excess and you're ready to go. The most expensive part of this is buying the thread puller (I don't know why I can not think of the right name at the moment) that will run $4-$6.00. You probably already have some spinnerbaits, jigs etc that have skirts that are falling apart, so the skirt material won't cost you a dime. Even if you had to buy a piece, it is cheap.

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  I tie my own jigs, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, so I always have loads of scrap strands from the skirts. I use them..the make a tool exactly alike the thread puller (for lack of the proper name) that pulls the thread through the bobbin.. simply slip that tool though the sinker that is already on your line, put a piece of skirt (rubber strands) material in the tool, and gently pull it back through the weight. Trim the excess and you're ready to go. The most expensive part of this is buying the thread puller (I don't know why I can not think of the right name at the moment) that will run $4-$6.00. You probably already have some spinnerbaits, jigs etc that have skirts that are falling apart, so the skirt material won't cost you a dime. Even if you had to buy a piece, it is cheap.

 

Bobbin Threader.

 

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Seriously folks, the oval sinker/bobber stops are excellent and if you can find them locally for $2-3 there is not a better option. They don't interfere with the sinker (I hated the rubber t stops as they push the weight off center) and like others mentioned you can just leave them on the line and slide them down to your jig etc when not using a weight.

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Nail knot with bobber stopper works great! They are cheap cheap cheap. Or if you want to get fancy buy yourself some Florida rig bullets. Basically the same thing as a bullet weight with the screw in post. Works great.

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Someone mentioned it already. BPS carries them. You get about 50 of them for $2. They come in combo of yellow, red, and black. A member from here turned me on to them and I have been using them ever since. 

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I use bobber stops from eagle claw though I may change because sometimes I have to use two to make sure the weight doesn't move. I really miss the tru-tungsten stops that were custom fit to their weights. Those things were solid

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I don't care for eagle claw stoppers

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