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Is The Slip Bobber That Much More Effective?

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I know this sounds like a kid question but ya'll bear with me.  I was going through some of my old fishing stuff and noticed a few slip bobbers.  I never got around to using them but I was thinking about it today and I wonder how much more effective they really are.  

 

As we all know, the clip bobber restricts you to a certain depth based upon where you place the bobber on the line.  Isn't the slip bobber basically the same thing because it's stopped by the bobber stop?  You still have to move the bobber stopper up and down the line based upon what depth you want to fish so basically, isn't it just the same thing?  Even if you release more of your line through the slip bobber into the water, it won't indicate a strike because the bobber stopper isn't there?  Am I misunderstanding something fellas?

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I like them better. They cast much better and can be set much deeper while remaining castable. You can also work the bait easier with a slip bobber. After growing up with clip bobbers, I can't see ever going back to them.

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clip bobbers are not nearly as useful as slip bobbers.  You can adjust depth very easily and also it doesn't crimp the line.   Casting is way easier too when you are fishing deeper.

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The slip bobber is usually a streamline shape for easy long cast, the bobber stop placed on the line above the bobber. When a fish takes the bait the fish pulls the bobber under the water with little water resistance, excellent for fish like trout.

The float N fly technique uses a pear shape clip on bobber that has higher resistance to being pulled under the water by the fish and the resistance sets the sharp hook. The clip on bobbers pear shape bobbing motion gives the lure action as it rides ripples and waves that a slip bobber doesn't do as well do to it's low water resistance shape.

Tom

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I prefer the clip on type provided I'm not fishing really deep and not needing a really accurate cast. 

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If you want to get into deep water, slip bobbers are much better, id say anything over 3 feet a slip bobber comes into play.

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I only use slip bobber now with bobber stoppers. So much easier to cast and adjust the depth.

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The slip reduces line twist as well. The bobber is allowed to rotate around the main line. It is a much better casting set up as well. By far the better set up.

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