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How do you keep a bullet worm weight from sliding up and down your line?

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Go to Bass Pro and get there rubber bobber stops,I think they are like $ 2.00.

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Yeah BPS Bobber Stops are your best bet. They are a little tough to get on 65 lb braid tho, but they will slide on with some effort.

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Eagle Claw or Danielson bobber stops. See pic.

They came in line pound test ratings of 2-4, 4-8, 8-12 and 12-20. This is for mono/copoly lines.

I use a lower pound bobber stop rating than my line size. For example for Trilene XL 10# I use the 2-4. For 17# Original Stren I use 8-12. If you don't drop down in pound rating for these bobber stops they don't do a good job of holding the sinker next to the hook on a hook set. Experiment as line sizes are different in same pound rating.

When you put the line thru the loop grab both end of the line and pull hard to cause a kink in the mono, then spit on the bobber stop and line and slowly pull the bobber stop onto the line.

The big advantage of a bobber stop is that if you have to re-rig you don't have to peg your sinker.

Sometimes I will place a bobber stop above and below the sinker thus permitting moving the sinker up the line to keep the bait off the bottom.

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There are also pegging systems you can buy, but you can always go old school and wedge a toothpick inside the weight and break it off. The water will make the wood swell and hold it tight.

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I do the toothpick method.

Make sure to use round ones.

Contrary to popular oppinion, I have never had a break off to my knowledge from the toothpick 'pinching' my line.

Bobberstops are trully the way to go....but if you're a cheap skate llike me...toothpicks work fine.

1000 for $1 at the dollar store.

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You could also look at the Peg-it system. I've used the Peg-It 2 system for a couple of years before going to the bobber stops. The Peg-it 2 is smaller than the Peg-it and works better with typical lead bullet sinkers or others that have a smaller opening.

I found the Peg-it system more cumbersome when needing to change sinkers. Threading the "stop" into the sinker and out the top requires more dexterity than a simple tooth pick system suggested above.

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I've used the tooth pick and the bobber stops in the past and they work.

More recently I've been simply tying a short 3 or 4 wrap Uni knot around the line in front of the weight.

Works nicely. If the hole in the weight is too large where the knot would slip right through the hole, I put a small bead in front of the weight. Old Braid is the material of choice, like 50lb is good, and I Double the line when I tie it for a very secure hold.

A-Jay

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I would try these to see if work. you can also get them in clear. You can always double up if need to and even adjust your leader length if need be.

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The nice thing about the bobber stops is that you can slide the bobber stop up your line if you change your mind and want the weight move up and down the line.

Another cool thing that I do on most of my T-rigs is to put a bobber stop on first then the weight,then the beads and then another bobber stop. What this does for me,is now I can make into a C-rig by just pushing both bobber stops up the line about 12 to 18 in.'s and peg it there.And if you want your T-rig again just push the bobber stops back down onto the head of the bait! The last bobber stop also helps protect the knot.

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Or just go buy some Florida Screw in weights and call it good.

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Keep in mind that unless you are fishing really heavy cover you do not want to peg the slip sinker.

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Bobber stops for me because the don't slip as often. I have had trouble with toothpics staying pegged, but maybe that's just me?

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I use toothpicks, do NOT like the rubber inserts because they're a pain to get out of the weight and will be getting some bobber stoppers soon.

A few notes:

While using a stopper in front and behind the weight is a good shortcut to a C-rig it takes a lot of feeling away from the bait by having the weight secured to the line ahead of the bait. If the line is allow to slide freely through the weight it greatly increases your feel with the bait. This is a greater concern the heavier weight you use.

Using a bobber stopper on top only allows the weight to push against the hook on the hookset which pushes the hook point up if you're using a snell knot. Otherwise the snell doesn't work as well.

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Go to Bass Pro and get there rubber bobber stops,I think tey are like $ 2.00.

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