~ Bowtie Family
"BEST IDEA" in fishing floats!
"I went fishing the
other day, and used a new item which I found really great. One
was a bowtie and one a corker. They are basically corks, but
with a twist. Both of them floated high in the water and was
two toned bright colors, which made for easy visibility. I found
them great for marking troutlines and lim lines or jug lines.
If you have a chance to use them, they were a pleasure to use."
Shelby G. Dixson
Owner of Shelby's Catfish Candy Mfg. Co.
Featured in Wichita Eagle
April 23, 2006
Featured on Jim Porter's
Guide to Bass Fishing website
We come across some interesting
fishing equipment at times. The latest is a bobber mad
by an outfit called Bowtie & Corker Float Mfg. Co.
There are two shapes of the bobber, but do exactly the same thing.
Here are some of the characteristics
that seem to make this device ideal for shiner fishing in areas
of grass or wood:
1) It has a lot of facial
contact with the water, making it stay pretty much in place even
in the wind. This resistance characteristic also makes
it harder for a shiner to swim and drag the bobber, thus maybe
cutting down on the lines getting crossed. That ain't bad.
Most get blown to heck and back by winds. We may be able
to fish the bobbers and the shiners at other than downwind positions
and have them hold in place longer.
2) (NOTE: This bobber
is rigger slip-bobber style, using a bobber stop for depth control.)
When you start to retrieve the bobber and shiner/live bait, the
resistance to the water makes the bobber stay pretty much in
place while the shiner/live bait is drawn vertically to the bobber.
Once the bait is up to the bobber, the whole rig can be retrieved.
The reason this has so much promise is that this lifts the hook
nearly straight up and keeps us from dragging the bait and getting
hung on wood or grass. Sounds like a winner for tossing
live bait into holes in the grass.
3) The bobber is shaped
like a roll of quarters lying on its side. There is a hole
in the center of the side of the roll, going through to the other
side. The interior of the bobber is weighted in an offset
manner so that the bobber floats with the hole openings in a
horizontal position (i.e., side to side). The bobber is
painted two colors. When the bobber is at rest, one color
faces the angler. If a fish pulls on the line, it causes
the bobber to rotate so the hole through it(in which the line
passes) is up-and-down. That slight rotation causes the
other color to come into view. Even light bites or an active
shiner signals activity with the changes to the color pattern.
I would think this is a more applicable to small bobber and panfish
applications where light bites are hard to detect.
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