Bobbins?

Zerkalo

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What do you use?

Presumably I'm looking for different weight bobbins, one for a margin rod and one for open water?
 

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all blue Banshee bobbins from Defiant MPS - had his pods as well - fab tackle - went with my blue Delks and steel pod lol
 

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I could bore you for hours……

I use bobbins with screw on weights so I vary them to suit what I’m trying to achieve.

Ideally you want line clips that give you the option of being free running or fixed on the line. Eg kippa clips from Cygnet (was muddy waters).

Then a colour that you can see in low light conditions and room for an isotope if you plan to fish into dark.

There are 242 used sets on eBay so work out what you need and grab a bargain. Bobbins are fashion items so idiotic carp/specialist anglers change them all the time. As if it would catch them more fish !

Conversely If you want the best, gingert76’s suggestion is a good one. Defiant MPS understand how indicators actually work.
 

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These are the ones I've used for a while. The plain white ones.
 

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These are the ones I've used for a while. The plain white ones.
I think I might go for these as they seem versatile, and among the cheapest, plenty of time to decide though. They seem around the right weight for the fishing I will do, but that's guess work until I try them.
 

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Funny to read this thread and see the ubiquitous washing up bottle top as I been thinking about a manufactured item along the same lines.

It must have been on sale in the late 80's. I don't recall who made them but the kit comprised of two orange plastic balls, one about the size of a pea and the other a small grape. Each sphere was a one part moulding with the sphere in two parts connected by a loop of plastic. Your line fitted through the loop, a la washing up top. The sphere was hollow and then clipped togther. You could then add a shot of you your choice to the sphere to add weight as conditions dictated.

Included in the kit, again in bright orange plastic, was a keep which you whipped to the rod. The keeper had a female adapter which allows the spigot on the loop of the bobbin to clip into for transportation.

I have these fitted to a carp rod and also my JW Avon and damned good they were too. I mainly used them for stillwater bream and tench feeder fishing. I used them for quite a few years until I got into using quiver tip rods.
 

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Funny to read this thread and see the ubiquitous washing up bottle top as I been thinking about a manufactured item along the same lines.

It must have been on sale in the late 80's. I don't recall who made them but the kit comprised of two orange plastic balls, one about the size of a pea and the other a small grape. Each sphere was a one part moulding with the sphere in two parts connected by a loop of plastic. Your line fitted through the loop, a la washing up top. The sphere was hollow and then clipped togther. You could then add a shot of you your choice to the sphere to add weight as conditions dictated.

Included in the kit, again in bright orange plastic, was a keep which you whipped to the rod. The keeper had a female adapter which allows the spigot on the loop of the bobbin to clip into for transportation.

I have these fitted to a carp rod and also my JW Avon and damned good they were too. I mainly used them for stillwater bream and tench feeder fishing. I used them for quite a few years until I got into using quiver tip rods.
In the 90’s a pal of mine (Alan Pearce) marketed a brilliant light weight removable bobbin called a ‘ringle’. I’ve got some salted away somewhere.

It was basically a commercial (and better) version of a washing up bottle top. Genius.
 

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In the 90’s a pal of mine (Alan Pearce) marketed a brilliant light weight removable bobbin called a ‘ringle’. I’ve got some salted away somewhere.

It was basically a commercial (and better) version of a washing up bottle top. Genius.
Was this the Alan Pearce of River Stour, Bures Lake fame?
 

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Yes. He was a lovely guy and a good angler. RIP.
Small world eh? Alan was about five years older than myself and I got to know him through my father. Dad was a passionate photographer and also sold photographic equipment as part of his business and Alan was one of his customers and pals. I was in my early teens then and Dad mentioned I was fishing mad and Alan kindly took me fishing a number of times in and around the Halstead, Sudbury and Bures area. I lost touch with him as fishing took a back seat for a few years and it was probably late 80's / early 90's that I met him again through Len Head, who I got to know initially through work and then as his guest at Bures.

Years passed and I again met Alan again circa 2006 when I was setting up my Company's website. The owner of the Web Design business invited me over to discuss matters and blow me down Alan was working there as a Graphic Designer. We spoke of fishing again but sadly it didn't happen. He was a genuinely lovely chap.

Back to bobbins I just found an old photo taken at Bolingey, probably 1989, of my gear being "guarded" by John Castle's dog and in the tackle box is the orange glow of the bobbin. Was the the one Alan made?
 

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In the 90’s a pal of mine (Alan Pearce) marketed a brilliant light weight removable bobbin called a ‘ringle’. I’ve got some salted away somewhere.

It was basically a commercial (and better) version of a washing up bottle top. Genius.
The Ringle

I remember those.....I believe the late John Wilson was also a great advocate of Mr Pearce's design...
 
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