How to Attach a Float to a Fishing Line

How to Attach a Float to a Fishing Line
A good way to teach children how to fish is to employ a float, often called a bobber. By utilizing a bobber, you can suspend the bait in the water when fishing for aggressive species such as pumpkinseeds and bluegills. The bobber helps a child recognize when a fish is biting; the float is pulled under water when the fish strikes.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to Attach a Float to a Fishing Line

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing pole Fishing reel Round fishing float
  • Fishing pole
  • Fishing reel
  • Round fishing float
Step 1
Determine the depth of the body of water in which you'll fish. If you do not know the exact depth, estimate it so you will have a better idea of how far from the hook to attach your bobber on the fishing line. You do not want to be fishing with a float in water so shallow that the bait still winds up sitting on the bottom.
Step 2
Hold the bobber upside down between your middle and index fingers and push on the top button with your thumb to pop out the catch on the bottom of the float.
Step 3
Loop the fishing line twice around the catch on the bottom of the bobber at the spot on the line that you have determined is the best to place the float. By wrapping it around twice, you keep the float from slipping on the fishing line.
Step 4
Turn over the float so it is right-side up. Place your thumb on the bottom catch so that it cannot come out when the top button is pressed. Push down on the side of the top button with your index finger to allow the top catch to pop up.
Step 5
Wrap the fishing line around the top catch. This will be easier if you have the open end of this catch facing away from your index finger. Release the button, and your float will be attached and ready to go.

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