How to Manufacture a Fishing Bobber

How to Manufacture a Fishing Bobber
Fishing bobbers are used for a dual purpose when fishing. The bobber, while floating in the water, will bob when a fish nibbles on the bait, which gives the object its name. The float also helps set the fishing hook to the depth the fisherman wants, by suspending it in the water and not allowing it to sink further. Fishermen can move the bobber on the line to allow more or less line to be in the water.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Cork
  • Drill
  • Small drill bit
  • Small alligator clips
  • Paint (optional)
Step 1
Create a hole in the middle of a cork. You can use a cork from a wine bottle or purchase cork at a craft supply store. Push something like an ice pick through the cork to make the hole, or use a drill. If the cork is small, then the drill is a better choice, since something forced into a small cork might split it.
Step 2
Slide the cork onto your fishing line at the location you want. Bobbers are used to keep the fishing line from sinking too far in the water when you are trying to fish at a certain depth. They are also used as a way to see when a fish is nibbling at the bait by noticing the float being pulled into the water. Painting the cork will help you notice its movement better.
Step 3
Attach a small alligator clip on either side of the cork bobber once you have it in position. The clips will keep it in position.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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