How to Make a Fishing Bobber

How to Make a Fishing Bobber
Fishermen have long taken pride in using rods they have built themselves, or using bait they have raised or harvested. The bobbers used for suspending bait and indicating strikes can also be handmade. It makes the already enjoyable fishing experience even more gratifying to know that you are catching fish on something you have made with your own hands.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Dried corncobs
  • Sandpaper
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • 1/4 inch drill bit
  • Knife
  • Waterproof varnish
Step 1
Take a piece of extra-coarse sandpaper and use it to smooth up the surface of the dried corncob.
Step 2
Saw the corncob into various lengths to fit your fishing needs. Common sizes might be from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches thick.
Step 3
Drill 1/4-inch holes right through the center of the corncob.
Step 4
Make a small slot on one end of a piece of 1/4-inch dowel rod with a knife, and then push the dowel rod through the hole in the cob so that it sticks out about the same amount on the top and the bottom.
Step 5
Dip the bobber into some waterproof varnish, allow it to dry, and you are ready to go fishing.

Tips & Warnings

You can remove the dowel rod center and then use it as slip-type bobber.


Article Written By Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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