What bobbin cord...

Philip

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 3, 2008
Messages
4,268
Reaction score
111
...the cord you attach your bobbin to your bank stick with to stop it flying into the lake when you strike...

Ball chains, string, line, leadcore, shoe laces...tried a few but have never really been 100% happy.

What do you use and why ?
 

valetudoguy

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 11, 2012
Messages
107
Reaction score
10
Never really thought about it, but I wonder if nylon strimmer cord would do a job a little stiffer than usual but I suppose that could work in the anglers favour.
 

John Keane

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
3,196
Reaction score
4
Location
North West
I’ve found that the string from a tampax works well for a short period... :eek:mg:
 

shane99

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 9, 2015
Messages
375
Reaction score
0
Location
Essex
My mate makes bobbins & he uses a really thick braid. I think its from the upholstery trade.
 

S-Kippy

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 2, 2006
Messages
11,850
Reaction score
212
Location
Stuck on the chuffin M25 somewhere between Heathro
I often prefer cord to chain and Imm dacron cord from Hobbycraft is the best I've found. Its not perfect but its not bad and cheap as chips.

I wish Gardner sold spare cords for their Nano bugs. That is perfick but it cant be in 2 places at the same time and I dont like moving stuff between bags as the Law of Sod decrees that whatever I need will be in the other bag. It happened to me on Thursday. The bobbins I wanted were 30 odd miles away.
 

Jeff Woodhouse

Moaning Marlow Meldrew
Joined
Jan 2, 2002
Messages
24,572
Reaction score
10
Location
Subtropical Buckinghamshire
I used Solar indicator with the ball chains not really thinking about it too much until I struck a fish one day and the chain broke just as the indicator came off the line. Up in the air it went and into the water not 6 inches from the bank. Could I find it? I searched for ages with my hands and arms grubbing around in silt and all to no avail. Since then I've used chains and really heavy ones on Nash indicators, but these days I tend to use just one rod as a sleeper and that has a titanium spring based indicator and damned good it is too.
 

John Keane

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
3,196
Reaction score
4
Location
North West
Using Swingers enables one to be free of bobbin cords and they can be counterbalanced to do exactly as you like.
 
Top