As you’re reading this sentence, 17,482 sunfish have inhaled the lures of countless, clueless anglers without being detected. While you’re balking at that last statement, another 11,247 fishermen employing inferior spring bobbers on their ice rods missed fish. Stings a bit, don’t it?
Fact is, all those probe-like strike indicators you see dangling from the tips of ice rods offer inadequate bite transmitting tendencies. Some are overly rigid jobbers that yield little more sensitivity than the tip of your average rod. Other spring bobbers flip and flop all around your rod tip, creating tangled line and more hassle than the two-bits they’re worth.
Enter Frabill’s high-performance Titanium Spring Bobber. Examine the properties of this precious metal and you’ll immediately realize that it’s spontaneously the finest spring bobber on the market, offering unmatched durability; beautiful flexibility with total kink and bend elimination; virtual weightlessness; and superior transmission of everything from bluegill kisses to the cough of a crappie. Plus, everyone knows that ‘titanium’ is really cool, and has improved fishing gear across the board, freshwater and saltwater.
Professional ice guide and Frabill Pro Staff Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson interjected this nugget: “Any old spring bobber can show ‘down’ bites. A good angler can usually feel these on his rod tip anyway. But few wire indicators can transmit those ultra-subtle ‘rise’ bites. Frabill’s Titanium Spring Bobber does this better than any indicator I’ve seen—perceptibly rising and straighteningwhen panfish inhale and swim slightly up. I’d bet that ‘up’ bites outnumber ‘down’ bites atleast 3 to 1, which means you better have a Titanium Spring Bobber on the end of your rod.”
Not only is Frabill’s fine wire “bite-probe” constructed with hi-tech titanium, its no-bend/no-kink qualities allow for worry-free storage of ice rods; they emerge from the rod locker arrow straight and as nerve-ending sensitive as before. The Titanium Spring Bobber fits any combo in your arsenal, too—no goofy glue, tape or instructions required. And to prove that Frabill designers really listened to their pros, they even built in the ability to instantly fine-tune sensitivity. With heavier jigs, simply increase tension; while micro baits pulse best on a lighter setting.
Also related to ‘breathe-on-the-lure’ sensitivity is the action factor. The smooth, fluid movements of the Titanium Spring Bobber yield glossy, natural lure locomotion. Fish-head Gussy summarized, “The best openwater anglers are line-watchers. Likewise, the craftiest ice anglers are spring-bobber watchers—and these guys are going to drool over Frabill’s new Titanium Spring Bobber.”
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