Shotgun bobbins!

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Shotgun bobbins!

Post by Fish » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:11 pm

As its shooting season here at the moment by boys are out beating most days and are bringing home lots pheasants and partridge and this week a feed sack full of spent shotgun shells,there are so many things to do with them fro christmas decor to whistles,however two of these were destined to be strike bobbins,basically i drilled the percussion cap out fitted a piece of wood inside the shell,drilled the top out and glued a hair pin in place,the brass end i screwed an eyed screw into the percussion cap hole and attached a brass bath plug chain.
It works a treat showing bites and i landed a fair few fish today using it in conjunction with a small arseley bomb and worm.
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so I have shown you mine lets see your strike bobbins!
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Re: Shotgun bobbins!

Post by Paul D » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:21 pm

Nice job Fish! I tend to use a good traditional bottle top ( quite hard to find these days).
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Re: Shotgun bobbins!

Post by Old Man River » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:33 pm

Shotgun Cartridges make very good feeders too !

Does anybody still use monkey climbers, I use one quite regularly, it has an adjustable weight so you can alter it to the conditions.They come up occasionally on car boot sales , but I found mine years ago in a farm pond when it was very low. Maybe a project there for Mr Fish to " whittle" away an hour or so making one.

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Re: Shotgun bobbins!

Post by Fish » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:28 pm

Old Man River wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Shotgun Cartridges make very good feeders too !

Does anybody still use monkey climbers, I use one quite regularly, it has an adjustable weight so you can alter it to the conditions.They come up occasionally on car boot sales , but I found mine years ago in a farm pond when it was very low. Maybe a project there for Mr Fish to " whittle" away an hour or so making one.

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wasnt that a stick with a bobbin that slid up and down?
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Re: Shotgun bobbins!

Post by Olly » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:16 pm

Monkey climber - came from the item below!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=monke ... 5zOlG0iQCM:

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Re: Shotgun bobbins!

Post by Old Man River » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:42 am

Fish wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Old Man River wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Shotgun Cartridges make very good feeders too !

Does anybody still use monkey climbers, I use one quite regularly, it has an adjustable weight so you can alter it to the conditions.They come up occasionally on car boot sales , but I found mine years ago in a farm pond when it was very low. Maybe a project there for Mr Fish to " whittle" away an hour or so making one.

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wasnt that a stick with a bobbin that slid up and down?


Here you go Mr Fish... sorry about the picture quality, but its easy to see how they work, mine slides on a bit of red painted garden cane so I can see it against reeds etc..

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Re: Shotgun bobbins!

Post by Tengisgol » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:49 am

I'm just in the process of making some shotgun cartridge bobbins! I am going to just use the brass bit but add some balsa dowel where the plastic part is.
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Re: Shotgun bobbins!

Post by Fish » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:56 pm

oh i see ,cool
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