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Old 01-19-2020, 06:33 PM   #1
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Question Bling or No Bling?

Just started tying my own pompano rigs after hearing that smaller hooks are better and the smallest I see in pre-made rigs are #4 or 6 wide gaps. I bought a bunch of #1 circles and commenced to preparing for pompano season. All the pre-made rigs I see have fluorescent beads, and/or small floats above the hooks. So my questions is... are the beads and floats useful attractants for fish, or just added to attract buyers? TIA
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:48 PM   #2
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I like the bling when I'm using natural bait such as shrimp or sandfleas. When I'm using fishbites I don't use the I feel that the colored fishbites are flashy enough.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:44 PM   #3
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If the bait comes off, at least you have an artificial bait that entices a bite....Bling for sure...maybe not in crystal clear water though.....
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:57 AM   #4
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Floats serve not only as an attractant but allow for your bait to be presented above the bottom, where it's less susceptible crabs & other unwanted bottom dwelling scavengers. As Fairpoint mentioned, crystal clear water conditions will frequently produce more quality bites fishing a naked rig (hooks only).
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