At a Glance: Floats, Bobbers & Indicators
Floats, bobbers and indicators are designed to float in the water, above a lure or bait, while attached to the fishing line. Along with letting an angler know where a lure is in the water, a float will also get pulled under when a fish is hooked on the line.
Floats, bobbers and indicators can be created out of several buoyant materials like plastic, balsa, cork, foam and yarn. There are several different types of floats and bobbers, including: pencil and stick, round and drift.