Have you ever heard of anyone using a wine cork for fishing tackle?
The rig looks like this:
-- Standard FF rig.
-- But a really long hook line.
-- put a hole into the cork; then put the hook line through the cork, followed by wrapping the cork and tying the line around the cork.
-- So the cork in like stuck half way down the hook line.
Does this description make sense?
The thought is that crabs steal bottom bait and this cork lifts the bait just off the bottom. Also, might add some motion to the bait?
Has anyone ever seen something like this being used???
forget the float - crabs can swim from the bottom to get at your bait anyway. Also, floats are not nice to cast and cut down on distance. The only time I use a float in the surf is if I am using one "bonito splasher" style - fill one of the large cast a bubbles up halfway with water and attach a long 4" leader below it with a white bucktail. Really works good for casting to feeding feed on top...
forget the float - crabs can swim from the bottom to get at your bait anyway.
Exactly right.Also, many of the fish we target are feed on the bottom, not sort of on the bottom. Colored corks may provide some attraction but they don't float your bait up off the bottom out of the reach of crabs.