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#11543476 - 04/14/16 08:54 PM Slip or fixed cork
lookingfor25 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 2657
Loc: Cedar Creek, Tx
What is your preference, when it come to using a cork? I have both fixed and slip, but find myself using the slip more often. Just wondering what y'all prefer. And which one is better in your opinion!
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#11543488 - 04/14/16 09:00 PM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
acbrown1977 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/16
Posts: 67
Slip seems to work better for me.. gives me more ability to change up presentation

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#11543490 - 04/14/16 09:01 PM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
I.C.fish Offline
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 240
Loc: Red Oak TX
slip 98% of the time. just not a fixed fan.
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#11543516 - 04/14/16 09:10 PM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
Mac817 Offline
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Registered: 04/14/13
Posts: 403
Loc: Texas
I use a fixed for water around 5 feet of water or less. I belive the fixed is more sensitive than the slip,but even so I prefer the slip because it can be fished at deeper depths and usually cast more accurately.
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#11543584 - 04/14/16 09:43 PM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
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Loc: mckinney, tx
If I use a bobber it's almost always in water 1-5' so I'm a fixed fan just because they're must easier to rig
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#11543729 - 04/14/16 10:31 PM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
Ruffneck2000 Online   content
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Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 1206
Loc: tx
Slip, more options plain and simple!
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#11543754 - 04/14/16 10:38 PM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
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It depends on a few factors...what action do I want my jig to have when I pop it, how heavy is the structure I am fishing, and how deep am I fishing...deeper than three feet, I want a slip cork...in very heavy tangles or if I am fishing reeds/cat tails, I want a slip cork....if less than three feet, wanting a forward moverment (versus a jumping/falling movement) or drifting by stumps, rocks, etc, then fixed is the only way to go...it really does make a difference as to what action you want your jig doing....

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#11543789 - 04/14/16 10:50 PM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
JigandJeep Offline
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Registered: 01/20/15
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I'll use the slip when I'm fishing it deeper than my rig will allow. I don't understand the advantage to having a slip float if you're fishing within the comfortable casting range of your rod with a fixed float. Sometimes I think people jump on to the trend and then look down on the easier method.

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#11543876 - 04/15/16 12:02 AM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
moonriver Offline
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Posts: 4579
Depend.
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#11543904 - 04/15/16 01:21 AM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
Jignpig65 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 277
Loc: Paris Texas
Slip unless you are fishing less than 2 ft deep without casting. Casting slip works a lot better for accuracy and presentation.

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#11543995 - 04/15/16 06:51 AM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
wacorusty Offline
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Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 136
Slip

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#11544025 - 04/15/16 07:19 AM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
Jig Man Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Over here...
I use both but a fixed will detect a liter bite... IMO
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#11544209 - 04/15/16 09:15 AM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
lookingfor25 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 2657
Loc: Cedar Creek, Tx
Thank you guys for the replies! I have been using a slip cork up shallow, mainly because it was already riged, and I had to cast a ways out. I will try a fixed cork next.

Thanks
lookingfor25
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#11544240 - 04/15/16 09:29 AM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: crapicat]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1849
Loc: Beckville, TX
Originally Posted By: crapicat
It depends on a few factors...what action do I want my jig to have when I pop it, how heavy is the structure I am fishing, and how deep am I fishing...deeper than three feet, I want a slip cork...in very heavy tangles or if I am fishing reeds/cat tails, I want a slip cork....if less than three feet, wanting a forward moverment (versus a jumping/falling movement) or drifting by stumps, rocks, etc, then fixed is the only way to go...it really does make a difference as to what action you want your jig doing....

Don't use a cork often but I never thought about forward motion vs bobbing motion. I'll start taking that into consideration. Thanks!

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#11544344 - 04/15/16 10:09 AM Re: Slip or fixed cork [Re: lookingfor25]
Grainraiser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2401
Loc: Mesquite TX
I can't remember the last time I used a fixed float. I use slip corks 100% of the time.

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