The highly versatile Barrel Bobbin kits include everything required to provide excellent bite indication in most carp fishing situations.
Available in seven colours – white PTFE and red, blue, purple, orange, green and yellow acrylic. The kits comprise:
• Barrel Bobbin with interchangeable ball clips
• Interchangeable grip clips
• 3” and 7” reversible stainless ball chains
• 3g stainless add-on weight
• Stainless hockey stick
All components apart from the ball chain are machined in the UK in our own factory, ensuring exceptional quality and precision. The bobbins have an aesthetically pleasing barrel shape – a refreshing departure from the standard cylindrical shape of most bobbins.
The PTFE bobbin set at 5g, 8g and 11g by reversing the chain and including the add-on weight.. .. and the hockey stick when the weights are reversed. The two stainless ball chains have a unique feature where we have used a plastic connector at one end and a 3g stainless connector at the other. This allows the chain to be simply reversed to add weight to the bobbin when required.
Also adding the 3g stainless add-on weight integrated into the hockey stick increases the weight further and means that the PTFE bobbin can be used at weights of 5g, 8g or 11g and the acrylic bobbins at 3g, 6g or 9g. This makes for a highly versatile set up suitable for everything from slack line fishing where a light bobbin is used to tight line fishing at range with the weight of the bobbin increased to the maximum.
The optional extra Metal Head All the bobbins have the E-S-P logo neatly etched on the back For long range specialists there is also a stainless Metal Head bobbin available separately. This weighs 15g and with the stainless chain connector and add-on weight incorporated, can be increased to a weighty 21g.
This extra weight improves bite indication at range on a tight line and especially in windy conditions. Kev Hewitt favours the Metal Head for most of his fishing and especially when zig fishing at range with a heavy lead where it comes into play for indicating drop backs. Interchangeable ball clips and grip clips The interchangeable line clips simply allow the bobbin to be fished running on the line with the ball clips, or gripping the line ‘Elstow style’ with the grip clips. The 3” ball chain is best suited to this set up, with the bobbin fished on a short drop near the bite alarm. Also available are super bright isotopes designed to fit the slot in the bobbin. These are sleeved in a clear PVC tube which not only protects the glass isotope but also provides a snug interference fit in the slot without the need for glue or sealant. An excellent bite indication set up which is precision made and not only highly practical and versatile but really looks the part too!