The two stainless ball chains have a unique feature where ESP 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.
For long range specialists there is also a stainless Metal Head bobbin (product code 17119) 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.
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 3ins 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 (product code 17120) 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!
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