How To Save Money On Popping Corks (2 Simple Tips)

By: Tony Acevedo on February 26, 2020
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Want to learn how to make your popping corks last longer?

The slitted corks with the pin are great because they’re easy to remove or move up or down your leader if you’re changing depths.

However, they don’t always last long because the leader digs in the cork and it causes it to loosely slide around.

In this video, I’m going to share with you two ways to stop this from happening so you can get more out of your corks and save money on them.

Let’s dive in!

How To Save Money On Popping Corks [VIDEO]

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The first way to stop the cork from sliding up and down is to simply wrap the line around the cork, instead of just running it through the middle.

The good thing about this method is that it does a good job of holding the line in place, it’s very quick, and it requires no additional parts.

The bad thing is that if you hook into a big fish, the line may break the cork since it’s wrapped around it.

The other way is to use bobber stops.

Bobber stops are rubber stoppers that keep the cork from sliding up and down the line.

You just put bobber stops above and below the cork and cinch them down to the cork so that it cannot move.

Now the big mistake that most people make when using bobber stops and slitted corks is that they thread the line through the pin.

Since the cork is already loose on the pin, this may result in the cork actually sliding off of it.


rigging a popping cork with slit

If you want to get more out of your slitted popping corks when the inside is worn out, you can:

  1. Double the line around the cork (if you’re not in an area with big fish).
  2. Use bobber stops to stop the line from sliding up and down the cork.

Have any questions about getting more life out of your bobbers?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Thomas Manley
25 days ago

thanks tony for this quick fix. I will definitely be adding some of them to my tackle kits.

Mike Johnson
4 months ago

Simply make two or three twists around the length of the stopper before inserting it in the bobber.

p d
p d
4 months ago

Slotted corks (bobbers) are close to useless in my opinion because, even when properly set up behind the stick and opposite the slot, they can easily allow the line to work around to the slot and come off of the rig. Unslotted corks can be hard to find but can be found on the internet. Without the slot these corks stay put on the line because the cork doesn’t flex with no slot. Further, unslotted corks can be moved up and down the line at will by pulling the stick to customize the hook location depending on water depth.

Curtis Thompson
4 months ago
Reply to  p d

Hadn’t heard of the unslotted corks. Have had same problems. Thanks for the info.