See "In the Works"
for more information about hydrofoils as stabilizers.
Below is a small BulletBobber with a wing taped on the side. It will not flip when given a tug or in fast currents or trolling. When given a tug it held its attack angle remaining as stable as larger boards. However it didn't plow through waves like most boards but road over them. Observation: The water that is pushed up by the keel hits the wing preventing any roll. It maintained the perfect attack angle at any speed. KEEP IN MIND THE HYDROFOIL CAN BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TIPS AND TRICKS NOTED ON THIS PAGE TO BE EXTREMELY VERSATILE!
This one requires drilling a small hole, a toothpick, a plastic tail notched to fit around the toothpick and taped on both sides. Again it planed in out at a wide angle but would not flip when given a tug.
If you want to fish deep with the BulletBobber you can drill a 1/32Ē hole through the peg.
As you can see I didnít get all the way through before the drill bit came out the side but close is good enough.
To rig it thread everything like shown and then make a loop and put the peg in.
When you set the hook the loop will straighten out and everything will slide down the line so you can reel in.
If you are in a boat just hold the bobber and let your lure or bait drop to the bottom.
Then lift it up the distance you want to troll off the bottom and attach the BulletBobber with a loop.
Pull out the loop by hand a couple times to get the feel for the release sensitivity you want.
If for any reason you donít want it to flipÖ
Adding a clamp to a keel makes it much more difficult to flip direction and adding a larger clamp to the far wing makes it more stable by holding down a keel. Sliding the clamp a little forward or back can adjust the balance to handle heavier lures.
Fish the entire area inside the outlined area by using the fast current indicated by the cross hatched area.
Flip the lever so you can reel out line as fast as needed to work it across the fast currents and keeping it from diving.
If it goes into a dive I pull hard making the rod bend then give it slack so it comes back up and continue to work across the fast currents.
If the fish are down in the fast currents making it dive will take your lure or bait down.
Very light repetitive popping will make the BulletBobber jiggle, plane sideways and point up providing a flutter / jigging action.
The instructions explain weight limits, how to rig it, and how to bias the flipping one way or the other.