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What's The Purpose of Florescent Beads?

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What is the Purpose of Florescent Beads on a Fishing Rig?

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If you’re new to fishing, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of tools used for the sport. Of all of these tools, a fishing rig is one of the most important. In the most basic terms, a rig can be defined as a collection of objects that are used for fishing.


Fishing rigs can consist of one – or several – items, including:

  • Lines
  • Lures
  • Bobbers
  • Sinkers
  • Swivels
  • Beads


Each of these items serves a very important function. Beads serve a variety of functions. They are available in several different materials, such as plastic, brass, and even glass. Beads are also available in various sizes such as 3mm or 5 mm, and shapes; round, oval, or even spherical, for example. They also come in a wide range of colors. In this article, we are going to discuss the purpose – or purposes – of fluorescent fishing beads.


They Attract Fish


Beads are a great way to add some attention to your line. As mentioned, they come in a variety of sizes and materials, like plastic, brass, and even glass. When the bang together, they create noise, and that noise can attract the attention of fish, drawing them to your line – and eventually, to your lure. If you’re fishing in dark and murky or deep waters, fluorescent beads grab even more attention. Fish will not only be drawn to the sound that they make, but they’ll also be mesmerized by the color. Fish are strongly guided by their sense of hearing and sight, so using fluorescent fishing beads will serve double duty, as they appeal to both of these senses.


They Offer Protection


In addition to attracting fish, beads also offer protection for your knots, which are positioned between the sinker and the weight. That position often leads to deterioration of your knot. Beads serve as kind of a buffer between the sinker and the weight, thereby preventing the knot from being rubbed against and protecting it from deterioration.


They Secure Tackle in Place


Fishing beads also help to secure terminal tackle in place. Tackle can move about when it’s under water. Adding a fishing bead to the line can help to keep it in place.


They Add Weight


Fishing beads also help to add weight to the line, which is particularly helpful if you are fishing in deeper water. Glass and brass beads are the best choice for this function, as they are obviously heavier than plastic; however, fluorescent beads are usually available in plastic or glass, so choose glass if your goal is
to increase the weight of your line.


They Distinguish Rigs


A lot of anglers use fishing beads as a way to distinguish their different rigs. For example, you could attach fluorescent beads to one type of rig and bold colored beads on another type of rig. With a quick glance, you’ll be able to tell which rig to grab.

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