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I hope you like this BulletBobber

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:36 pm
by BulBob
I invented something neat for boatless fisherman.
It is what I always wanted so I nvented it but it wasn't easy.
I call it the BulletBobber.

It is little planer board that I put on my line and it flips direction when I give it a little tug.

Catch and Release or Fresh Catch of the Day on the Table.
Help our fish populations grow.

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:53 am
by Dhunter55
Send me a sample and I'll field test it and write a review here.

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:56 am
by Dhunter55
Send me a free sample and I'll field test it and write a review. :D

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:42 am
Very interesting.

Are you going to patent this money-maker ?

How do I get one ?


Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:20 am
by BulBob
Dhunter55, I sell them cheap and can not afford to give out samples or advertising. I just hope to get back what I spent in the next 3 years and that is about 50,000 bobbers worth. I just kept spending because I like them and like to finish what I start. I did finally get a patent but it wasn’t cheap and I had 2 molds made that didn’t work out.

STARS6 go to and check out the combo pack for the best deal. It may be a money maker some day but it will take lots of work and lots help.

I enterd the "Invent Now Challenge" that runs for a week on the Discovery Channell. My patent could be used to make a rescue device if made the size of a football with hand holds and trailing strap. It could get to a person stranded in high fast water or eliminate the need for an accurate ring throw to person overboard. Wish me luck!

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:28 am
by Master-Baiter
Not the first time I've seen this sort of "invention".

Years ago, there was an "As Seen On TV" lure that could also be "controlled" directionally.

Anyway, I queried "WHOIS". The site was created 12 June 2003, last updated 7 Oct 2006, expires 12 June 2007. No need to list the naame, etc of the individual here.

As I previously mentioned, I've seen this type of product before, in a lure. Do they work? Only you can decide for yourself.

Personally, I'm somewhat skeptical.

My philosophy and general belief is that there is nothing "new" for fishing, just improvements to old fashioned ways. (Excluding electronics such as GPS, sonar, et al)

If this does work, why have we not heard about it before, or seen and used old fashioned versions before a new and improved model was copyrighted or patented?

"BIG FISH" will be contacting them, to see whether they would like to help sponsor the next BIG FISH gathering, and have the opportunity to put their product to the test by anglers.

If they do have confidence in their bullet bobber, they should be anxious to provide promotional product for the forum members to use and test at our next gathering. :)

My personal thoughts are that this will "work" under ideal conditions, to a certain extent. Whether it will work under our local, average saltwater conditions is something I would want to see, and test for myself.

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:58 am
by BulBob

I fully guarantee that they are good for all conditions except fast trolling speeds or fast currents or very large lures.
It does take some time to understand how they work and to take full advantage of concept.

This is the link direct to the USPTO patent # 6,874,271 ... PN/6874271

I have been asked by Chet Moore the director of the Tennessee Striped Bass Association to make a larger one 6” long.
I will do it some time but I am tapped out right now.

Here is an article written by chuck Smock the editor of Cabela’s Outfitters Journal. I am hoping to be in Cabela's stores soon and in their catalog next year.

I have heard others say this is not new but if the patent examiner says it is I believe them. I do not doubt that there have been scams in the past but this is real.

Paul Lieb
BulletBobber Enterprises
3586 Wadsworth Rd.
Norton, OH 44203
330-825-0479 after 5:00 or weekends - still got the day job!

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:16 am
by ****MIKE****
nice work

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:25 pm
by BulBob
linesider, You're not a sucker you’re a FISHERMAN!

I'll get them in the mail today.
I have them packaged and I'm heading out now to the PO with 2 other orders.
I look forward to your review.

It is the most fun when there is some whatever movement but it is better float for all conditions.

The last diagram in the shore fishing talks about slip rigging and I like that technique. I just finished this model to explain how to slip rig it. The wire stripping is a crude approach so I ordered some tubing to cut and include if they fit right. The hole the line goes thru is 1/8" diameter.

It's a good thing I do 3D stuff for a living but I am really getting tiered of computer work and want to go FISHING!


Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:34 am
by Dhunter55
Paul, have these been tested in saltwater or with using live bait.

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:58 am
by BulBob
3 or 4 customers have used them in salt water but I do not have any videos, pictures or testimonials yet. They should work better because salt water is heavier and makes them float better.

I believe this is true.
If your going to use a float using one with directional control is always better.

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:24 pm
by BulBob
I would not have invested in making it if it did not have a lot more uses then a regular bobber.
When I invented it I knew I had something any fishermen could use to catch more fish.

Keeping your lure in the water longer and where you want it is going to catch you more fish!
It travels up to 6" for 1" of retrieve and provides continuos action in a current or from a boat.

It is now also catching on for slow trolling, drifting, or anchoring in a current for many species. The 4" X-Large can handle fiar sized bait and lures.
A striped guide reported he is dramatically increasing his catch and his clients thrilled to use them.


I keep hearing that it is not for Bass but if it keeps your bait in the water and where you want it (100% of the time) you could catch more bass then Mike Iaconelli and Kevin Vandam. They are good but will not try it until someone beats them. That someone could be you!

You will be seeing and hearing a lot more about it as some TV programs show how it works and after I complete the North American Fisherman review and rating program. I am 100% confident it will be a big hit.

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:53 pm
by jake in jupiter
SO has your product gotten big in the world yet?

I was flipping through the channels the other day and on Discovery channel they were talking about the Water Kite which was a lifesaving device used in fast water situations. I looked almost identical to your product except the blade was only on one side and the other side was a platform with handles to allow a person to hold on. It was controlled with two lines is cut effortlessly throught the water upstream in rapid water, quite impressive actually. It was toughted as being able to keep the rescue swimmers out of the water, and took the guess work out of throwing lines to the victims. They were interviewing the inventor was that you?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:55 pm
by jake in jupiter

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:05 pm
by BulBob
NO - Dang it, Someone must have beat me to the punch with a planing rescue device.

Having directional control and only needing one line should be an improvement I hope to capitalize on.

I still hope to make it on the Modern Marvel "Invent Now Challenge" next year. They notify the 25 finalist in January.

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:22 pm
by BulBob
I just watched the videos and believe the large size and the different rudder sizes needed may be there downfall to ever getting a real market going.

I did not see a Patent # anywhere either.

I wish I could get the publicity they got for my BulletBobber.

Thanks for the info Jake :)

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:01 pm
by Cookinman

Ya- Lemme know - they look interesting, and if they perform well could be really just the ticket out in the Glades to swim a shiner around a deadfall...

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:26 am
by BulBob
This isn't very good quality video but it's subtle.

I am hoping some folks will send me some video with actual fish being caught like this one.

I hope there is some current where you test them so you get the full affect of what they can do. I'de like to see it gain popularity on piers because they have tackle shops and lots of fishermen! I could use a couple salesmen on 20% comission.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:48 pm
by JB
Can a sticky thread be bumped? :lol:

This thing looks interesting, so I was hoping to hear linesider's report... is it posted in another thread somewhere? Has anyone else tested one?

I see the website is dead (not a good sign), but the videos look promising.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:39 pm
by BulBob
My web guru has been having troubles with the servers but it is back up.
I may need to find a new webmaster that uses better servers.

I'll tell you what I have found but if you don't believe it coming from the inventor you'll have to waite for linesider.

The very best quality of the BulletBobber (to me) is in small streams with pools and eddies. I like fishing small rivers. It takes little time to learn how to take advantage of the currents and continually cruise from one spot to anther and up and down along the sides of the currents main flow.
I have found that fish can be in the most unpredictable of places. Places you wouldn't waiste a cast on but since I have direction control I cruise everywhere.

The thing that has excited others the most is it's use for trolling shallow waters and getting closer to shore by zig zagging around structure. I am like most of the folks on this site and do not have a boat. I do have a canoe now that I really only use once a year for a 4 day canoe trip.

I know I have posted this picture a bunch of places but it is my son Jonathan with his first big Steelhead caught 2/27/2007. He caught it in the Chagring River in Ohio. He called me at work to tell me and was waiting when I got home to take his picture. Yes, I made him put it back on his line for the picture. He said it took him 20 minutes to catch it but it only took one cast. He siad the river was mostly frozen over but there was a large opening below the small dam with only one spot to reel it in. He caught it by working it along the edge of the fast current.


I can honestly say that all my experinces and the experiences of all others I have fished with showed that the BulletBobber provides big advantages over regular floats. It may not be perfect but there is nothing else that you can use to steer your bait or lure where you want it. It can reach places that are not reachable by any other means.

The only complaint I get is that the line must be threaded thru it before you tie on your lure. My only reply is that you will make up the lost time and then some by not needing to recast as often or at all.

Re: I hope you like this BulletBobber

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:32 pm
by Spillway
Well if you read this link and made it this far you may want to watch my latest video.
It has crappy resolution but is a good compilation of video clips I have accumulated over the last 6 years, but is a year old already.