Antique and Vintage Fishing Floats and Bobbers

When attached to a fishing line, a bobber or float helps to maintain the bait at a given depth, carry a hook into less accessible areas, and provide a visual indicator of activity below the surface. The earliest written mention of a fishing float is in the 1496 book "Treatyse of fysshynge wyth an Angle" by Juliana Berners. This technique relied on a bobber made from cork, though other examples have since been constructed from balsa wood,...Continue Reading