I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about my 2-liter bobber, aka The Stanley Draper Special, and here are some photos on the rig I use while fishing at Stanley Draper Lake in Oklahoma. I didn’t come up with this rig. I learned it from watching my friend, JR, fish big catfish at Draper. I’m not sure where he got it from. Since then, I’ve shared it with others that’ve been interested. The basic idea is, it’s a slip bobber catfish rig.
The main line (65-80 lb braid) contains a bobber stop and bead, the 2-liter bobber and its bead, a 5 to 6 ounce sinker, and a swivel. The leader (30-50 lb mono) usually contains 1 to 2 hooks.
Here’s a closer look at the rig.
How I attach the bobber to the main line. I personally don’t like running the main line through the hole on the bobber as it can end up becoming tangled up as the bobber tends to roll.
The sail on the bobber is a frisbee attached by using an indoor/outdoor glue or an epoxy. The less weight, the better.
When sending it out, I like to use either a Penn level wind reel and a strong boating rod.
When you have a fish on the bobber, you’ll see the 2-liter stand upside-down.
Larger fish will take the 2-liter under water, like this 22 lb flathead.
If you have any questions, please post a comment below.