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.
What is the purpose of a bead in a Carolina rig?
The use of glass or ceramic beads is quite common when it comes to the Carolina rig. Placing a bead between your weight and swivel protects your knot from being constantly beat up by your weight.
Do soft beads float or sink?
First, a few of the soft beads available on the market actually sink at the same rate as natural roe, compared to hard plastic beads which can sometimes float. The natural sinking presentation is HUGE in terms of the beads effectiveness.
Do beads attract bass?
Add a bead. The bead will serve two purposes. It acts as a clacker to attract bass, but it also protects your knot from a heavy weight knocking against it.
Does bead color matter on Carolina rig?
The color bead you use on a C-rig does not matter.
How far should your bead be from your hook?
The size of the beads that you want in your kit will be between 6 to 10mms. If the trout are skiddish use a smaller size of bead. Water clarity is another determining factor; the more stained the water the bigger the bead can be used. The darker the water is start by using a bead that will provide strong contrast.