:F Before I learned how to adapt to artificial baits as a youngster I always was a bobber and hook guy. Things changed over the years and now I only use a bobber when I want dinner for panfish or am relaxing with my dad and a Shiner. A discussion came up at Mogadore a few weeks ago about bobbers and purpose which interested me. I always used the old round one until a few years back where I went to torpedo for throw purpose and distance. My question is : Is there really purpose with Bobbers or are they a strike signal mechanism only ? :F :G ??