12 packs of trolling beads. Available in size small and large. Use trolling beads to prevent the snap from being reeled into the rod tip. Reeling the snap into the rod tip can damage the ceramic guide and cause line wear and break offs. Also helps keep cottonwood, mayfly larva and weeds off the bill of your lure, keeping the action right. Trolling beads also help keep track of rods by referencing bead color. You can also reel the bead tight to the rod tip for easier rod storage. Use them as a stopper to tie off freshly calibrated trolling reels! This makes an easy way to tie off the tag end until the reel is put into service. Also use these beads on your main line when perch fishing or jigging to avoid reeling your snap or rig into the rod tip. If you want the benefits of the trolling bead without the color, we have a clear bead as well. Choose between Small or Large. Sold 12 per pack.
Small Bead - Average Diameter of 15/64''
Just under 1/4'' average diameter, these smaller sized trolling beads will work with many trolling rods on the market. Check your rod tip size to confirm the diameter. This size works with all rods we stock/sell/use.
Large Bead - Average diameter of 5/16''
A little larger than the small size trolling beads. These will work with rod tips that are too large for the small beads. Over the years we have found certain trolling rods to have oversized rod tips, which would allow the small size bead to slip through. These larger beads will work with the rods that the small beads will not. Check your rod tip size to confirm the diameter. The large size works well when calibrating extra reels. Tie on a bead and reel it to the line guide.