I use inexpensive ice rods and attach my spring bobbers permanently. I use the type of spring bobber that is a flat piece of spring steel with a loop on the end (like HT mamooska). I attach it by wrapping it with nylon thread just like the way they attach rod guides. Then I soak the thread wraps in super glue. I have a fly tying bobbin that helps alot, but I think you could get by without one.