attach them to wax line hangers on the line.. you can add 100, 200, 300 or 400' hangers on each rod..
this is simple they don't slide and are easy to take off..
ballons or rubber bands will hurt your mono line from the rocking of the ocean and the 16oz - 32oz. weight hanging from it..
it tightens and releases every wave... your lucky to have someone tell you that just the same as someone told me long ago marlin fishing.. riggers and the weight of the bait swimming or skipping can part 80lb - 100lb mono real quick by using rubber bands on your line..
I use a wax line hanger and rubber bands on my weights also.. they tear up wax line also and it sucks to pop the 64's when it's cold..
if you use floaties pop a water bottle (without the plastic wrapper on the bottle) and stick a cylume in it and shove the lid side ..top side down in the floatie hole .. you can re-use it all night long and if you get a bite.. it starts moving , falls over or goes under
I like the goes under bite myself!
here are two floaties that were made the same day ..
the one without any color or mass went down an estimated 900'..
I love fishing!