clear crystal waggler was one of those innovations floats that you
either took too or not, but before you make your own mind up let me
explain what happened to me, to change my mind. A couple of years
ago I fished a venue on the River Seven on the county ground at
Shrewsbury, I drew a very good peg just above the foot bridge. The swim
was full of dace up in the water, I used a peacock waggler across, and
caught a few dace, but unknown to me people crossing the footbridge
pointed down to the shoal of fish in front of me. Each time my float
trotted down to them the fish would move away.
So remembering these clear plastic
floats in my box. I changed over, I couldn't believe the
transformation, it was as though the fish knew what a peacock waggler
was, and this clear crystal waggler must have been invisible to them, I
ended up with a good double figure bag of dace and winning the match.
Since that day, I have experimented
considerably with these floats and have found that in clear water with
the fish feeding up, then with a clear plastic crystal waggler, my
catch rate would definitely improve.
Clear plastic waggler floats are
precision made; they are extruded from a mould, made in various sizes
and come either straight or inserted. The advantages they have over
peacock is that they are almost guaranteed to take the exact shot
capacity as stated on the side of the float, they also come with
interchangeable inserts and at various lengths and colours.
Included with the range of floats
are loaded types, tapered inserts, float adaptors, body wagglers, and
with a green or blue colour hue to the stems for camouflage.
To make this float a bit more
practical when dragging on the bottoms I have made some peacock inserts
that fit into the top, this allows a bit more buoyancy and is less
likely to drag under.
Now these days their are a few
manufactures making these products of floats and they all have various
degrees of quality and improvements. I believe it is best to shop
around for the best quality and design.
A float that is worth carrying and
using on clear conditions, especially when fish shy away from darker
floats that go over their heads and with less chance of frightening
them upon casting.
I have experimented considerably
with these floats and have found that in clear water with the fish
feeding up in the water, and then with a clear plastic waggler
my catch rate would definitely improve.
MAGGOT CLEAR CRYSTAL WAGGLER