extra long pear float was one of the first type of pole floats that I
was introduced too, the World championships in Northern Ireland on the
Newry canal 1982.
Being completely new to pole fishing at the time, we were getting well
and truly battered by the continental teams in the practice sessions.
The canal was over 15ft deep in places, and getting to grips was
difficult to say the least, the fish responded to bloodworm on the drop.
I came about with this float when discovering how the other teams were
faring and in particular the Dutch team. Lifting and settling the float
in a five foot lift of the pole. Long droppers and as the float would
settle then the fish would respond this float was ideal for that
method, and history tells us the team of Holland won the event using
this type of float.
This design of float does very well in deep water, canals, docks,
lakes, lochs etc.. Venues that don't pull hard. Lifting the float and
letting the body do the work of a slow drop, finds this shape to be
Nylon tips, and a wire base stem, makes up the rest of the float. (See
float diagram) The long tapering body allows heavy droppers reducing to
small droppers on the hook length for then the nylon bristle. Lift
bites are produced when the timing of the float appears not to settle
in a given time.
The eye of the float is situated on the tapered body; this
allows a small lift of the float if required, to produce a smaller
presentation or movement of the float.
EXTRA LONG PEAR
FLOAT CONVERSION GUIDE
3x10 = 0.10g (2 x
4x10 = 0.15g (3 x
4x12 = 0.2g (5x
4x14 = 0.4g (6 x
4x16 = 0.5g (8x
4x18 = 0.75g (3 x
4x20 = 1g (4 x No3
5x20 = 1.25g (5 x
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