float is a unique float unlike any other in the tackle box; it is used
in conjunction with a whip.
I first came across this float a
few years ago, whilst on the road as a fishing tackle representative.
Calling into a local tackle shop in Oxford, the owner showed me a float
that said works well with bloodworm.
Used in conjunction with a whip or
pole to hand, this float works non stop in the swim, it allows a sink
and drop of the bait, in the swim without the pole going over the
heads, or moving out of position.
At the time a local team called
pyrotech were taking the Oxford canal by storm, winning most team
events using this float, these days I don't hear too much about this
method float, but still I am convinced this method will work on most
canals and still waters.
The float is called a funny float,
because of the way it acts in the water; it is shaped with a long
working antenna and bristle, sat on top of a pear shape body.
The float eye is situated on the
top of the body, the float is set in the water up to the nylon bristle,
and by pulling the line the float pops up to the surface, this brings
the bait off the bottom like a natural bloodworm jumping action, and
when releasing the float, the bait presentation falls.
This is done on a continuous action
through out the swim, it stays in the same trotting position down the
swim, and it attracts fish like no other, gudgeon, small roach, and
perch are suckers for this brilliant method float.
Made up of a balsa body, a long
plastic or sarcandas reed antenna, with a nylon bristle on top,
finished off with a metal wire base stem. Shotted with a
bulk down about 12', from the hook and a line of droppers from the bulk
to the hook this allows direct working contact with the bait. A pulling
action of the pole or whip produces a lift of the float.
is best used when worm fishing although I have had some success with
squats and pinkie.
FLOAT CONVERSION GUIDE
3x10 = 0.10g (2
x No10 shot)
4x10 = 0.15g (3
x No9 shot)
4x12 = 0.2g (5x
4x14 = 0.4g (6 x
4x16 = 0.5g (8x
4x18 = 0.75g (3
x No3 shot)
4x20 = 1g (4 x
5x20 = 1.25g (5
x No3 shot)