term Balsa loaf is a later edition to my range of river floats,
basically a trade name for the chub float.
The Balsa Loaf and a
stream line body with a shoulder, fished top and bottom and the best
type to use in clear water is a white Float. This float can give an ideal camouflage
affect, almost like a bubble in the water. In low clear swims this is
an unbeatable float for catching shy biting fish.
It can come in a whole
range of sizes from 4bb to seven Swan, Fished like the chubber with the
bulk down it can be cast from the side or overhead Precision engineered
and will carry the shotting capacity as printed on the side of the
float, fixed with float rubbers top and bottom also comes with an eye
at the bottom.
The tip of the float has
a highly coloured top for seeing the float at distances; some-floats
come shaped like an Avon.
This float has a high buoyancy value, and is ideal for fishing large
baits such as wasp grub, bread, and luncheon meat. Worms etc... It
glides down the swim with ease and is less likely to drag under with
This float can be used
anywhere where the flow is strong and powerful river's such as the
Hampshire Avon, Trent, Stour, Kennet, Ure, Severn. Warfe, Thames, Wye,
Derwent, Swale, all work well with this float. I have used this float with great affect
on shallow rivers, as well as the Usk and Wye and have bagged on this
float using the bread method.
Shotting this float can
be done either by bulking down and a few droppers, or shotted like a
big stick making sure that the line is feathered to eliminate tangles. Greasing the main reel line helps to aid
trotting. Stops the float from coming out of position when mending the
line, keeping a tight line-from rod to-float.
THE WHITE BALSA LOAF