The round body pole float has an
advantage over most body running water floats, and that is it has less
resistance against the flow.
The round body-float is used when
the surface skim is very strong and the drift near the bottom is
slower, so this-float can be used to counteract any unnatural movement
from top water skim to bottom.
Also when the surface drift is
moving opposite from the bottom drift, this can usually happen when the
wind pulls the surface one way and re-circles underneath, canals,
lakes, slow moving rivers, for example.
The Gloucester canal for instance,
I won a big Xmas open competition with this float when the wind was
pulling one way and underneath the flow was going the other, by pulling
with the pole against the wind drift, creating the presentation of a
natural presentation on the bottom.
This float is also ideal for
holding against the tow, with less resistance against the body I have
some new type of design of this float in my box, given to me by the
great Italian angler Milo Columbo, they have an all glass stem and
bristle that goes straight through the middle of the round body,
allowing me to push the stem up so to have a higher antenna on the
The line is threaded through the
body and the fine glass stem inserted after, these floats work really
well, although other round body floats, do the same job.
Fished with an Olivetti down
towards the hook length, the presentation begins; the Olivetti is
preceded with small number ten styles or shots. As much as twelve in a
line just after the Olivetti then a string of up to six number twelve’s.
This was shown to me by an Italian
international the preferred choice of shotting for this type of float
it has an instant fishing appeal plus less tangles and certainly very
sensitive, when held back in the-flow.