This smaller version of the reverse shoulder float, does the same work
as its larger cousin, except this one can be used with finer
presentation, on smaller river's and in some cases moving canals and
This float comes with more of a squatter shape, allowing perfect
control at all times and the shape allows it to be held back in a
In some cases a wire bristle can take the place of a nylon or cane tip,
this will give a very sensitive indicator, greasing the wire bristle
allows it to be held up by the skin of the water.
Fished on medium paced water's with a depth of 5ft to 9ft this float is
the perfect tool, accounting for some good bags of roach, winning and
getting placed in open matches on the Warwickshire Avon, is testimonial
to its affect.
Pole main line diameter 11 and a hook length of diameter 6,
float 1/2 gram either bulk down or strung out, just over depth and
balance shotting. Hook size 24, single maggot lying just on the bottom.
Using a strung out shotting pattern can be very prolific for roach,
with this method the float can be eased down the swim very gentle, as
if putting the bait into the fish’s mouth.
When held back the bait will rise slightly and then released. The fish
normally respond to this with a positive pull of the float.
A little tip with the pole, is not to let it pass over the feeding
areas keep the float and baiting area down from you at a 45% angle, and
when hooking the fish bring it up gently out of the feeding shoal.
Landing the fish with an extra section off allows you to net the
fish with ease; I like to use number 3 or 4 elastic for this type of
A tip I learnt from the French anglers, is to thread the elastic
through only the top section tip of the pole, it gives you a much
better control of the elasticity without it being pulled out to far by
medium size fish.
Greasing the elastic helps stop jarring when the elastic is pulled out
allowing a smooth retrieve of the fish.
SMALL SHOULDER 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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