Choosing A Fishing Float

The Waggler is a plain shaft and is incorporated in most of the stillwater patterns. Attached bottom end only, they offer the ability to stay steady in windy conditions – and cast well too.

To find a Waggler look at Set01, Set02, Set03, Set08, Set09, Set13, Set14 and Set18

Avon is named after the river it is one of the most traditional float patterns, most of which will work as well in both still and flowing water. With the body at the top the buoyancy helps the float ride on the surface and not be dragged under, giving greater visibility at distance. Originally designed to cope with flowing water, it has developed into several different versions.
Avon trotting means a good quiver tip rod and attaching top and bottom makes it stable at both ends and easier to control in fast moving water.

Look at Set02, Set03, Set04, Set06, Set07, Set08, Set09 and Set10.

Norfolk Reed Fishing Float

Norfolk Reed require plenty of weight to cock them and are the preferred choice for casting out at a distance. They are also suited for fishing at depth and offer enhanced stability, especially when wind, surface tension and undertow are a problem.

Found in Set15, Set16, Set17.

Bodied Waggler Fishing Floats

Bodied Wagglers are an insert Waggler for targeting species other than carp, where those delicate bites are all important. You may feel you need a variety of stillwater patterns to deal with all situations but the bodied waggler is a float that covers them all.

Available in Set02, Set03, Set05, Set06, Set09, Set10 and Set11.

Iced Diamond Fishing Floats

Iced Diamond are really pole floats with attitude and don’t have to be used exclusively with poles – they work very well on a running line too. Attached top and bottom, these floats are excellent for gently lowering rigs in the margins to intercept kerb crawling larger fish.

Steve Ringer says.. “The Mick Wilkinson Diamond has to be my favourite float. Its versatility is second to none and is a pattern made to last. I usually use it for fishing meat on the deck ranging from 3 to 10 feet. The stability enables me to get away with a much lighter float than I normally use. The cane tip allows me to dot right down while still maintaining enough buoyancy to support larger baits. If I needed to choose a float for open water this would be it.”

Available in Set04, Set14, Set15, Set16 and Set17.

Standard Stick Fishing Floats

Standard Stick Perhaps the biggest problem nowadays is finding good stick floats. The current popularity of the Environment Agency of closing river public access banks has made the convenience of commercial lakes somewhat a necessity and reduced the demand for this type of float.
With its traditional balsa body and a heavier cane stem, the standard stick float is perfect for fishing where faster water meets slower on deepish, steady glides for roach and chub.

Presentation means a good quiver tip rod and attaching top and bottom. Shotting: Shirt button

Basic Waggler Rig

Basic Waggler Rig With a float attached bottom end only, you have the option of sinking the line between the end of the float and the rod tip. Sunk line impedes the strike but it also stops the line drifting with the wind so it is usual to sink it. With a sunk line, it may pay to strike to the side rather than upwards thus pulling the line through the water instead of out of it. To sink the line slightly overcast the fishing area, sink the rod tip below the surface and wind a couple of turns of

The simplest stillwater float fishing method is to use a waggler float. The waggler, usually has a slim stem that is attached by the bottom end only. Which ever method used to fix the float in place the remainder of the shot is placed at intervals down the line.

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The…“I don’t use it ‘cos I’m frightened to use it” syndrome.
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