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    Default Floater fishing

    Hello, looking at doing some floater fishing next month. Looking around at the different sorts of controller floats available and I've also spotted cheaper bubble floats available. Is there really any difference in them and worth spending more on proper controllers?

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    Default Re: Floater fishing

    I have tried many and various controllers over the years from candles and jif lemons through the cheap bubble types to the latest solid plastic/ resin types.

    The best available in my opinion are the fox inline bubble floats that have a plug which allows weighting with water. These are also able to be fished 'bolt' rig style.

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    I've found the weighted ESP controllers to be the best, as they sit upright in the water and aren't so affected by any wind. The bubble type I've found gets very easily dragged about by the slightest breeze.

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    I'd back up the wind issues with bubble floats also they can be hard to fill up if you cant get down to the waters edge, I still keep some in my jacket pocket though as they can still do a decent job are pretty robust and cheaper than controller floats, some cheap ones can have rough plastic holes which isn't good

    A large banded matchstick or small bit of balsa with small shot gently squeezed on either side inline can get out a decent distance if the fish are closer in, wetting the bait if it's mixer or bread will also double the casting weight, with no or little disturbance you can cast into a shoal and get one on the nose so to speak, if you're fishing at range disregard all that though

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    Default Re: Floater fishing

    I use a large pellet waggler float.

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    Default Re: Floater fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by The Sogster View Post
    The best available in my opinion are the fox inline bubble floats that have a plug which allows weighting with water. These are also able to be fished 'bolt' rig style.
    I'll second that - been using them for around 15 years. They may also be slightly overfilled to sink very slowly which can be deadly...................

    PS sinking the mainline minimises the movement in the wind - don't forget that the freeebies will be moving along the surface in the wind as well.................
    Last edited by barbelboi; 12-05-2019 at 10:40.
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
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    Default Re: Floater fishing

    Thanks for all of the responses everyone, think i'll get some of the fox ones. While im here would my 1.75lb rod be up to the job? I have the following: Daiwa Black Widow Specialist Twin Top Rod | Angling Direct

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    Default Re: Floater fishing

    If the venue isn’t snaggy that should be perfect.

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    Default Re: Floater fishing

    Does anyone have experience with Zig Surface Floaters - Prologic Fishing managed to get a couple of packs for £3 each so thought nothing to lose. Look fine for the job to me.

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    Default Re: Floater fishing

    In a word No! Good luck!

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