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    Default Re: Float making.

    Thanks m8,

    But as for doing up a house.........I will leave that to the pros......lmao

    ---------- Post added at 07:45 ---------- Previous post was at 05:46 ----------

    PEANUTS FISHING ADVENTURES - THE RIVER IRWELL AND BEYOND.: HANDCRAFTED FLOATS - 2017

    These two stick floats are for the leaders of my club.
    Salford Friendly Anglers .

    About Us

    For all their endeavours on our behalf.

    "Sticking " . . . . . Lol . . .
    With my new metallic thread we have two
    "Retro Stick Floats with a political theme !!!!!!!!!!!

    One for

    "Tory Boy"

    &
    One for

    "Red Ken" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚




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    Default Re: Float making.

    Those floats are too dammed good to fish with mate!

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    Thanks "The Bad One " but no float is to good to fish with . . . . . . .

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    I decided to give one of my . .

    " Disgorging Stick Floats "

    The metallic thread treatment.
    I am really please with this as I think the metallic red thread pulls the whole float together.



    Last edited by purplepeanut007; 25-01-2017 at 22:02.

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    Here are some long and some extra long

    " Sneaky Lifters " .

    These are for crucian fishing in deep water.
    Rather unusual !!!!!

    I hope you like them.

    For more picks hit the link above. 😊





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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepeanut007 View Post
    .... hit the link above. 😊 ....
    Sorry my little Peanut - but the link - doesn't work - here's a link to your Blog http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 where they can find your float piccies!
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    PEANUTS FISHING ADVENTURES - THE RIVER IRWELL AND BEYOND.: Medium Pacemaker - My Best Float To Date In My Opinion

    New, Smaller Pacemaker in Metallic Racing Green.

    Chuffed with this one. 😊




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    Very, very nice.
    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by robtherake View Post
    Very, very nice.
    Thanks Robtherake. I think its the best one I have made so far.

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    Your 'sneaky lifter' floats almost identical to some I picked up in South Korea back in the 1980's and I have used them with pleasure all these years ( with renewed varnishing from time to time!). Some I have almost a foot long and all excellent for crucian/roach fishing in deep water, as you say....
    Mine, and this because the S Korean company found them easier to produce in this way, have the same very long antenna but instead of 'painting' the rings different colours they used different colour rings made of very thin plastic material pushed down the antenna. It sounds crude but the floats work beautifully and no sensitivity is lost at all, especially in deep water with a bit of chop on the surface. The antennas I think are somewhat thinner than yours as well......

    At the base of the float a short length of 'chord' (only 1mm thick or so) has been whipped to the end and 10mm of this is 'solid' - like hardened - plastic which is used like a 'peg' to fit into a length of rubber/silicon, already on the line. If you will, it works very much like the Drennan Float Attachments used these days (of which I am a big fan) and my floats collapse on strike in the same way, as Drennan explains.....

    As I say, mine bought in the 1980's and still as good today - in fact I would say some of my most treasured possessions - something that doesn't normally apply to me!!

    Without doubt, your float offerings are of exceptional quality and you should be rightly proud of them. Those that come from my hand are, what shall we say, a little more crude in the finishing, but function just as well because the design is thought out...

    My painting tends to let me down, mainly because of the very thin black rings has been difficult to achieve with any consistency, so unless it's a 'secret' not to be divulged to strangers, how DO you manage to get the black 'line' around the float so thin??

    Excellent thread by the OP, though....................


    ps One of these days I will find out what the Korean 'scribble' (down the side of the bodies) means, in English..............
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