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  1. #491
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    Aknib,

    Spot on.
    Most of the floats i have made where for a particular situation. U just cant buy them in the shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcw View Post
    Did he try them as self cocking paste floats in the margins due to aluminium stem and weight of paste, ? Or for big bait use ,?
    Big bait floats

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    I must say as a clumsy, slap dash sort of bloke I just cannot comprehend the skill and care that goes into the floats I have seen pictured.

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    Where there is a will there is a way John

    Patience is the key in my experience.

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    I should have some more floats to show by the close of the weekend.

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    A Quartet Of Stained Trotters

    Fresh off the turner is this quartet of trotters,
    Two Shallow Water Stick Floats & Two Roach Avons.

    Click the blog link for all the pics

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    And yes, they do work....

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    Last edited by purplepeanut007; 25-02-2020 at 18:08.

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    Large Glow In The Dark Carp Stalkers

    This quartet of .......
    " Large Glow In The Dark Carp Stalkers "
    are again made of reed.
    (one of my fav.materials at the moment)
    All floats are finished in black, gold, turquoise and violet thread......

    click the link and read the blog.
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    During this spell of bad weather. I have been making some floats myself. I need some 4mm and 5mm float tips but haven't been able to locate a source of either bespoke plastic tips or cane dowel of the same or similar dimensions. Can any member recommend a supplier please? Thanks in anticipation. Pete.
    Casternets

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    Here you go Pete, he's very reliable and I've used him for a few years now... The link will take you straight to the page you want if you don't mind using reed which make up the vast majority of mine but have a look at his other stuff too, there's plastic tips too and pretty much something for everything.

    Sarkanda Reed - Keiths Fishing Tackle
    Born to mow... Long grass is our enemy!

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    Sarkanda reed no good? Readily available 2:8mm

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