Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 1999
    Location
    Stoke on Trent
    Posts
    10,414
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default Wintle's Avon Float Trotting Rig

    This is a dedicated thread for discussing article: Wintle's Avon Float Trotting Rig

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Lydney, in the Forest of Dean
    Posts
    9,147

    Default

    The avon float is probably the most versatile of all the river floats and no river angler worth his salt should neglect its use. Holding back an avon is easy and even the bigger ones of 4 swan plus sink link a stone when a fish, no matter how small, takes the bait leaving you in no doubt about when to strike.

    One method of plumbing the depth that I find useful when fishing well out is to add the necessary shot to get the right amount of tip showing then take one of the heavier shot off and squeeze it on the hook. Throw the rig out and if that telltale shot is on the bottom the float will drag under requiring you to shorten up until the float rides all the way through the swim.

    Woody (he of the Hereford shop) sells some cracking avon floats covering most depths of river and they are very stable.

    Good article Mark, river tactics and gear are something that a lot of anglers neglect these days, it needs someone like you to give them a gentle push in the right direction with articles like this.

  3. #3

    Default

    I like the avon floats but better still the bolo floats which are very similar to avons but have a longer top making them easier to see. Steve Maher's range are excellent along with the Woody floats Graham mentions.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Lydney, in the Forest of Dean
    Posts
    9,147

    Default

    I give up trying to put links in, it used to be such a simple thing but not now for some reason. http in http out non of them seem to work WHY?
    Last edited by Graham Whatmore; 21-09-2009 at 13:24.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    750

    Thumbs up Links

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Whatmore View Post
    I give up trying to put links in, it used to be such a simple thing but not now for some reason. http in http out non of them seem to work WHY?
    Graham,

    The link you put up that didn't work is:

    http://www.fishingmagic.com/404.html...ic.com/forums/www.floatsonline.com/woodys_floats4.php

    Using your above link, the link I found that worked is:

    www.floatsonline.com/woodys_floats4.php

    What I do is put the link in my message and before posting check the preview message. In preview you can click on the link to see if it works or not. In the preview on here if you click on the first part of your link you get the error message but if you click on the second part it links OK.

    I think in your above link it is the first part ie. the fishing magic bit that's causing the trouble. If you miss the http. bit off and start at www. the computer automatically puts http. in when it starts to search for the site.

    Don't despair keep on trying, remember your an Ace not a Chav.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 1999
    Location
    Stoke on Trent
    Posts
    10,414
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default

    Testing

    Graham's link

  7. #7

    Default

    I have a definate preference for a string of smaller shot to make up the bulk. Even with a 6AAA or 7AAA float I'll create the bulk with AA's at the most and more usually BB's.

    Last winter I used two "bulks" and a "dropper" or two to good effect. The higher "bulk" being slightly heavier than the lower.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Lydney, in the Forest of Dean
    Posts
    9,147

    Default

    I tried that link firstly by copying the site url and pasting that into the link box as I have always done but it didn't work so I then tried it by starting the url from www. as you told me to before JK and that didn't work either. - At that point I began to worry about my lack of hair so I gave up but point about using preview has been noted, thanks.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Azide the Stour
    Posts
    3,771

    Default

    Floats like Woody's and Bolognese floats have their place on big rivers like the Wye at Hereford but are too crude for most of my fishing on the Stour and other local waters. That said I can see that using a Bolognese float might work well in one particular swim that is challenging to say the least.

    This rig/shotting pattern is intended as a starting point and guide for those less experienced to address a lack of simple float rigs on the site.

    This winter I intend trying tungsten olivettes more - it involves matching the weights to the floats beforehand - but I think it will be worth the effort. I think the denser the weight the better the presentation especially when holding back and tin shot aren't that dense.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    In God's County: Wiltshire
    Posts
    21,931
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wintle View Post
    This winter I intend trying tungsten olivettes more - it involves matching the weights to the floats beforehand - but I think it will be worth the effort. I think the denser the weight the better the presentation especially when holding back and tin shot aren't that dense.
    Mark,

    We used to fish a similar rig, back in the late 90's in Norway on the Glommar and Akerselva especially in the late autumn when the rivers were running fast and yet still very deep.
    You can hold back really hard with a more dense olivette as you say.

    It seems that the 'Bolognese' style didn't last too long in England, but again in Norway, we used it a lot on deep swims, and very effective it was too.

    By the way, we both know an exceptionally good float angler who uses olivette rigs as opposed to split shot . . . . . .

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

    Patrick F. McManus






Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •