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    Default Float tips-- colour choice

    If the water background/colour/hue/shade is the same throughout a days fishing then choice of colour on a float is pretty easy, however, when trotting a swim its often the case that ones choice of float is ok one minute but not the next. What colours do you use to overcome this sometimes irksome problem.

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    Black is good if in bright conditions.

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    I always make two of any float. One orange tipped and one yellow.

    Strange, isn't it ?...you don't see so many yellow tipped floats for trotting, and I haven't seen a black one for ages, though I have a few from the Seventies, Ivan Marks and the like.
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    Black and Fluorescent Yellow, i'm unable to see Orange float tips in the water.
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    Some waggler floats have change of tip colours but never seen a trotting float with this facility
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    I buy floats in all the available colours and some spares so I can black the tip with a marker pen or white with tippex to suit conditions.

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    Preston or Sensas used to do special float paint so that you could easily paint the tip any colour you want and then just rub it off afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    I can black the tip with a marker pen or white with tippex
    Now not a lot of people would think of white - very useful though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Woodhouse View Post
    Now not a lot of people would think of white - very useful though!
    For overcast days or when running a stickfloat down the side of overhanging trees where the surface is often dark then you cannot beat a white tip to the float.

    The other side is of course when you have that 'shiny' surface colour when a black tip is perfect.

    The Sensas float paints, I think, used to have an undercoat that you applied first and then the different coloured top coat. When you were finished you simply wiped off the 'paint' dried the float and put it away until next time.

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    I buy floats in flame orange and if need be paint them black with a permanent marker,if i come across swims as first mentioned i paint stripes in black to give variation.

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