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    Default Silver feeder fishing ???

    I'm off fishing going to target roach and silvers or what else comes along going to go with maggot , caster , hemp and worm . The water is deep out from margins so waggler on bottom sounds a bit tricky and I think a Polaris float is too heavy to show small bites . Don't have a pole either .

    This is why I'm thinking tiny feeder , would this work ? After a few feeders and no bites would go to a lead in same spot


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    Default Re: Silver feeder fishing ???

    You can use a small feeder with a polaris float. You could use a slider set up, a float is bound to be more sensitive for smaller fish.

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    Default Re: Silver feeder fishing ???

    I have got smallest one they do but still a fat tip to float , thought to ledger with a few swan shot instead of a lead .


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    Default Re: Silver feeder fishing ???

    Polaris floats are far more sensitive than their physical dimensions might suggest. Due to the way they work, it's not as simple as equating them to a similarly huge waggler.
    Bites on Polaris floats can be more obvious that they would be on other methods. However, they are not without their downsides.


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    Default Re: Silver feeder fishing ???

    Bites on a Polaris float can be extremely positive, but if you're worried about tip thickness they did a canal series in smaller sizes, with a correspondingly smaller recommended minimum weight and fine tip, designed for use in shallower water, as you'd expect. I have the smallest of these, with recommended min. weight of a quarter ounce.

    Unfortunately, the Polaris canal floats are now unavailable, but there are similar floats in the Premier Locslide range.

    https://www.premierfishingfloats.co..../locside-canal
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    Default Re: Silver feeder fishing ???

    thanks guys , whats the downside of a sliding float ?

    but getting back to ledgering i surpose i could temp a carp or bream with casters chopped worm and hemp in a feeder this time of year with a worm and caster on a 16 hook ?

    didnt have much luck last few times i been with lead and pellet banded .

    Do with ordering a few lock slide floats i think but may have a go with polaris mid water for silvers

    has anyone ledgered for roach in genral?

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    Default Re: Silver feeder fishing ???

    Quote Originally Posted by associatedmatt View Post
    i think but may have a go with polaris mid water for silvers
    I think you might want to look again at how a Polaris float works. Without locking shot or a stop knot it would be impossible. If you are wanting to fish mid-water, you'd be better served using a normal waggler.

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    Default Re: Silver feeder fishing ???

    sorry sam im wanting to fish on the deck , what are the disadvantages to those type of floats and would a normal waggler rod be fine to use ?

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    Default Re: Silver feeder fishing ???

    The limit of how deep you can fish with a normal waggler is dictated by the length of the rod you are using. It's a bit difficult to fish at depths approaching the full length of the rod. That can be overcome by using a standard slider float with a stop knot, or with a Polaris/Locslide.

    The disadvantages of the Polaris/Locslide is that you can only fish them hard on the bottom (if using them as intended) and that they are quite strange/finicky to use. Some struggle to use them as intended. Others hate them even when they do use them properly.

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    Default Re: Silver feeder fishing ???

    i understand you use with a running lead for sensitivity and used a swivel or bead connector before hooklink .

    correct ?

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