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    Default Bent floats

    Rumaging in my float box - first stillwater outing tomorrow - I noticed that many of my crystal waggler type floats are bent, like a banana!

    Both long and short stemmed varieties, what causes this is it heat? They haven't been damaged, has anyone else noticed it?
    I expect they will still function, but most unpleasing to the eye, I expect a quill to be bent but not these

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    Default Re: Bent floats

    I have had the same thing with crystal float bending and I think it is down to heat I now keep my floats in a wooden float box with the slotted foam rather than a float tube.

    Last year I had a similar problem with a tube that feeder tip are stored in, I left it on the bank in direct sunlight … it bent like you say a banana
    Trust me I’m an Engineer

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    Default Re: Bent floats

    If an engineer suffers from a bent tube, we are all doomed

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    Had a bent float, got used to the way it sat in the water. It moved round when a fish started to bite. So before the float was starting to move as normal. I got pre warning.
    Pity was I lost the thing.

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    Default Re: Bent floats

    Put them in boiling water and they should straighten.

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    Default Re: Bent floats

    Or crack

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    Default Re: Bent floats

    Nothing to lose so I'll give it a go. I can't fish with a bent float, I simply can't

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