A simple pole rig? Noob here

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it is 2' from pole tip to float, so if your swim is 3' deep and you are fishing on the bottom that is a 5' length rig you need. I have them made up on 3' , 5 to 6' , and some for deep venues up to 10' lengths, put a couple of No 10 stotz on the line leading to pole tip, this will keep the line tight to the float and makes bites easier to hit.
 

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Here is a pole float size conversion chart,upto 0.50g
pole float size .. weight .. shot equivalent..
3x10 0.10g 2 x No 10
4x10 0.15g 3 x No 9
4x12 0.20g 5 x No 10
4x14 0.40g 6 x No 8
4x16 0.50g 8 x No 8
the above can be mixed between No 8 , 9 , 10 shot/stotz depending on shotting pattern,
anything above 0.50g I think is better using a small olivette and shot/stotz.
 
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Here is a pole float size conversion chart,upto 0.50g
pole float size .. weight .. shot equivalent..
3x10 0.10g 2 x No 10
4x10 0.15g 3 x No 9
4x12 0.20g 5 x No 10
4x14 0.40g 6 x No 8
4x16 0.50g 8 x No 8
the above can be mixed between No 8 , 9 , 10 shot/stotz depending on shotting pattern,
anything above 0.50g I think is better using a small olivette and shot/stotz.
I tried to edit it so everything lined up, but it didn't work.
 

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Thanks for all the great help here - have a much better understanding now!

Just to confirm, it is 0.1g for every foot of depth fished? In regards to float choice, of course.
 

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Yes, but you don't have to take that as gospel, I have used lighter floats in deep water also heavy floats in the margins to minimize your line and bait being wafted around if you get a couple of decent fish in your swim. I try to fish as light as possible depending on weather conditions etc.
 

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Yes, but you don't have to take that as gospel, I have used lighter floats in deep water also heavy floats in the margins to minimize your line and bait being wafted around if you get a couple of decent fish in your swim. I try to fish as light as possible depending on weather conditions etc.

I got on more than fine with 0.3g in around 5ft of water.
 
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