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rayner

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Some of the floats in the thread look way beyond a professional finish. The style looks good. I reckon they would do what they are required to do. It is not like they have strange shapes.
My floats are definitely scabby looking they do what I want.
PS I am going to nick your blob idea Mick for very shallow margin paste floats
 

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Some of the floats in the thread look way beyond a professional finish. The style looks good. I reckon they would do what they are required to do. It is not like they have strange shapes.
My floats are definitely scabby looking they do what I want.
PS I am going to nick your blob idea Mick for very shallow margin paste floats
Garry, as much as it would be nice to claim the "blobs" as being my idea they were in fact first used by my neighbour, a well known ex Sheffield match angler (possibly of your aquintance) who used them on the river Sheaf that runs thro a well known park in the citys western bounderies!
They are superb for use on the Don showing bites and, if encountering a big rock they simply go around it/bounce away and by bulking two number 6 shot a few inches from the hook to keep the bait down when the blob comes to rest behind a rock any Greyling resting there waiting for a tiny morsel of food coming to rest in the slack water is presented with it far better than any float imo!
 

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Good idea, Mick. I fish a peg that is no more than 9" right up against the bank, the tighter the fish get to the bank less wary they seem.
I have tied freelining that sometimes works fine, a float so small would I'm sure be an improvement.
 

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Garry, as much as it would be nice to claim the "blobs" as being my idea they were in fact first used by my neighbour, a well known ex Sheffield match angler (possibly of your aquintance) who used them on the river Sheaf that runs thro a well known park in the citys western bounderies!
They are superb for use on the Don showing bites and, if encountering a big rock they simply go around it/bounce away and by bulking two number 6 shot a few inches from the hook to keep the bait down when the blob comes to rest behind a rock any Greyling resting there waiting for a tiny morsel of food coming to rest in the slack water is presented with it far better than any float imo!
A tool for the job....superb...... 😊
 

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I decided to go right back to basics with this set of floats.

Believe it or not the avon is a float I hardly ever use, leaning towards stick float fishing instead......for lots more pics hit the blog link above. 😊
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Garry, as much as it would be nice to claim the "blobs" as being my idea they were in fact first used by my neighbour, a well known ex Sheffield match angler (possibly of your aquintance) who used them on the river Sheaf that runs thro a well known park in the citys western bounderies!
They are superb for use on the Don showing bites and, if encountering a big rock they simply go around it/bounce away and by bulking two number 6 shot a few inches from the hook to keep the bait down when the blob comes to rest behind a rock any Greyling resting there waiting for a tiny morsel of food coming to rest in the slack water is presented with it far better than any float imo!
I may have a go at these, i love my grayling fishing
 
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