Graham,I give up trying to put links in, it used to be such a simple thing but not now for some reason. http in http out non of them seem to work WHY?
Mark,This winter I intend trying tungsten olivettes more - it involves matching the weights to the floats beforehand - but I think it will be worth the effort. I think the denser the weight the better the presentation especially when holding back and tin shot aren't that dense.
Some of the Scandinavian and French anglers tended to lean towards that school of thought too Graham.Some say a large olivette hampers the strike unlike a string of AA's or BB's which are more streamlined but I guess its what you have confidence in isn't it?
The tungsten tubing was by Sandvik, and I have some. It's amazing stuff - they should make it again for the carp boys for such tasks as backleads and hooklink weighting - easy to secure, move and adjust. I would buy more if I could, and it makes really good stick float weights.Some of the Scandinavian and French anglers tended to lean towards that school of thought too Graham.
They overcame the perceived problem by using those tungsten tube weights that you cut to size from long lengths. I've still got some of that stuff somewhere in the garage methinks.