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Darren69
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Posted - 18 August 2010 :  6:02:38 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Darren69 to your friends list
Are you supposed to used small shots for pole floats?

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Tom Hiorns
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Posted - 18 August 2010 :  6:29:09 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tom Hiorns to your friends list
Hi.I would say the answer would be yes but depends on the size of float,for all my float rigs I only use Stotz,
With floats over say 0.75 gram I use an olivette + small stotz.
I changed to stotz because they go on the line easier and don't "ping" off the line as round shot tend to do.
Hope this helps.

Tom.


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Posted - 18 August 2010 :  6:35:04 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Donfish to your friends list
Because pole rigs don't need weight for casting,small shots are the norm.It's all about delicacy of presentation.Most pole anglers prefer Stotz,these can easily be slid up and down the line to form a small bulk ,or a strung out pattern for a slower sinking bait.If fishing flowing water,then using bigger than normal shot can be useful.


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Darren69
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Posted - 18 August 2010 :  7:01:16 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Darren69 to your friends list
Awsome thank's for that, i'll have to order some stotz :)


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Posted - 18 August 2010 :  7:21:31 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Yuccaman to your friends list
Another vote for Stotz! I changed over to them about 18 months ago and haven't looked back!!!



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Posted - 18 August 2010 :  7:44:54 PM  Show Profile  Click to see mattyts's MSN Messenger address Bookmark this reply Add mattyts to your friends list
I also favour preston stotz


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Stotz everytime, even a blind old fart like me can put the smaller ones on without any bother.



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Canal rigs - strung out No.9/10/11 Stotz on 0.2g (4X14) floats. Olivettes on the 0.5/0.75 g floats. My floats are three sizes, either 0.2g or 0.5 and 0.75. I don't see the point of mucking around with lots of sizes.

Use No. 11 or 13 Stotz to fine tune. The No.13 Stotz are easier than shot to use and hence I can get a super degree of sensitivity easily.

Carp rigs. Two No.6 shot as bulk on my 0.2g floats, olivettes on the 0.5 and 0.75. Again I have only three sizes of float for carp.

The 0.2g rigs are used in depths up to 4 ft, the 0.5 and above in deeper swims or if I am bagging in a 3-4ft margin to get the bait down quickly.



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Posted - 30 August 2010 :  1:20:18 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add leeman to your friends list
i personally use sensas styles on all of my canal rigs, basically enlongated stotz. they give a very slow fall of the bait and when squatt fishing this can be great, i also have a ollivete rig set up for when the fish are really having it on the bottom.

for carp i either use no 10 + 8 shots, or small ollivettes.

on the river use an ollivette and a few small shots for droppers.


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Stotz with half styles, for when you absolutely must reduce the float tip to the tiniest visible dot (e.g. winter roach fishing). Like Tom I use Olivettes for the rare occasions that I use a 0.75 or above capacity float (not often since I usually fish commercials).



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Posted - 30 August 2010 :  1:51:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit getfishing's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add getfishing to your friends list
stotz, don't pole fish but I use them on the waggler to get a slowwer drop than regular no 8 and bigger. Stotz are so easy to get on the line and even easier with a stotta


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