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brady
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Posted - 22 February 2003 :  10:36:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit brady's Homepage Bookmark this topic Add brady to your friends list
does anyone know of any good pole floats in good i mean hardwearing .
i only seem to use them once and the next time they come out of the box all the paint is cracked and they take on water.
is this due to storage or just poor quality, drennan and abu seem the worst
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Posted - 23 February 2003 :  01:02:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit mike s's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add mike s to your friends list
Preston or Sensas.
I like the ABU series 10-15 but through experience always spray with acrylic lacquer to give them a tougher outer coat

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Posted - 23 February 2003 :  01:07:20 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MALC to your friends list
Sounds like it might be down to the way your storing them.

Never suffered any problems regards paint chipping especially on Drennens.

How do you store them on winders or loose

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Posted - 23 February 2003 :  05:08:13 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Polepot to your friends list
I'm with Malc onthis one.

Pole float material is inherently soft. If it is crushed the paint cracks and takes on water.

I use Drennan and Floats Direct Floats and when I get a problem I can normally tie it in with some storage lazyness.

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hi i use a variety of makes if i do get a problem with 1 float i just raid sammys nail varnishes shes always got a good selectionof colours so can normally get 1 to match.
nick god luck to you & richard on kennet today hope you both get your grayling

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Posted - 23 February 2003 :  12:48:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peter's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Peter to your friends list
Mostly Drennan's and Preston's for me.

Never had any problems so i'd have to say that it's got to be down to how you are storing them Brady.


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Posted - 23 February 2003 :  12:48:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tiny Tim's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Tiny Tim to your friends list
Talking about storage of pole floats guys... I have a browning seatbox. On the underside of the seat are two recessed squares. I pressume this is where you place your pole float & winders.
How do you keep them in place without them simply just dropping out????


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Posted - 23 February 2003 :  8:44:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Dave's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Dave to your friends list
I prefer the Colmic floats especially for their sensitivity.

As regards storage I must profess to being a scruffy bugga in that dept lol



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Posted - 24 February 2003 :  01:01:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit mike s's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add mike s to your friends list
The later ABU floats are made from a VERY soft (& therefore buoyant) balsa & only have a thin coating. I have found that merely moving the float down the line can cut into them. Hence the addition of a coat of lacquer.
Never had any trouble with Drennans.

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Storage of Pole floats is important, and the winders you store them on also ,, There is a correct way of loading a float onto a winder and thats to have the body of the float in the deepest part of the winder. If you dont do this you will suffer damage to your rigs. maybe its this thats causing your float problems. Mal


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Posted - 26 February 2003 :  12:35:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit brady's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add brady to your friends list
cheers for the advice ill look into it.
replacing pole floats is a expensive hobby


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Posted - 26 February 2003 :  12:41:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit mike s's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add mike s to your friends list
Not if you own a Tackle shop...............

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Posted - 26 February 2003 :  09:01:18 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TINY to your friends list
LOL Mike

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