Dont know if there hollow tip, margin fishing or open water 5 to 6 feet deep, variety of baits.cheerdProbably best if you tell us which floats your using and struggling to see at the moment, do you know if there a hollow tip ?
Also what type of venue, i.e. Snake lake or deep open water !
How far are you trying to fish and what bait too ???
Interestingly I'm just the opposite Neil, red fine but yellow nigh on invisible. I do agree that black is often good.Most of my limited range of Summer floats have a 2mm bristle. These can still be dotted down and remain visible.
Have you tried different coloured bristles? I see yellow much better than red even in conditions you may not think they would show up. Alternatively black can be a stand out against the pale reflection of the sky rather than far bank vegetation.
I carry a pen but it sits in the box unused from one year to the next. Red or yellow show up OK for me in all light conditions. But I know that is not the case for all.Seriously ? Do you not carry a black marker pen with you Pete ? Often I black the tip out on a float when the light changes. I must admit though, I've never bought a black tipped float.
Ive never given it much thought Neil but, Im one that struggles to see a yellow topped float. I shouldnt say that too loudly should I ? ..... Being an electrician.I carry a pen but it sits in the box unused from one year to the next. Red or yellow show up OK for me in all light conditions. But I know that is not the case for all.