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Bingo

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Any recommendations of pole floats for commercials with visible tips, struggling to see the ones ive got there either to small or to thin.cheers
 

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sounds like you need a 2mm or even 3mm bristle, cant really recommend floats but might be worth looking at paste floats with a longer bristle which you can use to overshot the float and get the amount showing that you are comfortable with
 

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The Drennan Carp range do some big thick tips which are brilliant for visibility....... they are nice floats too 👍
 

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Drennan also do some sleeves which fit over the existing bristle to make it thicker. They can affect the shotting (you may need to remove a No.10) but the benefit is that you can change the colour to suit light conditions as you get orange, yellow and black in the packet.
 

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Probably 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 ???
 
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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.
 

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Probably 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 ???
Dont know if there hollow tip, margin fishing or open water 5 to 6 feet deep, variety of baits.cheerd
 

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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.
Interestingly I'm just the opposite Neil, red fine but yellow nigh on invisible. I do agree that black is often good.
 

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Interestingly I'm just the opposite Neil, red fine but yellow nigh on invisible. I do agree that black is often good.
I’m the same I can see red or orange it’s very rare I use yellow and occasionally black
 

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I've never used a black tipped float, pole or otherwise.
 

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I've never used a black tipped float, pole or otherwise.
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.
 

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The Des Shipp Preston’s floats - f1 pellet and f1 maggot are excellent visible 1.5mm tips. Drennan AS1 also very visible tips. These floats cover most of my open water needs. I tend to put a small piece of black silicone tube on the tip if a black tip is required. I personally prefer yellow, especially with my polaroids on.
 

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It’s surprising just how often a blacked out tip makes a difference.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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. 😄
 

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