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Neil ofthe nene

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@LukeB86 An overnight thought and probably a stupid question but when did you last have your eyes tested?

I have no problem seeing a 0.7mm float at 10-11m, I have a good optician. So that she knew the quality of sight I need I took along a pole float when I first had a test done by her.
 

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@LukeB86 An overnight thought and probably a stupid question but when did you last have your eyes tested?

I have no problem seeing a 0.7mm float at 10-11m, I have a good optician. So that she knew the quality of sight I need I took along a pole float when I first had a test done by her.
It’s not so much seeing a float tip 11-16m away though, it’s a combination of dappled light, shadows, ripple, bright sun, etc..to be taken into account, there’s no point having a bristle that’s too thin..
 

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With cloud cover and dim light and tree shadow you could have a 10mm tip and your still struggle to see it given all the different shades on the water. Gaza is spot on with his post.
 

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It’s not so much seeing a float tip 11-16m away though, it’s a combination of dappled light, shadows, ripple, bright sun, etc..to be taken into account, there’s no point having a bristle that’s too thin..

If I were struggling to see it I would change to a different float, thicker tip. Bit pointless (or stupid?) using a float you can't see. But for most of my canal fishing I can see the tip perfectly well when fishing the far shelf and my favourite canal float just happens to have a 0.7mm bristle.
 

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If I were struggling to see it I would change to a different float, thicker tip. Bit pointless (or stupid?) using a float you can't see. But for most of my canal fishing I can see the tip perfectly well when fishing the far shelf and my favourite canal float just happens to have a 0.7mm bristle.
So I wonder how you would cope seeing a float tip tucked in the far bank reeds/rat holes at 13-16m, or fished up against reeds at distance, with a strong ripple and sun blazing down
 

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@LukeB86 An overnight thought and probably a stupid question but when did you last have your eyes tested?

I have no problem seeing a 0.7mm float at 10-11m, I have a good optician. So that she knew the quality of sight I need I took along a pole float when I first had a test done by her.
Good thought Neil but my eyes are fine, its the combination of conditions that cause me issues. Another factor is that I mainly fish carp waters. Therefore I'd prefer to have a 2mm carbon stem slim float that I can use for most of my fishing. Just trying to simplify my float choices also.
 

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Good thought Neil but my eyes are fine, its the combination of conditions that cause me issues. Another factor is that I mainly fish carp waters. Therefore I'd prefer to have a 2mm carbon stem slim float that I can use for most of my fishing. Just trying to simplify my float choices also.

Get Jim Standish to make you a few , he's on facebook . He turns his own bodies in IGF110 foam and will make them .

Regards

Andrew
 

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Good thought Neil but my eyes are fine, its the combination of conditions that cause me issues. Another factor is that I mainly fish carp waters. Therefore I'd prefer to have a 2mm carbon stem slim float that I can use for most of my fishing. Just trying to simplify my float choices also.

I too use just one float of the type you describe for 90% of my full depth commercial fishing. The BGT Shallow-Long 0.5g. Unfortunately no longer available. But 2mm bristle, carbon stem, slim rugby ball body.

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RW is too busy to take any orders, I have now emailed Nick Gilbert and waiting for a reply. Hopefully he can do them and I can get new elastic at the same time.
 
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