- Apr 23, 2008
@ Mickthe chippy .Mick don't mean to diss your float making as I'm sure they will be great for purpose ,BUT............. Up in the water fishing with a self cocking float is a big no no.
You need to see bites as they happen on the drop ,with a self cocker you won't bites on the drop as the float will already be set ,you need to be able to read if the bait has been taken on the drop ,to do this you fish with a light float with spread shot on the line ,each one being a tell take on the float setting .also you must keep a tight line to the float after you have layed your rig out watching for any twitch or movement of the float as these are your quick as lightening bites ,it would be advisable also to have a number eight backshot on the line as well as this aids holding a tight line to the float .
Hope all this helps mate and hopefully you don't think I'm trying to teach you to suck eggs .
Good luck on Monday and I'm annoyed that I can't make it with you.?
they will be used, for a foot deep, with the bait sinking under its own weight, it might not work, but there again, nowt else Ive tried has either