Float Making Materials

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MALC

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Can anyone help with a supplier of carbon or fibre glass rods as is used in the making of pole floats.

I've tried numerouse hobby/model shops as well as tackle shops with out any success.

As i want to knock up some of my own pole floats.
The body is not a problem is the stems i'm after.

I already knockup my own Bagging Waggs and the odd stick floats & wagglers.

In fact i've just spent the last 2 hours making some Bagging Waggs which work out to about 80p each rather than paying between 6 & 8 for em in the shops.
And it's more fun when you've made em yourself.

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Hi Malc -- I can see a problem getting the fibre glass stems but wouldnt wire stemmed be easier to find ???... then you could use a piece of cocktail stick for the top end of the float...anyway just a idea mate it might work ....cheers...

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Tried the wire but need something less fragile as it's for carping that i want to knockup some specials for so it needs to be able to take a battering which the wire wont.

But cheers any way Mook.

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Malc I have some old quiver tips that are going begging. If you are going to IW I could bring then down for you. John

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hi malc
a good place ive found is toy shop or kids old toy box
there used to be (may still be) a game called pick up sticks or something similar they are like long plastic cocktail sticks very durable & can stand the hammering of mud holes.

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malc, try cotton buds, take the cotton wool off, add a body and hey presto ya got ya self a good strong inline float, just a suggestion as ya can get a tub full for about 80p.

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John,
Cheers in the past i've used old tips sanded down to make float stems and i'll be at Izaaks.

Martin,
I'll have a look into that one.

Ray,
Must admitt used them in the past and yes they are strong but only ever lasted one session (if that long) after being dragged through the reeds, but will have another look at them as they may have changed materials slightly since the last time i tried them.

Cheers lads.

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Edited by - MALC on 17 March 2002 1:28:39 PM
 

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Malc,
I have been given this address for carbon and glassfibre,

Fibretech
15 Lancing Close
Worthing
West Sussex
BN15 9NJ
Tel. 01903 765918

Fibretech prices are 0.5mm dia, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 & 3.0 2.00 (1 metre long)
On top of that you have postage which will set you back 3.50.
Best to ring them up and ask for a catalogue.
Hope this is of some help mate.

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Cheers Peter i'll contact them and get their catologue

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