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keith

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what is a 4x14 or a 4x10 float.Is this styl weights.I have tried to prepare these floats at home and cannot get it right each time.what determines which float size you use on a particular venue.I tend to use the suck it and see approach and if a float is not working switch to a lighter or heavier one.icon_smile_question.gif
 

MALC

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Hi Keith,
I've replied to your elsewhere yesterday but its not appeared there yet so i'll reply here as well.
Yes the numbers relate to styles not shot.
A rough guide that i use for making rigs at home is as follows:
STYLES-----------------SHOT
1x10 = 1x10
1x12 = 1x8
4x12 = 4x8
4x14 = 5x8,1x12
4x16 = 7x8,1x12
3x12 = 0.2grm
5x12 = 0.3grm

By the above chart you should be able to work out the shot for most pole floats
in some cases an extra no 13 shot may be needed to dot the tip right down and a little bit of bristle grease may help.
Normally i over shot by 1 no 13 shot and use bristle grease to hold the float on the surface, (when wind allows).
Regards which weight of float to use i normally use 0.1grm per foot of depth on the canal and depending on bait and undertow for lakes it's about 0.2grm per foot but thats only a rough guide.
Hope that helps abit
MALC
 

sloppyeggs

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there is an easier way lads and i did have
to go out to the shed to get the info needed
FLOAT MARKINGS 3X7 SHOTTING PATTERN Two No12+OneNo13
4X7 Two No11
3X8 Two No11+OneNo12
4X8 Two No11+TwoNo12
4X10 Two No8
4X12 Three No8+TwoNo11
4X14 Five No8+TwoNo10
4X16 Seven No8+TwoNo12
4X18 Nine No12+TwoNo10
4X20 Seventeen No8+ThreeNo10
I hope this helps and also this is option 1 If you want option 2 just ask .
ps also try adding a No13 to these especially now winters setting in.
stej1965@hotmail.com
 
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