John Bull Floats

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just had these arrive from John Bull Floats incredible workmanship I am well pleased bring on the Tench
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What makes them a tench float ?
 

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For those of us that have no idea, and have had no joy with google, can you give us a clue (or link) where you might buy John Bull Floats?
 

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What makes them a tench float ?
absolutely nothing it is just that i will be (have been now) targeting Tench with them and my first fish with them was a 3 1/2 lb Tench probably more luck than judgment though.
 

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absolutely nothing it is just that i will be (have been now) targeting Tench with them and my first fish with them was a 3 1/2 lb Tench probably more luck than judgment though.
Ok, thanks for that 😊
 

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When I was much younger Drennan marketed a float called the “driftbeater” as ideal for tench fishing.

in fact they still do Driftbeaters | Drennan International
yes i still have a few of the old driftbeaters and the do as it says helps against drift and are good for lift bites but nowhere near as good as these which have so fine a stem to be in a league of there own. IMO
 

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The John Bull floats I have seen on his Facebook page look stunning. Apart from the Driftbeater style the insert wagglers and sliders look very, very tempting.

I still use the Drennan Driftbeaters but also the Premier Windbeaters https://www.floatsonline.co.uk/Coarse-Match/Stillwater-floats /windbeater

For a few years now I have also been using Rizov pattern RF22 for lift fishing. Very sensitive and the tips glow well, which helps my aged eyesight. I generally use either a 2 or 3g version. Although a slider float they do make for a great close range lift or wag float. 1620123081659.png
 

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The John Bull floats I have seen on his Facebook page look stunning. Apart from the Driftbeater style the insert wagglers and sliders look very, very tempting.

I still use the Drennan Driftbeaters but also the Premier Windbeaters https://www.floatsonline.co.uk/Coarse-Match/Stillwater-floats /windbeater

For a few years now I have also been using Rizov pattern RF22 for lift fishing. Very sensitive and the tips glow well, which helps my aged eyesight. I generally use either a 2 or 3g version. Although a slider float they do make for a great close range lift or wag float. 1620123081659.png
thanks i will try a set.
 

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Watcha PAB, I hear there are lots of tench in some of the trinity broads also decoy broad. Just don`t like the idea of freshwater fishing
from a boat, I do wish they would let us fish from the bank:(
 

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Watcha PAB, I hear there are lots of tench in some of the trinity broads also decoy broad. Just don`t like the idea of freshwater fishing
from a boat, I do wish they would let us fish from the bank:(
No chance of that I used to like Filby until they removed all the bream and dumped them for fertilizer on the farm land. still a few Tench in there but most keep quite about the broads so as the fish are not removed.
 
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