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MARGINMASTER123

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Can anyone give me a ruffguide on float weight = stotz

I just want to be able to thing 4x12 float = 3no8 2no12 stotz

So is there a guide to show the weight of 4x12 a 4x14 weight is

Is there a guide for the weight of each stotz size
 

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UK SPLIT-SHOT WEIGHTS

Non-toxic shot
3SSG = 6 x AAA shot (4.8g)
2SSG = 4 x AAA shot (3.2g)
LG = (3g)
LSG = (2g)
SSG = 2 x AAA shot (1.6g)
AAA = 2 x BB shot (0.8g)
AB = 2 x No1 shot (0.6g)
BB = 2 x No4 shot (0.4g)
No1 = 3 x No6 shot (0.3g)
No3 = 2 x No6 shot ((0.25g)
No4 = 3 x No9 shot (0.2g)
No5 = 2 x No8 shot (0.15g)
No6 = 2 x No10 shot (0.1g)
Legal lead dust/micro shot
(Note: The higher the number, the
smaller the shot)
No8 = (0.06g)
No9 = (0.05g)
No10 =(0.04g)
No11 = (0.03g)
No12 = (0.02g)
No13 = (0.01g)
CONTINENTAL STYL
WEIGHTS

(Note: The higher the number, the
larger the shot)
No7 =0.01g
No8 = 0.017g
No9 = 0.025g
No10 = 0.035g
No11 = 0.048g
Continental lead styls from No12 to
No20 are all illegal in this country.

POLE FLOAT
CONVERSION GUIDE

3x10 = 0.10g (2 x No10 shot)
4x10 = 0.15g (3 x No9 shot)
4x12 = 0.2g (5x No10 shot)
4x14 = 0.4g (6 x No8 shot)
4x16 = 0.5g (8x No8 shot)
4x18 = 0.75g (3 x No3 shot)
4x20 = 1g (4 x No3 shot)
5x20 = 1.25g (5 x No3 shot)
6x20 = 1.5g (6 x No3 shot)

from http://www.gofishing.co.uk/Angling-Times/Section/how-to/Coarse-fishing-advice/Fishing-Tips2/Fishing-Charts--Guides/Guide-to-shot/

Also try http://www.maggotdrowning.com/calculator/
 

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Although I'm now confused cause I thought in order of weights it went 4x12, 4x14, 0.1g, 0.2g, 0.3g, 0.4g but according to the above 4x14 is 0.4g !?!

hmmmm
 

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Use this mate, then you can see for yourself.
Stotz are the same as split shot as far as weight is concerned.

No.8 shot = no.8 stotz and so on......

4X12,4X14 etc refers to styl weights, you need to convert the weight to grams to be able to compare it to 0.1g 0.2g etc
 

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Originally posted by JustJon

Although I'm now confused cause I thought in order of weights it went 4x12, 4x14, 0.1g, 0.2g, 0.3g, 0.4g but according to the above 4x14 is 0.4g !?!

hmmmm

No, the two systems of labelling floats are separate. The 4xnn is to do with Styl weights. The 0.1g is a straight reference to the loading in grammes.

I work on this very rough but very simple rule of thumb.

4x10 = 0.1g
4x12 = 0.2g
4x14 = 0.4g
4x16 = 0.6g
4x18 = 0.8g

I then shot the float to match how I want to fish it. So a small float may have a string or bulk of No.9, 10 or 11 Stotz or even two No.6 shot on a 0.2g float if I want a bulk. Anything over 0.4g I use a bulk or olivette.

For most of my canal work I use a 0.2g float that takes 7 No. 9 Stotz plus some No.13 for fine tuning. I will string the Stotz out at first but bulk them up if catching well. For margin carp it is two No. 6 shot on a 0.2g float.
 
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