Pole floats for deep water

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Fishing one of our ponds tomorrow that I haven't fished before. It's pretty deep in comparison to the other ponds we have so I'm just making a couple of rigs up.
People have often mentioned 0.1g of float per 1 foot of water, previously. However I also want to fish a sensitive float. What would you recommend for a silvers pond that is around 7 foot deep?
 

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Don't assume that sensitive means the lightest float you can find. It depends how it's shotted.

I'd start on no lower than a 1 gm Drennan Tuff Eye in 7ft of water, unless it's absolutely calm.
 

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Fishing one of our ponds tomorrow that I haven't fished before. It's pretty deep in comparison to the other ponds we have so I'm just making a couple of rigs up.
People have often mentioned 0.1g of float per 1 foot of water, previously. However I also want to fish a sensitive float. What would you recommend for a silvers pond that is around 7 foot deep?
Depends on the bait and the target species...... a light strung rig for caster through the water, a bulk rig for skimmers on the deck with pellet for example.
 

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Depends on the bait and the target species...... a light strung rig for caster through the water, a bulk rig for skimmers on the deck with pellet for example.
Maggot /caster for skimmers & roach (there were also a few surprise crucians show yesterday).
 

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Sensitivity can be achieved even with a heavy float. You just need a thin bristle and dot it down as low as possible.

But 7 feet is not that deep and I would happily use a 0.4/5g float if the conditions are calm. In a tow I would go to the other extreme and use 1 or 1.5g.

On calm days I will use a 0.2g float in 5ft. The 0.1g/foot is a guide or starting point and not a rule.
 

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If the weather fine i would possibly set up a 4x12 to fish on the drop and a 4x14 or 4x16 to fish on bottom

if windy scrap on drop and use heavy float 1g plus to hold on bottom
 

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Fishing one of our ponds tomorrow that I haven't fished before. It's pretty deep in comparison to the other ponds we have so I'm just making a couple of rigs up.
People have often mentioned 0.1g of float per 1 foot of water, previously. However I also want to fish a sensitive float. What would you recommend for a silvers pond that is around 7 foot deep?

nick gilberts slim gimps aint a bad choice for deepish water


or the larger sizes of XT finesse's

 

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Fishing one of our ponds tomorrow that I haven't fished before. It's pretty deep in comparison to the other ponds we have so I'm just making a couple of rigs up.
People have often mentioned 0.1g of float per 1 foot of water, previously. However I also want to fish a sensitive float. What would you recommend for a silvers pond that is around 7 foot deep?
Hey Landlord. Which one goes to 7ft? Smaller pond off the Stork?
 

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I would probably go with a 4x16 with strung bulk in the lower 1/3rd of the rig.
For through the water a 4x14 with strung out shotting. If I wanted a slower fall through the water I would use good old fashioned Styl leads.
 

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I fished a pool the other week that was top 4 deep and used a Drennan 0.8g float and it was ideal for catch silvers etc.
 
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