There are approximately 20 no.8's to the gram but this varies depending on the manufacturer and the accuracy of their production. Dinsmores are reasonably consistant.
1xSSG = 1.6 Grams
1xSA = 1.2
1xAAA = 0.8
1xBB = 0.4
1xNo1 = 0.3
1xNo4 = 0.2
1xNo6 = 0.1
1xNo8 = 0.05
As regards pole floats, I personally prefer the Drennan Carbo's as a good all rounder. Here is a link to what must be the most comprehensive range of floats on the web: www.tackleshop.co.uk/pages/polefloats1.htm use the previous and next buttons at the bottom of their page to see more.
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