reeds as floats?

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mattyts

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My local water has quite a few bulrushes growing everywhere on the lake and has already made 2 pegs unfishable so me and my friends volunteered to cut them down,i cut about 100 and saved 10 lengths as i thought they could be used as floats,Theyre still green so they need to dry out,is this a simple case of leaving them in the consevatory for a week or is there something more to it?

Any help is appreciated [:T]
 

Ben.M

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Leave them to dry, put an eye on it, seal it(varnish) and pait the tip and your done really :)

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dward1996

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Originally posted by Ben.M

Leave them to dry, put an eye on it, seal it(varnish) and pait the tip and your done really :)

Ben.M

Yes, Ben has it right. Easy and cheap, and there's that much more enjoyment catching with them than with other floats.[:p]

Good luck[:T]
 

Ivan heaphurst

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Let them dry out,slowly, and then cut between ther nodes for lengths to make into floats. What sort of reed are they? I use the sedgey type of reed for my float making and have never used reed mace.
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mattyts

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ivan,theye bulrushes with the big brown head,i cut the heads off,thanks
 

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You could even save some complete mattys for dry flower arrangements. [:T]

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