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scouse

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I wonder
if anybody knows
were i can get starlites
to fit pole floats
now thats a poser[:D]

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esox.20

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Surely fitting a starlite to pole floats would over balance them, or make them next to useless. If you were intending to fish at night with a pole then it would be best surely to fish a normal waggler that a starlight could be attached to.

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scouse

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hi john
not really
if you use the bait
as your weight
or under shot it or use
a self cocker float


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dave, never seen any pole floats that take starlites,

probably best that you addapt your own, remove the bristle off an old pole float, super glue a short piece of tubeing on top of the body that a mini starlite can push in,

you'll probably need to use a float bigger than you'd normally use for the situation, to allow for the added weight of the starlite, and a float with a long stem to help counter balance it,
have fun..lol

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Try http://www.askari-fishing.co.uk/ they sell starlites in bulk and each pack as a plastic fitting maybe you can adapt them, you can buy a box of 100 stralites for less than 7 when you consider most tackle shops sell 1 pack for a 1 its quite a saving.

Alao they do sell all kinds of attachments as i say have a quick look at there site there may be something mate.

Let me know if you want me to send you a couple of packs dave so you can have a play.



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Simon R

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Dave

I've used a Starlite on the pole before, I just cut the middle out of a Drennan crystal waggler, then stuck the two halves back together so it was about 4" long.
I chose one that had interchangleable tips, so as soon as it got too dark I could just slot the Starlite straight in.
Used to fish with it fixed top and bottom and it worked fine.

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scouse

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hi al
i sent for there catalogue
about a week ago still waiting for it
then i can order them
ps done more floats for you[^]
will give you them next time we go fishing
m8

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Dave

Just go on their site mate, the catalouge doesn't give you any special offers etc.

I always use the site & not the catalouge.

The only problem with askari is the fact you have to make a minimum order of 30, so if you have any mates that wanna make an order club together & share the postage etc.



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Dave,

I've adapted a few for night fishing by using the Beta Lights (5 or 10 yrs glow) instead of Starlights.

Used normal fibre tipped pole floats and just took off the tips and replaced them with the Beta Light.

With Starlights i've found that if you set up a carp type pole float with a thick tip (that starlight sleeve or silicon fits) you'll have no problem.

You may have to reduce the shotting capacity by 1 no 8 shot though.



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AL_Peters

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Yer a star of the highest quality i am not at work until friday so if yer wanna go out let me know will pop down to scouse land and pick yer up.

By the way dave do you remember these yer mates from fir tree lol come on dave tell the guys n gals all about yer chucky eggs[8D]






quote:Originally posted by scouse

hi al
i sent for there catalogue
about a week ago still waiting for it
then i can order them
ps done more floats for you[^]
will give you them next time we go fishing
m8

dave
scouse (and proud of it)



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I first experimented with star-lite pole floats about 4 yrs ago on my local water. I was finding that early in the year around March time, the bites only started coming towards dusk from the carp and bream.By the time they were feeding confidently, you couldnt see your float any more. I once caught 7 carp on the method to 7 1/4lb after dark and that's from a club water that isnt stashed to the rafters with them. I still use the method and although the carp dont come in as close anymore,I still get some nice bream to 6lb or so.
Mine start as a piece of 1cmx1cm balsa.I then drill this out to fit the plastic sleeves supplied with the star-lights(the small size).I superglue the sleeve into the hole.Then I sand down the balsa till I get the required shape and weight bearing, painting them black. I then glue in a carbon stem from an old float and the line ring.And there you have it.Ungamely it may look -but it works.I've found at night that you dont need the subtlety with pole tackle that you use in the day.But that explosive 1st run of a carp on the pole at night can really give you a kick. Give it another month and I'll be out, especially if there's a rise in temp just after a cold period. The fish seem to go nuts.

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http://www.bobber.com/Bobbers.html

http://www.lindylittlejoe.com/products/lindy/floats.htm

http://www.roxfloats.com/fishing.html

http://pfsfishing.fishing-hunting.com/float.htm

http://outdoorstore2.espn.com/catalogs/walleye/rigs_tackle.cfm



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