I've always locked my wagglers with one shot above the float adapter and the rest below. However as a lot of my AAA and SSG shot are getting on a bit now and I have "worn " them in, I find I have to use a smaller shot on the outsides to stop them slipping on the line. I could always use float stops but prefer to use them with loaded wagglers.
I use one of these specifically for number 6, 8 shot. I found when squeezing them on with my fingers they would often come off the line when landing a few decent sized fish. Not so much of an issue anymore.
I remember the day well. I checked the river levels and it said 1.5m+. Great I thought, that means the river is 1.5m deep. Low and clear I thought. Got there and only about one peg available due to the swollen river. 6g Chubber float. I hate to think what 8g with shot would look like. Olivettes for next season I think. It cast well though.
I struggle sometimes even with big shot to get them off the line on the bank, often just cutting the line at the end of a session and doing it at home, so I want one of these to help me get shot off the line. I want it mostly for removing big locking shot off the line. Are they any good and should I buy the small or large size for what I want? Cheers.
I would be lost without my levapiombo thingy ( shot remover) use it at least once every time I fish.
Those big AAA and swans are better if you thread a bit of silicon tube on the line then add the shot.
On a wag one shot above the float and the rest below leaving a gap 15mm for the float to adjust itself on casting.