The Flat Float (not the river ones)... great read

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Hi Jonny, we used to fish something similar when we were teenagers over 50 years ago, a float attached top and bottom to fish on the bottom at the side of moored boat on the Bridgewater Canal. A friend's dad put us onto it.
Our shotting was slightly cruder than that ,but we always caught a shedful of perch.
Also used it to catch gudgeon on the Shropshire Union canal near Beeston Castle in Cheshire,
Funny enough I don't think I have used it since.
I have used a piece of quill with two rubbers and pigtailed the line on the whip for small fish. Cast out and wait for line to straighten and fish on.
 

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I use this method all the time, although i fish it about a foot over depth so float moves along surface for a bit, find bite detection a lot easier in choppy water.
 

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I use this method all the time, although i fish it about a foot over depth so float moves along surface for a bit, find bite detection a lot easier in choppy water.
Do you make your own with a bit of a waggler snapped off? I was thinking of using some plastic tubing. Cheers for any advice
 

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I use this method a lot when carping... no weight just the hook and bait... plumb to the bottom of the float and you're away, don't cast, lower the baited hook into place
 

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I use it on the Thames and the Kennet for roach. Nice method and so much better than watching a tip. On the rivers use a bait dropper or squeeze a bit of ground bait around the bottom shot, fish well over depth.
 
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