The Floatmakers Thread

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http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/hand-crafted-floats-float-making-by.html?m=1

This is my latest float . . . . . . . .

A " Feather Inlay Baby Bobber "
in my own colours.#128522;

Approximately half the size of my standard bobbers with a shorter stem, smaller body and tip.

I have also used much finer thread in some areas.

Made for fishing maggots and worms.
Like we did when we were kids . . . . . #128521;

I have included some pictures next to my standard bobber for size comparisons.

I hope you like it.

Click the link above the see all the pics.





 

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http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/hand-crafted-floats-float-making-by.html?m=1

I have wanted to make a traditional stepped waggler for quite some time and have recently purchased some new threads, so, a per usual I started a pair then put them to one side them so I could re-visit them at my leisure. Eventually I got round to whipping them just as my new threads arrived.

Good timing aye !!!!!!!

I am not 100 % happy with it as there are a few minor changes I would make but all in all not a bad result for my first attempt at a . . . . . .

Traditional, Treble Feather Inlay, Stepped Waggler

I hope you like it.

More pics on the blog #128522;#65279;





 

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Thanks Chris.

Barble Sticks very usefull float not available commercially.

Thats why I made myself some. [:T]
 
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Victor Homewood,

The kind chap who transformed my two fishing reels asked me to make him an over sized . . .

" Shouldered Pacemaker Float "

Here is the prototype . . . . . . I hope you like it.

Click the link to see more pictures on the blog.





 
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My blog

http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/hand-crafted-floats-float-making-by.html?m=1
 

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http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/handcrafted-floats-2017.html?m=1

These two stick floats are for the leaders of my club.
Salford Friendly Anglers .

http://salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk/about-us/

For all their endeavours on our behalf.

"Sticking " . . . . . Lol . . .
With my new metallic thread we have two
"Retro Stick Floats with a political theme !!!!!!!!!!!

One for

"Tory Boy"

&
One for

"Red Ken" #128514;#128514;#128514;#128514;#128514;#128514;#128514;#128514;



 

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http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/handcrafted-floats-2017.html?m=1

I decided to give one of my . .

" Disgorging Stick Floats "

The metallic thread treatment.
I am really please with this as I think the metallic red thread pulls the whole float together.

This is a fully working stick float as well as a disgorger.



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http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/medium-pacemaker-my-best-float-to-date.html?m=1

New, Smaller Pacemaker in Metallic Racing Green.

Chuffed with this one.



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http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/heavy-wire-stemed-avon-coming-soon.html?m=1

I have been asked to make a. . . .

" Medium To Heavy Wire Stemed Avon "

for winter maggot & caster fishing , mainly for the the River Ribble & River Dove.

I have tried to cover all bases with this float and make it a multi-tasker so if under shot the float can be used for bread, meat , pellet and paste.

Requirements were 3 -4g (4 - 5 AAA ish ) with an alloy stem.

More pics and comments on the blog.

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For those of you making pole floats, how do you make a 0.6mm stem centralise in a 1mm drilled body?
 

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push a 1 mm hollow pole float tip with a .06 bore into the body

drop down box in the link the size you need is 1.00 mm /.06 mm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hollow-Pole-Float-Tips-1-0-1-7mm-Free-Shipping-float-making-/350907790855?var=&hash=item51b3bbf607:m:mbYbMXgwl3bwtNVPW7FLcvg
 

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Originally posted by Chris Calder

push a 1 mm hollow pole float tip with a .06 bore into the body

drop down box in the link the size you need is 1.00 mm /.06 mm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hollow-Pole-Float-Tips-1-0-1-7mm-Free-Shipping-float-making-/350907790855?var=&hash=item51b3bbf607:m:mbYbMXgwl3bwtNVPW7FLcvg
Cheers Chris, something to try, I've been struggling to keep the bodies straight but need to keep the weight down as they're sensitive floats and the shotting needs to be right. [:T]
 

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Another idea Carphauler would be to use float silicone rubber inside the float body,you could have about 5 mm in each end of the float body.
 

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http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/pacemaker-first-dunking-short-session.html?m=1

I was going all out for chub in this swim so no half way house size 14's !!!!!!!!

I whipped on a size 8, took an AAA shot off and baited up with a mahoosive lump of bread.

First trot down tight against the wall and the pretty little pacemaker buried, the creature Reacher hooped over and I . . . . . .

Read the rest of the tail on the blog.




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Hello Everyone,

Without going into too much detail as a made another post too, i would like to know the process after you have constructed the float.

For example. I know you insert the stem into the base, then can add the tip etc... but what i want to know is what comes after.

Looking around i need to seal it x amount of times first then paint

Someone else said paint then use clear varnish to coat it?

This part is completely different and i would love to know everyones thoughts. I would also like a good cheap matte black paint if anyone has any recommendations.

Thanks
 
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