What pole floats to use for margins

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paul_fish

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Which floats do you find best for fishing paste in the margins??

Yesterday i was using a 0.3 Hillbilly long stem/tip float, but thought that a shorter stem float would be better close in.
I was catching but thought the stem was a bit long. I could always cut it down i suppose, but would that affect the balance.

What do you MD'ers find best??.
 

chrishorobin

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Have a look at the KC Carpa margin, they are self cocking small float with a long bristle

http://www.kc-carpa.com/index.html
 

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I have started to use the BGT1 from http://www.buygoodtackle.com/Floats.html 8.50 for 10 and free postage.
 

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i use preston durafloat 10 , very strong and nice thick tip and stand up to being dragged through reeds etc

http://www.wickfordangling.co.uk/preston/durafloat.htm
 

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i also like the kc margins but for genral margin fishing/shallow water deck fishing and far bank fishing i would defo recommend mick wilkinson hc dinky and too be honest i use alot of the mick wilks range the are all unbeatable!!
 

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Thanks for replys.
Looks like the kc-carpa range should do the job. So will give them a try.
 

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Originally posted by Neil ofthe nene

I have started to use the BGT1 from http://www.buygoodtackle.com/Floats.html 8.50 for 10 and free postage.

I have to admit that I dorate the bgt1S, especially for shallow fishing. Have also enjoyed using the hollows for fishing at greater range with paste.[:T]
 

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I used the Bgt1 from buy good tackle for a while but they arnt to strong the main thing ive noticed is the tips pull out very easy then the eyes go. I loved the shape and style so i designed my own but stronger "LUMPY" great for margins shallow and far bank.[:T]
lumpy-1.jpg
 

sy69

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Another vote for the dura 10s. Although Avanti they are some quality floats.
 

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Another vote for KC floats here but in this case the Roc.... Great float for big baits.
 

mr magnum

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go onto a site called ossy anglers and look for jdeez floats they are a very tough float
 

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The design doesn't really matter, just keep it short. If you're fishing off bottom in the margins, (which can make all the difference sometimes), you'll obviously need a float capable of holding up whatever you've got on the hook. Otherwise I wouldn't worry. It's more important to know what feed they want/how much/how often. [:W]
 

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.....and with all due respect to the above, polyballs are VERY susceptible to wind and drift. I wouldn't bother with them unless conditions were perfect.
 

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oh yes, with the exception of when catching in the top couple of inches.....quickly!! [:)]
 

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Only time i use a polly ball is with a big ball of sloppy paste when the fish are crawling the far bank in 6/12 inch of water.
 

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For standard margin fishing tight to reeds I use Malmans dibbers and use the same rig for fishing pellet shallow (that's one topkit less to set up) and I have polyballs for when the carp are going "amphibious" in ultra-shallow water. I have just started using some brilliant self-cocking shallow paste floats by Big"H" called paste bullets. They are only about 4 inches long. Paul, you should be able to get them in Premier Angling in Chippenham if you are interested.
If not pm me your address and I will get you some.
 
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