This extra wide base pole float is
used for stabilizing the presentation in the water, fished with a bulk
down and light droppers, on small canals and Stillwater.
Other factors that determines a
float stability in the water, is the base stem materials. Wire stem can
add weight to a float and will half cock a small float, so there is
less shot down.
A warning about wire stems is that
they can easily be bent when moving the float up or down the line,
always pull the silicone float rubbers down before attempting to slide
the float on the line. Twisting the line aroused the wire helps the
float not to slip.
Carbon is a material that float
makers have now found to be useful, it is strong, less likely to bend
and is relatively light. It adds less weight to a float and is used on
smaller type canals and Stillwater. Cane
stems are very common and are used with floats to add extra weight
capacity, used for slow sinking presentation, and is very robust.
Plastic stems have neutral buoyancy
and can be found on larger pole floats, fine-fiber glass is very
popular with a medium size float, helps to cock larger floats.
I like to use the wide base pole
float when their is a chop on the water, I find it stops the float from
bobbing about, hence creating a better presentation.
Used with a wire bristle the float
is very stable and this float can be used when fishing to hand, either
with a pole or a whip. For further out fishing, I will use a cane or
nylon bristle Most continental match anglers make up their pole floats
at home, put them on winder's use them once, and then destroy them. We
British anglers tend to use the same rigs over and over again.
that perhaps we should be thinking more on the same wavelength as the
continental anglers, after all they are the ones that discovered pole
EXTRA WIDE BASE FLOAT