Shaped with four fluted wings that are designed to
catch the current of the river and travel the stream naturally, this
float is so adaptable in running water it can be held against the
current to slow up the presentation of the bait.
As a youngster fishing my local river Taff in Cardiff this was
undoubtedly the best type of float to combat the surge of this fast
flowing river. So popular that the angling press wrote very good
reports regarding this float and even gave them away as a
The pronounced balsa tip was very visible and a perfect tool for long
distance trotting. Winning the Junior Welsh National using this
float was the pinnacle for me in my teenage years. I hold this float in
great esteem and carry an old version in my tackle box. Now I am happy
to prelaunch this great float as a promotional offer through my company
Gold Medal Floats co uk.
Casting the fluted float is also very easy, either a side cast, under
arm or overhead, the bulk weight carries the float to your chosen
destination. With your finger on the reel adjust to check it when
entering the water. Sizes of float vary, depending on the venue, from
4bb up to 12bb bulking the main shot about 20" from the hook and using
either 1bb or 2bb droppers, further the cast less dropper shots, as a
rule of thumb. Making sure that you squeeze the bulk shots onto the
line with the split facing the same way, this will help in less twist
on the line, sometimes a small swivel can be introduced just below the
bulk and some anglers use an Olivetti instead of a bulk but in my
opinion a bulk shot is more pliable.
A vast range of running water venues lends this float adaptability,
fasts shallow, turbulent rivers best and the float is attached by two
rubbers one at the tip and one just above the eyed bottom ring which
helps to stabilize the float on the line from slipping.
THE FLUTED FLOAT
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