CANE STICK FLOAT
smaller version of the family of
stick floats ideal for lighter work. A
very good slow to medium pace
running water float, especially for close
to the bank fishing.
the light float and amount of shots that it
takes, it has much less
disturbance on the water when casting.
As the lighter shots
sink at a slower pace, the float responds by
tilting downwards slowly
to each settling split shot. When
putting your finger on the
reel spool it checks the float then the
shots will rise up in the
water, and when releasing the shots will
sink again slowly, this is
when most fish will find the bait
irresistible, and a bite will occur.
fishing is best when using this checking
method, also easing the float
down the swim can produce very good catches.
Stringing the shots out
and reducing in size is best.
This stick-float method is a
perfect way of catching fish, when they can
be at any depth in the
Summer time especially. Dace, chub, and
roach are particularly prone to
Feeding is important when fishing the light
stick, by feeding regular
two or three times every swim down will
generate the fish to move up in
the water, and anticipate the bait freely.
The body shapes
on these floats are generally slimmer in
design. With a counter balance
of cane. lf this
method isn't producing then perhaps the
capacity is too much and the shots are
sinking to quickly. Then a
little tip is to move more shots up the
line, just under the float,
allowing even less weight down. I
like to use a very light
reel Line for this light stick float
fishing, a diameter 10 or 11 under
l kilo in strength, greasing the line above
the float is also
Closed face reels are very good for this
light stick float fishing,
with fingertip control at the press of a
button. When the
weather is damp or a drizzle in the air,
sometimes the line will stick
to the rod, I treat the rod with a silicone
spray, from rod butt to
tip, this helps the rain water to drip off
the rod eyes and assist with
the line control.
about Keeping stick floats
on winders in the mid 70s, which I learnt
from the continental anglers,
with their pole floats and then adapting
the idea to British floats I
still think this is a very good idea.
Making sure that when tying to
the main line you use a good knot.
CANE STICK FLOAT
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