THE ONION WAGGLER
onions were an old saying in the midlands,
it did not mean the ones you eat but the
one's you fished with.
float was developed long before most body
waggler types. Used as a wind beater on
venues like the Nene and Welland and all
other slow moving waters.
great old angler Billy Lane used to swear by
this float, as far to say he used them with
great affect and according to the to the
great man himself, it was the best float
ever for lift bites, due to its construction
of crow quill and cork.
ever onions were constructed with a rounded
cork body and a reverse crow quill stem.
Developed later with balsa body's and
peacock stems. These days they are
constructed with polystyrene bodies and
peacock stem. The
name they call this now is a poly
the amount of waggler type floats on the
market, we often wonder which one to use and
when, considering this question suffice to
say that we should carry all of them and
with experiences each float will present a
bait to a fish differently.
float can in some circumstance's out fish
big body waggles, simply because the body on
the onion is much smaller and is ideal for
choppy wind conditions, on still and slow
slow and still waters, are ideal for this
float, especially with a down stream and
choppy conditions, and with an extra loaded
base the float can be very stable, the float
acts like this ''now you see it, now you
don't another words the antenna will stay in
a fixed stable condition and the lap of the
water will ride over the top.
this rhythm of the lap, so that when the
antenna part of the float fails to show then
a bite is imminent.
waggler floats are sometimes used instead of
the dart-float, it has extra weight and
buoyancy, with that sensitivity and with a
base it is also very accurate when casting I
have used this float to good affect on
water's up to 8ft deep, any deeper and it
seems to loose its effectiveness of riding
the waves, using a quick float adapter I can
convert any waggler to the onion float.
match on my local lake was the proof of the
pudding, when most other anglers struggled
in the choppy conditions; I could see the
bites and caught plenty of fish.
THE ONION WAGGLER
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