of float is very versatile, due to its shape, it is sandwiched between
a Stillwater and a running water float, and can be used on a variety of
The English team
used this float to good effect in the World championship in Finland at
Laperantere. The venue was a deep water flowing canal type of venue,
similar to the Gloucester canal, holding back the float when there is a
flow on and just letting it go when it eased up.
The nature of
this float is that you can do both hold back or let it drift. Smaller
version can be seen on small canals, used by anglers in the know.
Shotted with a
bulk down and dropper shots. Sizes range from 4x16 up to 3 grams.
I used this float to
good effect in France on the River Rhine near Strasbourg, France in the
1986 World championships, winning the first day event with
17lb of bream.
Using a split olivine
method, I could change the bulk down and split the weight to allow the
float to catch the flow. Sometimes this presentation of moving the bait
works very well, especially if you use bloodworm on moving water.
swims and comes off the bottom; the lighter weight down produces a good
presentation allowing the bait to go with the flow, as the fish follow
the worm. When the flow
pushes harder and you want the bait to stay near the bottom, simply
pull the Olivetti’s together and the weight is then transferred back to
the bottom ready for holding back
A lot of these pole floats have a very shiny surface to them. I like to
rub the body over with a black matt marker pen; this stops the float
from being too reflective and helps with camouflage.
OVAL BODY RIVER POLE FLOAT
FLOAT CONVERSION GUIDE
3x10 = 0.10g (2 x
4x10 = 0.15g (3 x
4x12 = 0.2g (5x
4x14 = 0.4g (6 x
4x16 = 0.5g (8x
4x18 = 0.75g (3 x
4x20 = 1g (4 x No3
5x20 = 1.25g (5 x
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