The wine bottle pole float is a
mini version of the barrel float, with a shoulder, it can be used on
slow to medium flowing rivers, and canals.
I first saw this float being used
in France on a small canal, I was very impressed with its action, and
holding back and easing the floats pace to about a quarter of its
The next time I saw this float was
at Trent embankment in a home international practice, and who should be
using it was Bobb Nudd, fishing off the embankment with this float and
was catching well.
This float is a good working float,
presenting the bait at a slower pace than the natural flow, and without
riding out of the water.
It comes in various sizes from 4x18
to a 1gram Milo, Trabucco, Waterqueen and now my self Gold Medal Floats
make this extremely good float.
The shape is like a wine bottle
with a neck and barrel body, eye on the shoulder to allow to be held up
against the flow. Colours depend on make of manufacture, a small neat
Best shotted with the bulk down and
dropper shots, using this float in shallow swims is a must, as well as
deeper swims up to 8ft.
With the bulk down I like to use a
string of small shots, (number 8 shot) these can be moved up or down
the line to alter presentation. I find a string better than an Olivetti
due to its pliable shape, and direct contact to the business end.
The float has an instant fishing
approach, it can settle in the water very quickly and start to fish,
good for grounbait methods. Where the need to start fishing over an
area very quickly. Because of its nature it can be excellent or gudgeon
This float can be adapted to close
rod and reel fishing just off- he bank side, or whip to hand fishing.
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