You will have to change the shot pattern according to your chosen float in order to correctly cock the float. Press the tip of your forefinger lightly against the spool so that you can control the amount of line pulled from the reel as the float travels downstream. A: Use a mainline that will float. Unfortunately it doesn’t get used half as much as it used to as pole fishing has become more and more commonplace. This shot is often called a 'Tell-Tail' shot. and the other at the bottom of the float stem. By the way a waggler is a float that is attached to the mainline via the bottom of the float.Still Water Waggler Float Fishing Still water waggler float fishing is a particular favourite method of mine as it’s one of the oldest. These shot help to cock the float and make the hookbait sink through the top layers quickly. You thread these onto the line and slide your float into the rubbers. D: Bottom shot. C: Bulk shot. and easiest. This is the basic float rig which every angler should know. C: This is a depth marker. reel. The stick float is best used for trotting downstream with the current. If a fish comes and picks up the bait off the bottom you'll get a clear indication on the float as it will rise showing a lift bite. Backshotting minimizes the effects of the wind on the float by sinking the line for a short distance behind it. D: The split shot should be spaced out equally down the line. leave the bail arm open. You cast a little downstream of you. enticing fish to take it. I use 2-3lb Maxima Chameleon. sticks. Trotting involves letting the float drift downstream with the current and holding back on it at intervals so that the bait swings upwards.8 shot pinched onto the line between the float and the rod about 6 inches from the float. and allow the float to 'trot' along with the current. B: The float is attached to the line using two rubbers. methods of float fishing. B: Locking shot. I personally prefer to float fish with a rod. Light line is essential as it makes it easier to keep control of your float whilst trotting downsteam. Pinch a shot onto the line directly under the float to mark the minimum depth you want to fish. One rubber at the top of the float just below the highly visible sight tip. These lock a float attached bottom-end only to the required point on the line. A: This is a backshot. . and waggler float. Running Water Stick Float Fishing Loafers. Normally I'd use a single No. and Avons all fall into this group. Click on the image to enlarge.

4 tell-tail shot around 6 inches from the hook.E: Use a single No. This will aid good bite indication on the float TOP OF PAGE .6 or No.

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