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HANDCRAFTED FLOATS & FISHING EQUIPMENT 2021-2024

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Welcome to my current live float page. 2021 - Present. Feel free look and comment on anything you see. Here is a link to my previous float page 2017 - 2021 https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2017/01/handcrafted-floats-and-fishing.html?m=1 I started making these around 2018 for stalking carp in the margins. Glow in the dark carp stalkers. . . . . . . . . . . More Perch Bobbers. . . . . . . The prial of perch/grayling Bobbers below are made from balsa with a hard wood stem, olive green and fluorescent orange paints, black and yellow threads plus a hand turned brass eye. 4 - 6 AAA depending on bait size . . . . . . . 4BB True Driftbeaters finished in slate grey with black/gold whippings plus a fluorescent pink sight bob. . . . . . . . . Olive Green, Staight Wagglers made for maggot and bread fishing on the lower River Ribble this summer. . . . . . . .  I am getting ready for the 16th already and still playing with avons. Here are two 3g in yellow which is a colour I do not use very ofte

Adjustable, Self Cocking Loaded, Bodied, Wagglers. Six & four Gram.

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 Moring all, Im getting ready for the tench season already !!!! I have just completed some more Six Gram Adjustable, Self Cocking Loaded, Bodied, Wagglers one with a sight tip, one without. The two floats below are based on balsa with a slate grey body, black and white lift segments and a fluorescent orange tip. Threads used on this build were black, grey and gold I have more of these on the go at the moment and some lighter versions as well. TTFN.      Peanut. Please subscribe if you would like regular updates of my adventures with the floats I make.  If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats click on the link below.      https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2021/02/handcrafted-floats-fishing-equipment.html?m=1     Join our club......Salford Friendly Anglers...........Its FREE   !!!!!!!  http://salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk/join/   

Fluted, Inverted Teardrop, Alloy Stem Avons.

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 Morning all, I have just finished two new floats. "Inverted Teardrop, Alloy Stem Avons" Taking approximately 3 no 4s (0.6 g) for light river work. I have made these mainly for my own interest as I have never seen this combination before and thought it may suit the way I fish when after silvers using a closed face reel in blustery conditions, hopfully, stopping/reducing the need for back shotting and enabling tighter control of the the line/float.....we shall see!!!! Raw materials used were balsa and alloy for the stem with charcoal, white and fluorescent orange paints, finished with black whippings. Below are a couole of comparison picture showing the size of the smaller, wire stem floats to the larger wooden stem floats. TTF PS: I managed to finish another one this morning.  😊      Peanut. Please subscribe if you would like regular updates of my adventures with the floats I make.  If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats click on the link below.      https://purp

Goose Quill & Crow Quill Tipped Fluted Avones With Hardwood Stems.

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Morning all, Below are some experimental floats. (For me anyway) I do not have much experience of using quills for floats. The only ones I have made before are porcupine quills. So I was quite pleased to see the pair below to completion. I have made one of each for now. A Goose Quill & Crow Quill Tipped Fluted Avons With Hardwood Stems.  TTFN      Peanut. Please subscribe if you would like regular updates of my adventures with the floats I make.  If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats click on the link below.      https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2021/02/handcrafted-floats-fishing-equipment.html?m=1     Join our club......Salford Friendly Anglers...........Its FREE   !!!!!!!  http://salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk/join/   

Inserted 50.50 Charcoal Waggers

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 Morning all. This weeks offerings are . . . . " Inserted 50.50 Charcoal Sarkanda Wagglers " Made from some left over blanks, these floats are on the smaller side of the scale for general silver fishing or down the side for tench and carp. Paints used were white, fluorescent orange and charcoal. Threads used were black grey and gold. I have a few of these now so I will try them out this spring on my local commercial and hopefully get some fish and float pictures. TTFN      Peanut. Please subscribe if you would like regular updates of my adventures with the floats I make.  If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats click on the link below.      https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2021/02/handcrafted-floats-fishing-equipment.html?m=1     Join our club......Salford Friendly Anglers...........Its FREE   !!!!!!!  http://salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk/join/   

Heavy Inverted Tear Drop Fluted Avon With A Hardwood Stem

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 Hi all, I have found a float I had forgotton about from last year. A Heavy, Inverted, Tear Drop, Fluted Avon With A Hardwood Stem. Once again this is inteded for the Wye this coming summer. Intended for use with bigger baits this float takes more weight than the aluminium stem versions made previously coming in at appromimately 8g. Paints used were olive green, white and fluorescent orange. Threads used were black and gold. A simple enough float but a design I personally like a lot. TTFN      Peanut. Please subscribe if you would like regular updates of my adventures with the floats I make.  If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats click on the link below.      https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2021/02/handcrafted-floats-fishing-equipment.html?m=1     Join our club......Salford Friendly Anglers...........Its FREE   !!!!!!!  http://salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk/join/   

Inserted 50:50 Camo Green Wagglers + Heavy Hardwood Stem Irwell Sticks

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 Happy New Year All. This quartet are my last floats of 2023. Inserted 50:50 Small Camo Green Wagglers + Heavy Hardwood Stem Irwell Sticks. The wagglers will mainly be used for tench at close quarters, the sticks for bigger baits on faster, shallow river stretches. Wagglers are Sarkanda and the sticks are balsa, all with hardwood stems. I have looked at the river many times overr the  Christmas period without finding a decent period to fish. Lets hope the new year is a little more clement. Tight lines and Happy New Year. TTFN      Peanut. Please subscribe if you would like regular updates of my adventures with the floats I make.  If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats click on the link below.      https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2021/02/handcrafted-floats-fishing-equipment.html?m=1     Join our club......Salford Friendly Anglers...........Its FREE   !!!!!!!  http://salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk/join/