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HANDCRAFTED FLOATS AND FISHING EQUIPMENT. 2017 -2019

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A New Page Of Floats For You All To Look At. 😊
Previous Float Page Link
http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/hand-crafted-floats-float-making-by.html?m=1
Two new small
"Irwell Sticks"
One straight, one stepped.

Both of these are for
"John Derbyshire"
and will be used mainly for grayling and chub fishing.
Taking 4 -5 no 4 shot these will be great for the shallow spate rivers he fishes.


The next styles to be up-graded are the  " Domed Alloy Stick " & the  " Inserted Alloy Stick Float"
Here are the new
Float Tubes in pine
for my pike sliders.
I hope you like them.
😁

A prial of 5 BB
" Ivory Avons "
Sporting balsa bodies plus cane tips & stems.
The tips are all fluorescent day glow orange and
the threads used were black violet and gold.

I quiet like the look of these and will be making a few more in various colours in the near future both with cane and alloy stems.

A set of
" Sight Bob Wagglers "
with metalli…

Traditional Float Tube No 8

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Well, I turned another traditional float tube. Tube No8. Just a repeat of No 7 really apart from a change of feather. On this tube I have use  Cock Pheasant Feathers
instead of the guinea foul feathers. Both sets of feathers have their merits but I have found that the pheasant feathers are easier to apply  ( One to remember ) and look even more traditional in their colours. The tubes approximate measurements are as follows :
EXTERNAL = 290 mm by 60 mm
INTERNAL  = 240mm by 40 mm
 Here are tubes 7 and 8 together so you can see
the difference.
 😉

TTFN


  Peanut. 
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Traditional Float Tube

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As you all know I like bright colours and a bit of bling on the tackle I make. On this occasion I decided to turn it down a few notches and go more traditional !!!!

This float tube has been stained, bringing out the grain to achieve an older, more traditional look. The threads used were black and gold coupled with a pair of Gunnie Foul feathers for added decoration. (only a little amount of bling....lol)
This is the first tube I have stained and I am quite please with the results 😁
The tubes measurements are as follows :
EXTERNAL = 290 mm by 60 mm
INTERNAL  = 240mm by 40 mm

I have a slightly different tube nearing completion and will write a quick blog when complete.

TTFN

  Peanut. 
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Two Tone Wagglers In Purple & Red Metallics

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I have just completed a double pair of
InstertedSarkanda Wagglers  for a friend, " Reece Davidson " Hopefully we should both be trying them out on the  " Old River Irlam " in the near future. We will both be after tench but to tell you all the truth I wouldn't mind a big eel or two as well.  I have not caught a large eel for a very long time and there are one or two reports of them coming out of the " Old River " so fingers crossed I will get a chance of a couple of sessions this summer.
TTFN

  Peanut. 
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New Feather Inlay Float Tube

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I am still getting the hang of tube making.
Here is my latest offering.
Tube No5.
This treble banded and double feather inlayed float tube is made from pine with a brass tag cap on the lid plus brass centring pins and latches
The tubes measurements are as follows :
EXTERNAL = 290 mm by 60 mm
INTERNAL  = 240mm by 40 mm
Hopefully I will be moving on to more exotic woods in the near future.
Again, I would like to stress.....none of this would be possible without the help and guidance of my father. Whenever I have a lathe issue he is always there with and answer, modifying tools, researching new methods etc. Thanks a lot dad ...... Your help is invaluable. 😁
TTFN

  Peanut. 
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Straight River Wagglers

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I just found a pair of river wagglers I hand left un-finished from last year.
Both in Sarkanda and fluoro orange. A few coats of lacquer and . . . .  Bingo. 😁😁😁 New floats ....lol
Note the elongated tip colour to aid bite indication when dragging the the bottom. 😉




TTFN

  Peanut. 
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Two Tone, Painted, Inserted Wagglers

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Another float I have had in my minds eye for some years is the one below.
Made with sarkanda and cane these  Inserted Wagglers have been a thorn in my side for a while. Why? Because I new I could do better than the final results I had achieved up until now
!!!!!!!!
However,
I am very happy with the design below, and I am pleased to say this particular float has passed quality control.....
lol 🤣
This waggler has a white central band, threads used are black, gold, violet, and crimson. The pearlescent metallic paint use is
Gothic purple.


Made mainly for maggot caster and hemp fishing this float was a real pain to get right initially but I think the results speak for themselves. What do you think? I am very pleased with this design and honestly do not think I can achieve better results with my current skill set.


Adding a decal instead of writing on the float was a possibility I had thought of but have steered clear of decals up until now preferring a hand written signature .

 I have ano…