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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. 😊
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http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/hand-crafted-floats-float-making-by.html?m=1


When I spot horse-chestnuts on the forest floor I know its time to start looking for the big shoals of silvers on the rivers.
Unfortunately the amount of rain fall we have had lately has stopped me from going out.
😞
Here are two floats I have recently made for just this occasion.
A pair of
Two Tone Inserted Wagglers in pearlescent , metallic blue.
I hope you like them.
😁

I was recently asked to make a very specific set of ......
Inserted Wagglers. These are by no means ground breaking but, over the years I have found it he little changes in your set up that help with bite detection. This change was a simple one and its all about the tip.

Grayling Bobbers with an aluminium shaft.

These are finished in fluorescent red / pink and orange with black, gold and purple thread plus a jay feather for decoration.

Slimline Roach Avons…

New Shallow Water Stick Float

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I decided to go back to basics with this stick. This float has a white and red tip, a plain body with black and grey whippings. After all the fancy painted ones I quite enjoy looking at the simplicity of this design. This one is in my roving bag ready for the next Irwell session......... When the rain eventually stops here in Manchester !!!!!!!
TTFN


  Peanut. 
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Stained Slimline Roach Avons

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I have had to have another crack at  this pattern as  " The Casterman " decided to snap his in two the last time he was out dangling !!!!!!!
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🤣 I didn't have any paint to hand so opted for a wood stain instead. I am by no means an expert when it comes to using wood stain but I am pleased with this pair of " Stained, Slimline Roach Avons "  This pair of floats have balsa bodies and aluminium stems. The float tips are in day glow orange, threads used are black, gold and scarlet. Hopefully we will have some fish and float pictures to show you all in the coming weeks.

TTFN

  Peanut. 
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River Wagglers In Pearlescent Red

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Below are a pair of river wagglers I have made from sarkanda reed. Tips are day glow red and orange, both in Pearlescent red. Whippings are black, gold, scarlet and purple. These two will be dragging maggots or casters on the bottom of a north west river this winter, hopefully connecting with a few chub and dace.
TTFN

  Peanut. 
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Segmented Glow In The Dark Porcupine Quills

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Its the first time I have made Segmented Glow In The Dark Porcupine Quills. These three will be spending there life in Sweden chasing big crucians and tench. These are small floats taking approximately 3BB, are ideal for fishing the lift method at close quarters and great for fishing in low light or zero light conditions, a real bonus when fish are feeding into the darkness. A phosphorescent pigment was used to give the glow in the dark effect.   Basically, the phosphorescent pigment works by trapping the suns energy in crystals. Once the crystals are charged by sunlight the energy is then released as a glow of light giving you the glow in the dark affect.
Lets hope they bag a few beauties
TTFN

  Peanut. 
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Straight Still Water Wagglers

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While I have been off work I have managed to finish a few on going projects.
Here is the latest,
Straight Still Water Wagglers.
Two red/ pink and one orange.
Once more made from reed and finished in pearlescent, metallic purple with black, gold and crimson threads, these will be at home on  natural or commercial still waters suspending larger baits like pellet, corn or bread etc
I have included, in the pictures below, an olive green river waggler.  The basic difference between the still water floats and the river floats is the tip length. River floats have longer tip colours for dragging baits on the deck for when a really slow trot is require. River waggler. I need to get some fishing with one of these so I can get a few nice pictures for the blog.


TTFN

  Peanut. 
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Roach & Dace. A Red Letter Day On The River Irwell

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Today I had another session on the Littleton Road section of the River Irwell In Salford. The sun was bright and baring down on me so I wasn't too hopeful of a good catch but as Mike Duddy says
" You have got to be in it to win it "
!!!!!!!!!! Rod and reel for the session was a 14 foot Acolyte and an Okuma Centerpin My end tackle was a hand made 10 No6 stick float, 16s hook and 4 lb main line. I was feeding straight from the moment I arrived and on my first trot down hooked into a nice dace of around 3 ounces. I had nothing then for around 10 minutes so used the time to alter my shot pattern and depth, fine tuning my set up for when they arrived. ( Here's hoping )
The continuous feeding of maggot and hemp  was slowly starting to work and bites started to materialise.
😁 Small, sharp bobs at first but as I increased the feed more positive bites started to show, then a fish.
A nicely conditioned roach.  😁 I was getting into my rhythm now and bites were coming every t…

Lower Irwell Silvers & A Lump !!!! Stick Float Fishing

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A long over due trip on the  Lower River Irwell
 to test out my new stepped stick floats was tonight's mission.
Many in our club would like to know where all the silvers and small barbel have gone ?
So tonight was a scouting session to try and find them
!!!!!!!!!! I opted for my Abu 704 closed faced reel tonight as the wind was a little gusty coupled with my 14 foot Acolyte Plus. Bait was two pints of white maggots, a pint of hemp. Two stepped stick float rigs were knocked up at home and stored on line winders.

All was ready for my little experimental session.
😁 It took around 30 minutes or my first bite and fish, a lovely chunky dace of around 5 ounces.  I shallowed my rig a little and placed a No 4s back shot on about 15 centimetres from the float to aid my presentation and got and instant response, small but very welcome. 😁 Felling a little more confident I steadily upped my feed of hemp and maggots hoping to attracted the larger fish.  Increasing the feed seemed to work as …