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HANDCRAFTED FLOATS AND FISHING EQUIPMENT. 2017 -2018

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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
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 metallic, pearlescent blue paint
plus gold, violet and black whippings.

Larger straight wagglers this week.
3 -5 AAAA ish.

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. 😉




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  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…

New Inserted wagglers

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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. Away with the white band, all the tip colour is in fluorescent red/pink with a central black band of 75mm.  This contrast in colour will ensure any small lifts are detected when fishing a venue with a white surface. Taking around 2AA these are mainly for still water silver fish and tench using maggot, caster and hemp.
I hope you all like them. 

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  Peanut. 

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Grayling Bobbers

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I was asked to make some  grayling bobbers  for a friend.  I have to be honest and say there is not much difference between these and my standard  perch bobbers accept that the stems are weighted to help with casting and to present the bait properly in running water. These are finished in fluorescent red / pink and orange with black, gold and purple thread plus a jay feather for decoration. I hope you like them. 😁
The smaller bobbers take around 3 AAA. The larger, orange grayling bobber takes around 6AAA
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  Peanut.    

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Shouldered Irwell Sticks.

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Another upgrade to my shallow fast water trotters. The Shouldered Irwell Sticks are wider for more turbulent water than the MKIIs, have a bigger body and have a large step in them to stop any movement of the rubbers.
This pair have been finished in a favourite metallic blue paint that I like with a feather plus red, gold, blue and black threads.
This float really is my cup if tea and I am gagging to use a few !!!!!!
Just have to wait until the 16th.....
DAM IT !!!!!
LOL..
🤣
I can see me making a few of these for the coming season not to mention the Bridgenorth trip with my dad.
😁

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        Peanut.

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Slimline Roach Avons For Casterman & Ribble Pete

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" Casterman " AKA " Derek Kenyon " requested a favour just after Christmas for a pair of floats.
He required a cross between a standard avon style and a bolognese float. I had a play around with some bits of left over balsa and came up with the pair below. A little late for the end if the season as promised but at least you both have something to look forward to come June 16th. The pair above were constructed from balsa, cane and aluminium, threads used were black & grey. The paint is a new red metallic, pearlescent I have recently taken a fancy to and will be used on a few other floats I have in the pipe line at the moment.

There will be a bit of a wait for my pals to get these wet so I will remind them both nearer the time to get me some nice fish an float pictures for the blog.

TTFN


  Peanut.      

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New Barbel Sticks For a Trip Down Memory Lane

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I used to love float fishing on the River Severn in Bridgenorth for barbel with my dad in the early 1980's and was lucky enough to be the first name on our school match trophy all those years ago. This year we and a few friends are planning a trip down memory lane revisiting the stretches of the mighty River Severn where I learnt to fish a float on a river over 30 years ago. 😲😲😲😲😲  To commemorate the trip I am making a few new stick floats, hopefully, to catch a few barbel, amongst other species and get some nice pictures for the blog (Not to mention a bit of banta and a few pints ) 😉 This is the first one. A barbel stick Taking approximately 4AAA ( Hopefully a little more ) Constructed in balsa and aluminium the body was turned from a single piece to increase strength for the rigours of heavy barbel fishing. A fluorescent orange tip, red pearlescent body, Plus a feather inlay & Black gold, violet and scarlet silks completed the build.
I will be desperate to catch a bar…