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HANDCRAFTED FLOATS AND FISHING EQUIPMENT. 2017 -2020

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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 Inverted segmented porcupine quills Inverted porcupine quills Body up sight bob wagglers Straight sarkanda wagglers Inserted and straight sarkanda wagglers A glow in the dark porcupine quill  I could not get a good shot of the inverted glow in the dark porcupine quill but here are some of the standard porcy pics Sarkanda reed inserted & straight wagglers. Glow in the dark porcupine quills. Two balsa stained river & still water straight wagglers. As promised s another pair of inserted wagglers with a new main body of thread, green is not my favourite colour but it seems tho work on this pair. 😄 Two more Inserted wagglers with black, violet, burgundy and gold whipping 😁 Just made this " Chunky Straight Waggler ". These are great for shallow water trotting

Stained, Stepped Stick Floats for the New Pin

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 Hi all, After looking in my float boxes I discovered a distinct lack of stick floats. (No surprise there hey lads.....lol) So a quick session on the lathe and I had a few bodies in hand for decoration. The first pair are heavy, made for shallow....ish fast runs and bigger baits, worm, bread, pellet etc.  Balsa was chosen for the body and alloy for the stem. I find the alloy stems gives me the best balance in the faster water. The bodies are stained chestnut brown, threads used where: Black Gold  Burgundy & Grey   I have made similar models to these before but longer in stem and body. In my huge collection of unfinished floats I did find a small unfinished body for a really shallow water stick.....a grayling float to be honest so.......I finished that one in metallic pearlescent blue, threads for this one where: Black Gold &  Red These smaller versions taking 5 No 4's and are just the job for really shallow runs for grayling, chub and barbel using small baits such as maggot

Glow In The Dark Sight Bob Wagglers

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 Finally finished this set of five floats off. These ..... "Glow In The Dark Sight Bob Wagglers" were made for fishing for tench and bream and will be shortly on their way to Norfolk where they shall be getting wet in the spring. Taking approximately four swan shot.  (6.4g) These are a reel pain for me to make but I do enjoy the finished article. I hope you like them. TTFN   Peanut.   If you would like to look at my handcrafted  click on the link below.      https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2017/01/handcrafted-floats-and-fishing.html?m=1       Join our club......Its FREE  !!!!!!!  http://salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk/join/   

Old School Quills

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 I have recently been asked to make a pair of Porcupine Quills for different light conditions. After a long conversation it was decided that the required quills would be inverted with one having a white and black tip, the other having a black and white tip. The thread colours were left in my hands so I opted for burgundy and black with a tiny splash of gold near the brass eye. Finished today these will probably be use next season for crucians and tench but may be used this winter for perch...... I have really enjoyed making this pair and may make a few others with different thread colours. I will be eagerly awaiting some feed back from this pair and hopefully get some fish and float pictures for my blog page below. PURPLE PEANUT FLOAT CAUGHT FISH https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2015/06/purple-peanut-float-caught-fish.html?m=1 TTFN   Peanut.   If you would like to look at my handcrafted  click on the link below.      https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2017/01/handcrafted-floats-a

Youngs Centerpin - The Christening.

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Hi all. After sorting out  my fishing gear after a two month lay off it was time to christen my new ...... B.J. Centerpin Real. I fancied a grayling and chub session using my Acolyte Plus for the christening but as I arrived at the tackle shop........ HORROR struck..... it was Closed !!!!! " Well, thats that " I thought. I drove home sulking as the earliest I could get bait was 10.00am Sunday morning. I gave  " The Casterman " a bell to see where he was off to on Sunday and inform him of my situation !!!!! " Don't worry Mike. I have enough maggots for the both of us ". With that problem solved we discussed where we were going to fish. I wasn't to bothered so Casterman chose the Ribble as he was after big roach as per usual !!!!!! When we arrived it was hammered !!!!!! We managed to find two un-fancied areas.....not real pegs.....just nice looking glides. I quickly realised that I didn't have a float in my bag for the job as it was a very deep g

JW Young BJ Centerpin 2080 Gift

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  Hi all....... I have been extremely busy at work the last few months and lost my fishing mojo for a while.  😔😔😔😔😔😔 A friend of mine whom I have fished with only once overheard me in the pub talking of my love for fishing the pin for grayling and chub in our northern rivers and how I would love a bob james real to go with my Acolyte. " I have one you can have mike.....I never use it" said Ronnie.  I said "Cheers mate, that would be great"  not really thinking much of it !!!!!!! A week later later I got a call of another pal, Mumfy telling me Ronnie is on holiday but he has a reel for me. Not expecting much I went to pick it up off  Mr Mumf. "Look at what a Ronnie has kindly given me......I think a bunch of floats is in order for this beauty !!!!!! This is a pic of the time Ronnie &  I fished together. Unfortunately no pic of Ronnie here but Mumfy is behind me. We where at Moss Farm Fisheries. Here's the bog link to the day. https://purplepean

Blue Sarkanda Inserted Wagglers In Pale Blue

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Hi all, Work has been keeping me busy of late but I have manage to complete the pair of floats below. As you know I just love using Sarkanda Reed as a float making material. Below is my latest pair of  " Inserted Sarkanda Wagglers " The new thread I have used is a pale blue in colour. I wasn't sure at first with regards to the new colour scheme but I have warmed to it as time passes. Threads used were Pale blue, violet, black & gold. I am going to try some more of these changing the main thread colour so stay tuned. 😁 If the new thread version looks anything like these I think I will be very happy. 😉 TTFN   Peanut.   If you would like to look at my handcrafted  click on the link below.      https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2017/01/handcrafted-floats-and-fishing.html?m=1       Join our club......Its FREE  !!!!!!!  http://salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk/join/   

Tench and Crucians On A New Lake

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It is the night before the river season opens but the weather was spot on, so...........instead of tying some new river rigs I decided kill two birds with one stone. Try out a new lake in Yorkshire I have recently found.  Try out the new porcupine quills I have made. Only lightly load with tackle and floats I had a leisurely, short drive to the new lake, paid my £4.00 and started setting up.  I was shoting my new quill when the owner came over for a chat. I had initially met him last week, chatting about the lake, what is in it and all the wild life that is present near by. He gave me a little more information regarding baits and tactics and wished me luck on my short evening session. I decided to keep it simple and fish two swims down the side, left and right with micro pellets, corn and soft pellet. It didn't take long for the action to start !!!! First I was into some decent roach which I could just about swing in on the Harrison SU without bumping them off. Lovely though the ro