Welcome To Peanuts Fishing Adventures.
Inspired by Manchester Fishing Fiend ,
The Meddyman and Manchester Percheur.
This is the tale of my fishing adventures in and around Manchester , England. Mainly stick float and waggler fishing on the River Irwell. Other rivers fished are the River Mersey, River Ribble,River Tame,River Roch, River Douglas & River Goyt.
I also make my own handcrafted fishing floats and equipment
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New In-Line Sliding Pike Bobber
I don't make many cork pike floats and fancied trying a blend of styles mixing new with old so, with that in mined I have made my first attempt at a new pattern.
Below is a . . . .
Cork Boddied In-Line Pike Bobber.
It has a hollow carbon shaft for the line to slide through enabling the angler to fish at any depth.
( If anyone can think of a natural hollow tube to use plesse let me know )
I have also added a large sight bob, hopefully it can the be used for both pike and perch when live bait fishing.
Cock the float to the largest dome for pike fishing with larger live baits and to the sight bob for smaller live baits for perch and jack pike.
It has to be tested yet but I do not see why it can not be used for both styles.
Finished in fluorescrnt red / pink , black, gold and violet whippings plus a nice feather for further decoration.
I rather like this design myself.
I just need some nice fish and float picures now to go on the fish and float page.
Until the next time. . . . .
If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats just hit the link.
I have made this style of 30g reversible pike slider a couple of times before but never with a red/pink and black tip combination.
The pair below have been also been modified slightly and this modification will be the norm on my future slider floats.
The small modification is a slightly elongated tip 50 % of which I have left bare of paint.
I did this so the float can readily except
Korda Shok Beads . . . . .
With and without picture
I here you say.
This is for added protection . . . . .
When the float slides down to the weights / beads at the bottom of the rig.
A small modification as I have said but one which will increase the longevity of the float I think.
These work well for both for dead and live baits.........
I may be using them in the sea with a certain someone if I can get my timing right.
You know who you are. 😊 TTFN
If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats just hit the link. http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/handcrafted-floa…
As you all know I am a float angler through and through,
even I recognised there is a time a place to dispense with the float due to river conditions.
it boils down to the fact that I don't want to drive thirty miles to the ribble and have to drive home because the river is five foot up, looks like chocolate milkshake and is unfishable
on the float.
I also wanted a nice piece kit for
" Salford Pete "
to use when we manage to get out together.
( Trotting for five hours is hard work in your forties . . . . . .never mind your seventies )
He is always talking about our old trips to Bridgenorth fishing for barbel,
which was mainly tip fishing in the ealy days so I thought this would be a nice joint present between us.
When I approached Andy about the build we had a long chat regarding mine and my dads requirements.
I wanted a spliced tipped barbel rod that I could use on the Irwell as well as the Ribble.
I also wanted a heavier tip for …