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    Olivette and float sizes

    Years ago tackle companys used to make olivettes going up in 0.1gr sizes all the way up to 3.0gr now anything bigger than a gram goes up in 0.25gr therefore if you have say a 1.5gr float you have to use a 1.25 gr olivette with 0.25gr of shot when i only need a couple of droppers, why cant tackle companies recognise this and make floats in sizes such as 1.35 gr ,1.6gr ,1.85 gr or go back to more sizes of olivettes
    I want an end peg

  • #2
    Would make life a lot easier, especially when you buy a new float. Having said that some companies do state the weight on the float so stick with that manufacturer (I will).

    While we're on the subject, does everybody rate/use olivettes ? I hadn't bothered with them much until this year but have found that I quite like them, so intend using them mre often .

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    • #3
      Yes most companies state the weight on the floats but like olivetts they also increase in 0.25gr increments
      I want an end peg

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      • #4
        i have some preston olivetts i have all the sizes but they dont work even with a 1.0g pole float i put on 1.0g olivett and it sinks the float completely
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        • #5
          Why on earth would you shot a 1g float with a 1g olivette?

          You have a long way to go mate.
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          • #6
            Weight's on any floats have only ever been rough guides, but in this day & age it should be possible to be a little more precise
            I have an incidental on my left shoulder, he's always there, he's my friend.
            He says he gives me good advice. does he ?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MattMatchMan
              i have some preston olivetts i have all the sizes but they dont work even with a 1.0g pole float i put on 1.0g olivett and it sinks the float completely
              I'm no expert mate but I tend to go for about 75% olivette to float weight, i.e. 0.8g float / 0.6g olivette - leaves room to add a bit of shot further down the line..... I had read that somewhere as well.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by davidwhittington
                Why on earth would you shot a 1g float with a 1g olivette?

                You have a long way to go mate.

                i was trying to prove a point lol no i dont fish with 1 olivette on my rig i have 2

                but on a serious note i dont use them at all only brought them to see what they were like i just use shot and stotz
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