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  • Pole Float Sinking?

    Hi All,


    My pole float seems to be sinking, how do i adjust this buy taking a weight off the ready made rig up or do you slide the float up or down... it cannot be taking a weight off becasue its weight seems to be correct.

    Gadz

  • #2
    Does it sink straight away, or is it ok for a bit the start sinking, if its the first one then you need to take a shot off, if its the second then the foat could be taking on water making it sink, also some lines will absorb water this might cause the problem, you can make a float hold up by dipping the bristle in vaseline. if your float is taking on water then a coat of clear varnish should solve that problem.

    www.polefloatsbyjasonelwell.co.uk

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    • #3
      another reason your float might sink is called a bite... ok ill keep quiet
      In darkness we do what we can
      In daylight we're oblivion

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      • #4
        Are you sure!!
        John - Kingfisher
        Talk Angling Senior Member
        Club Record Holder on Grand Union Canal Knowle:D
        Moderator

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        • #5
          im never sure till i see my elastic comming out my pole....but what do i know....43 years fishing and im still an apprentice
          In darkness we do what we can
          In daylight we're oblivion

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          • #6
            If your bait is on the bottom the drag/tow of the water could be pulling it under if you are using a heavy bait ie; corn

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            • #7
              Try using some bristle grease if its only just sinking - otherwise just take off shot till it is just right.
              Simon Young
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              • #8
                most take on water over time (5 hour match), just adjust shot, change no 10 for a 12 for instance...

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                • #9
                  GADZ take it back to the shop and tell them theres something wrong with it. it keeps sinking and try saying it with a straight face. i could of done with some of them sort of floats on saturday in the challenge match mine wouldnt go under ask polepot.
                  TRUSTED POPLARS AC ANGLER WHO TELL'S NO LIES.

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                  • #10
                    Yours didn't just go under, it disappeared altogether

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                    • #11
                      yes and its still not appeared yet . i think ill take up magic instead of fishing i carnt be any worse.
                      TRUSTED POPLARS AC ANGLER WHO TELL'S NO LIES.

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                      • #12
                        Where are the bristles on the rig what do you mean?

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                        • #13
                          A pole float is made up of three parts 1 the stem which is usually carbon fibre, fiberglass or wire, 2 the body, 3 the bristle which can be nylon, painted cane or even wire if you use just a smear of grease on the bristle, like vaseline, bristle grease or mucilin which is used to make fly lines float then the float will hold up a little.
                          Mucilin or bristle grease can be purchased from most tackle shops, it may have to be applied several times during a session.

                          www.polefloatsbyjasonelwell.co.uk

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