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  • Handmade floats

    I'm looking to replace a few old floats & was wondering if the handmade ones (e.g. Malman, MW, Hillbilly etc) are worth paying extra for ?
    Do you think the 'average' angler would appreciate the difference in the sensitvity & other benefits that these floats claim to have ? - Not knocking any of them just wondering

    Ian
    P.s. check out the TA profile of 'Roha' he has photos of his own homemade floats.

  • #2
    dont get sucked in ian there are no benefits other than they are a little harder to get hold of there is a massed prodused float of equall or better quality available at a cheaper price and lets face these will be the floats that they copied
    I want an end peg

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    • #3
      You obviously don't catch much then,if you say that.

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      • #4
        catch enough to beat you at bewdley in the super league
        I want an end peg

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        • #5
          with a handmade float lozza?

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          • #6
            no with a stick float and me name is jeff my wife is lozza
            I want an end peg

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            • #7
              you was on a crap peg tho.

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              • #8
                no i was on the best peg in the section but with my mass produced floats i caught enough fish to win the section (my point exactly )they are after all only an indicator
                I want an end peg

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                • #9
                  we are not worthy.

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                  • #10
                    you may be one day steve if you keep using them floats
                    I want an end peg

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                    • #11
                      Hand made floats are usually stronger which means they last longer.

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                      • #12
                        FORDY-1 : You obviously don't catch much then,if you say that.
                        jay411 : catch enough to beat you at bewdley in the super league.......... love it


                        And thanks for all the replies lads, food for thought.

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                        • #13
                          Buy your normal floats and then give them a coat of Hard As Nails. Always put a silicon over the float tip.
                          Now you'll have virtually unbreakable floats like me.
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                          • #14
                            I have just started using some malman floats and have to say that im very impressed with them. I will be ordering some more soon. Very strong floats and very well made. Not had a chance top use all the patterns that I bought but I really liked the cedar and snake 4 versions.

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                            • #15
                              i recently had some hillbilly floats bought for my birthday.(after dropping several hints) the quality is miles better than shop bought floats. probably wont help me catch more but i love em. cost just over £2 ish + pp. and are very strong. i will definitly buy more when needed. it was a pleasure to deal with him too.

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