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  • Lollipop floats

    Wondering how to determine what size float to use depending on depth/flow.

    And shotting????

    Any advice much appreciated as i haven't a clue! 😆

  • #2
    Once read, for every 4ft of water= 1xgrm float!!! i.e 12ft= 3grm float.
    whether this is a general guide, Im'e not sure!
    Each venue and situation is different regards i.e wind/tow etc, so this may be a general rule.
    Hope this helps?



    • #3
      all to do with the flow...not the weight....use the lollipop that sits in the flow correctly.....and this is where i cant recall how you tell..BUT i am sure someone out there knows....
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      • #4
        Thanks for advice lads


        • #5
          I use Cralusso flatties and find them most effective on the pole for static baits. It does indeed depend on the speed of the flow to determine the weight of float needed. I always leave at least 3ft of line between poletip and float, any shorter and you'll struggle to make the float work properly.
          If I'm using a 3gr float I use a 3gr olivette to start with. I Plumb up without attaching my hooklink,ideally the olivette should sit 1 inch above the deck.
          I then attach my hooklink, generally 8 to 12 inches long. I place a no8 shot halfway down, this helps pin it down. I prefer to have just the antennae of the float visible. I put the rig in and hold back hard, if the body of the float is above the surface I add more shot next to the olivette or change it to a heavier one. This is where the speed of the flow comes in.
          Ideally I like the antennae to be vertical and the body of the float is completely sunk, I keep adding shot to achieve this. You'll find a slightly overshot rig works best. This means the float will sink if you give it slack line.
          Experimenting with the pole tip at different angles to the float can help achieve the perfect balance. Unlike conventional pole floats it's best to position the silicone tube further down the stem so the line isn't touching the body of the float, this is shown in the instructions that come with the floats. Once all this is set up it becomes extremely sensitive and even the lightest bites will sink the antennae. As the floats are attached with silicone and no eyes they can be changed without breaking the rig down so i can change to a heavier float and simply add more shot, this also makes it easy to store rigs on winders.
          Hope this helps....


          • #6
            Simon, brilliant reply


            • #7
              Very good Simon- taught me a few things there
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              • #8
                Everything I wanted to know Simon. Thanks, much appreciated.