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Ivan marks pacemaker floats are there any about

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  • Ivan marks pacemaker floats are there any about

    Think they went from 3bb to 6bb, made if i remember they were balsa great river float, or is there anything as good about today

  • #2
    They were basically a slim balsa with a short cane stem added for a bit of extra stability. Try converting a balsa float yourself, or putting a couple of BBs under the base of a balsa when you fish it.
    I think the reason for using them in the past was because most anglers wanted to fish as light as possible. Nowadays I would say most top anglers are not afraid to use enough weight to 'boss' a situation, so the pacemaker is pretty much redundant.
    If you want to really have a good day on a river, try a big flat float on the rod and line for the ultimate in control.
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    • #3
      Cheers steve