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FIN
11-18-2007, 09:34 PM
What's the most invisable float for spincasting.
Thanks
FIN

BULLFROG-1
11-18-2007, 10:52 PM
I use cork when im in real clear water.I don't think you would say its invisible but it spooks shallow water fish on one of the clear water lakes that i fish less than any other color.

CrappiePappy
11-19-2007, 04:55 AM
What's the most invisable float for spincasting.
Thanks
FIN

is a "spin float" :confused:

Check here for all kinds of "floats" :
http://www.buyfishingstuff.com/bobbers.html

... cp :cool:

deathb4disco
11-19-2007, 09:01 AM
That's easy: Drennan crystal wagglers. Here are two examples:

http://www.fishusa.com/tackleshop/catalog_product.asp?ProductFamilyID=%7B578F2E17%2D 97D3%2D49CE%2DA7E4%2DE9FF9FA745D2%7D&i=091DE8C0DF8C4C5DBF72CCF95A0D7B43&fx=1

http://www.fishusa.com/tackleshop/catalog_product.asp?ProductFamilyID=%7B34E681E9%2D 4F63%2D46EF%2D9E40%2D76CCCB1E1924%7D&i=091DE8C0DF8C4C5DBF72CCF95A0D7B43&fx=1

I guarantee you that if the words "Drennan" and "waggler" are in the description, it's a better float than anything you've been using.

jstlovtofish
11-19-2007, 09:26 AM
is a "spin float" :confused:

Check here for all kinds of "floats" :
http://www.buyfishingstuff.com/bobbers.html

... cp :cool:



I don't think I have ever seen so many bobbers on one site. That's a great link pappy.

FIN
11-19-2007, 10:52 AM
is a "spin float" :confused:

Check here for all kinds of "floats" :
http://www.buyfishingstuff.com/bobbers.html

... cp :cool:

WOW thanks a lot pappy, that hit the spot.
Say which is your favorite for casting lite jigs with lite line?
FIN

deathb4disco
11-19-2007, 01:12 PM
Say which is your favorite for casting lite jigs with lite line?
FIN

wagglers

GRIZZ
11-19-2007, 06:13 PM
Personally, I have never found float visibility for the fish to be a big issue even in clear water. I find that sensitivity and the fish not feeling it when they hit much bigger factors.

chaunc
11-19-2007, 06:53 PM
Same here Grizz. Least resistance they feel, the longer they hold on to the bait.

Micropterus salmoides
11-19-2007, 07:11 PM
I've been experimenting w/ a lot of different slip floats. Customizing and making minor alterations and/or additions, but I still haven't found one that I'm completely confident in.
This is what I know I want:
-it has to have a solid channel throughout the float, leaving no room for any side to side slack, up down up down..that's it
-small enough as to where one bb size booger weight plus the weight of a 1/16 jig and tube will keep the top juuuuust above the surface
-I'd prefer the channel that runs through the float to have the smallest holes possible on top and bottom eliminating the need for beads YET still have ample enough space that the line slides through smoothly
-no extra gimmicks or add-ons
-my name address and cell phone # embroidered in gold on the tops

any suggestions would be appreciated,
Adam

CrappiePappy
11-20-2007, 08:18 AM
WOW thanks a lot pappy, that hit the spot.
Say which is your favorite for casting lite jigs with lite line?
FIN

whenever I'm using a float for casting purposes ... it's usually the Mr Crappie rattlin pear shaped clamp on type. If I'm using a minnow/float setup ... then it's the conical styrofoam slip float. Don't use floats much, but do carry a wide variety of sizes and types ... just in case ;)

... cp :cool:

deathb4disco
11-20-2007, 08:38 AM
Personally, I have never found float visibility for the fish to be a big issue even in clear water. I find that sensitivity and the fish not feeling it when they hit much bigger factors.

Grizz, I agree sensitivity is way more important. The clear floats are used mostly in very shallow water. They were originally used for carp which are very spooky in shallow water.

deathb4disco
11-20-2007, 08:50 AM
This is what I know I want:
-it has to have a solid channel throughout the float, leaving no room for any side to side slack, up down up down..that's it
-small enough as to where one bb size booger weight plus the weight of a 1/16 jig and tube will keep the top juuuuust above the surface
-I'd prefer the channel that runs through the float to have the smallest holes possible on top and bottom eliminating the need for beads YET still have ample enough space that the line slides through smoothly


MS,

If you're dead set on the "channel through the body" type of float, I'd go with a Thill center slider. That's not what the center slider is designed for, but I understand that's how 99.9% of people use them.

If you want the best set-up imaginable, go with a waggler set slip-style. Wagglers are better for several reasons:

1) They're aerodynamic in design, so they cast much better.

2) Since the line does not pass through the body of the waggler, there is no resistance on the line, and it "slips" much easier.

3) You get a much more direct hook set since the float "folds over" on the strike. With a "channel through the body" float, you're dragging the float through the water on the strike.

SMITTY 58D
11-20-2007, 09:00 AM
Are you pitching underhand with a longer pole or are you casting overhand? I like the Pair shape floats for casting overhand but when I am pitching under hand then I know I dont need much extra weight from the float so I use the styrofoam ones.

Minnerman
11-22-2007, 12:04 AM
I use the weighted snap on styrofoam floats for casting. Course we try to cast as far as we can in the open flats we fish in and plus the depth is easily adjustable. Plus with a snap-on, the hook set is direct. The extra weight plus the weight of the jig head also helps with resistance. We have also decided that with the extra weight of the float, during the retrieve, a bouncing action is created which in turn bounces the jigs as well. This sometimes entices the bite. Oh yea did I say you could throw all the line off your reel with this float and a 7' light weight rod? I dont know if this will suit your needs, but we like it.

Here is the one we use:
http://www.causewaybaitandtackle.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=2&P_ID=675&strPageHistory=cat&strKeywords=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=211