the perfect float to the right condition is not
a difficult task. Think of it this way; A typical
NASCAR racing team will carry at least six different
compounds of tires to the qualification day.
This allows the engineers and the driver to pick
the right set of tires in order to find the best
suitable grip and top speed for the track conditions.
The tendency of weather and water conditions to
change from spot to spot is the most common reason
for anglers to own a wide selection of floats.
set of our floats is designed for use in moving
or still water conditions. That is why Expodex diverges
from its competitors by caring an amazing variety
of floats suited for all types of fishing conditions.
individual float is characteristically designed
to outrival any water or weather circumstances.
style and size should be determined by waves, wind
strength, the depth of the water, shyness of fish,
current, its size and type of bait use and required
is the key to success in float fishing.
most important principle in proper float selection
is diameter. Larger diameter floats have a tendency
to be more stable in the current.
floats are great for riding over and through rough
current. This allows for a very adequate and authentic
presentation of the bait, unfortunately the use
of wider body float may have a tendency to make
it more resistant and less sensitive to fish strikes.
resolution to this problem is to use the thinnest
flat that will perform effectively in current weather
conditions, and the widest flat that will not give
to much resistance to the biting fish.
or capacity is another principal in float selection.
Expodex’s quality floats are typically indicated
with the size number on the side of the float.
allows the angler to select the most effective shot
weight for the specific float. The quantity and
weight of the shots used in balancing depends on
the float, the more shot is required to set it up
properly in the water.
of an extra shot allows larger floats to be cast
further, to run the bait deeper and hold the bait
down through faster water.
larger size flats offer more resistance, which in
fact reduces sensitivity.
types come in many different sizes, colors and shapes
to accommodate even the harshest conditions presented
to the angler.
floats has been exposed to constant changes in fishing
tactics and gone through a total evolution to accommodate
the needs of an American angler. There are
three main types of floats: the waggler, stick,
Without doubt the most used and versatile float
in the tackle box today. The waggler is a float
that is attached bottom end only. Because of its
shape, it is capable of flying through the air like
a dart and allows the angler to cast the float at
type of float is fastened to the main line by way
of either an eye or by rubbers and is locked by
split shot on both sides. Depending on the fishing
conditions, a waggler can be locked in one fixed
position, or left free to slide up and down the
versatility allows it to be used for almost all
forms of fishing. There are two types of waggler
floats: the bodied and straight waggler. Both types
of waggler float can be used for fast to slow, to
deep, to shallow waters.
main advantage is its great sensitivity, ease of
casting without tangling and ability to combat windy
conditions. When fishing in choppy water, the extra
buoyancy helps to stabilize the float, preventing
the tip section from waving around too much.
ultimately assists in greater bite detection. The
body of the waggler acts as a stabilizer in windy
habitat. It is an ideal type of float for shy biting
fish, lift and the drop bites.
of the body also affects the performance of the
float. Wide body at the bottom portion of the wiggler
gives more balance in choppy conditions and allows
it to have a much visible and ideal presentation.
Waggler float has by far the most diverse design.
to use the waggler float:
• Still water or slow to medium paced rivers
• Turbulent water during windy conditions
• Choppy lake waters with medium to large
floats are attached top and bottom with rubber bands
or rubber band at the top and through eyelet’s
at the bottom. This holds the float in place, but
allows the angler to easily allocate the float position
along the line. Because these floats are fixed into
position, they have limited use for fishing at depth.
The advantage of using this float is that it can
be immersed in the flow of the water against a tight
line without the float submerging as the tide pulls
on the trace.
floats are designed for river fishing. The top portion
of the float gives adequate buoyancy, while the
bottom material acts as a stabilizing weight, preventing
it form riding out of water when being held back.
to sit in a more upright position in the water allows
it to be a perfect choice for choppy water conditions.
floats offer less resistance to wind and water,
they drift slower and cast farther, as well as respond
quicker to light bites and give anglers a better
chance to see the bite before the fish releases
to use the stick float:
• Choppy and open water
• Running waters with strong drift
• River fishing
floats are very small and do not require much weight
to control stability. These floats are ultra sensitive.They
range from many shapes and sizes, allowing anglers
to fish most venue types. Each pattern of a pole
float has been designed to do a specific job.
the correct float for a particular venue enables
anglers to achieve a perfect presentation of the
bait and therefore catch more fish. Pole floats
tips are made from wire, nylon, balsa or cane. Float
stems are usually made out of carbon fiber. Carbon
fiber steams are very durable and heavy enough to
give a float suitable stability. The pole floats
are considerable by most professional fishermen
as all around type of the float.
to use a pole float:
River fishing (float with the widest part of the
body at the top)
• Fishing in windy conditions on still waters
(float with the widest part of the body at the bottom)
• Fishing deep and shallow lakes and canals
• When fish are shy (float with slim body
as they will indicate the most delicate bites)
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