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Using Waggler Floats

Techniques of fishing with waggler floats.

Fishing on the drop.

Fishing on the drop is a technique used with waggler floats where the fish take the bait as it falls through the water. But if they don’t take it as it falls, leave it on the bottom for a while before re-casting just in case a fish takes a fancy to it when it has settled. Chuck a few maggots (or whatever else you are using for bait) in each time you cast. Read the rest of this entry »

Waggler Floats for Coarse Fishing

Waggler floats for coarse fishing are the popular choice. But why?

Basically, using waggler floats for coarse fishing is the logical choice. They are sensitive, you can adjust the depth very easily and there are such a wide variety readily available from tackle shops and online.

Waggler floats for coarse fishing

Clear waggler floats unloaded X 10 mixed

10 mixed NEW Unloaded Waggler Floats.

5 straight (wide tip), 5 insert (narrow tip), shotting sizes 2BB to 7BB. These floats are perfect for fishing for a variety of coarse fish within UK mainland and UK rivers.The floats are Read the rest of this entry »

Hardy Marksman Specialist 15′ Float Rod

Using the right rod for the job is essential for success in angling, however, not everyone can afford several different rods.

Luckily, there are some all-round very good rods that allow the average angler to have a versatile rod that he or she can use successfully at many different venues.

I’ve never liked the terminology that refers to fish other than salmon and trout as “coarse.” There’s absolutely nothing coarse about a battle with a large or determined fish that just happens not to be a salmon or trout! I’ve always been partial to coarse fishing. I’m not exactly sure why, but I do know that I truly enjoy stalking the wide variety of fish species found in this category. For that reason, over the years I’ve collected a good amount of coarse fishing tackle that I’ve chosen mostly because of its all-around usefulness. Here’s some information about a rod I especially favour: the Hardy Marksman Specialist 15′ float rod.

Key Features of the Hardy Marksman Specialist 15′ Float Rod
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Waggler Floats

The most popular form of fishing in the UK is probably float fishing. There is a bewildering array of float designs available form tackle shops so it can seem overwhelming to the beginner when they are trying to choose which to buy.

Floats enable the angler to set the bait at whatever depth in the water they like, during a session, the astute angler will change the depth in order to see if he or she can catch more fish. There is a lot to learn but so why not start waggler fishing with Liam Dale [DVD]

Each design of float has a purpose, different ones are used for styles of fishing. Broadly speaking, there are only 3 types of float, the waggler, the stick float and the pole float.

In this short guide, I will explain a little about the waggler float. I hope it helps.
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