Floating putty

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Floating putty

Post by ExeAngler » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:01 pm

Hello Chaps,

A bit of advice please is what I am after. After a Summer of not really giving surface fishing ago, due to a couple of short failed attempts I am going to seriously, (meaning I will do it more often), give surface fishing for carp and other species ago. I watch Chris Yates, "The secret Carp" and he appeared to be using floating putty.

Could anyone give me some advice on using it and what sort of distance you can cast? The water that I fish the Carp tend to me on the surface at around 25 to 50 metres. I don't want to use a modern controller float but fancy this stuff any ideas?

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Re: Floating putty

Post by Wallys-Cast » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:18 pm

I use Kryston Drift Wood if I need that extra distance, it lasts forever too, mine must be 10 years old now.
I put a ledger stop on the line about two foot from the hook and mould it around that to stop it sliding. When you are finished with it, simply peel it off and put it back in the box.


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Re: Floating putty

Post by Mark » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:42 pm

I use the red Babybell cheese wax, it works perfect for me and cheap too.
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Re: Floating putty

Post by Barbulus » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:54 pm

Baby bell for sure !

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Re: Floating putty

Post by Loop Erimder » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:04 pm

I use various colours of the baby bell, red, yellow, green, purple
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Re: Floating putty

Post by Richard C » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:54 pm

Another Kryston product called doppelganger is worth a try as it can be used directly on the hook without the need for a subsequent float or casting aid.
Available in different flavours too.

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Re: Floating putty

Post by J.T » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:56 pm

I've used the drift Wood putty a lot and it works fine, the only issue you sometimes get is Carp will go for the putty thinking it is food! lol
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Re: Floating putty

Post by Shaun Harrison » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:17 pm

Evode were the first I saw to come out with a floating putty at the same time as bringing out their substitute lead putty when we lost the right to use proper lead shot larger than a 8 and smaller than 1oz. What a nightmare that was for the shops sat on massive stocks. That cost the trade a fortune.

I started to use the green floating putty for surface fishing and like J.T. mentions I had take after take on the putty so put this in my favour by simply putting it on the hook and freelining it. I caught loads of what were actually really clued up carp on it, so the Evode stuff was obviously emitting something more than visuals that they liked.

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Re: Floating putty

Post by Match Aerial » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:04 pm

I remember some made by airflow (fly lines) it worked very well not sure if its still available?

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