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Re: float ledgering

Post by Taprobanes » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:11 pm

Never been a fan of the slider float rather go to the ledger but as in all things its personal choice, as long as we enjoy the method used and not just follow fashion.

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Re: float ledgering

Post by Julian » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:21 pm

Taprobanes wrote:Never been a fan of the slider float rather go to the ledger but as in all things its personal choice, as long as we enjoy the method used and not just follow fashion.
The slider float can be a very effective and sensitive way of fishing in pits/lakes which are very deep even in the margins - eg 20 feet deep less then ten yards from the bank. Claypits are often like this and also often contain good numbers of tench , bream , roach where float fishing is therefore a preferrable way to fish but the depth means sliders are a good choice.
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Re: float ledgering

Post by Taprobanes » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:32 pm

I'm sure it works but I never liked it as a method I was never sure the float was at the stop knot

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Re: float ledgering

Post by Julian » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:38 pm

Taprobanes wrote:I'm sure it works but I never liked it as a method I was never sure the float was at the stop knot
If the float had not reached the stop-knot it would be lying flat.
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Re: float ledgering

Post by Woodytia » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:55 pm

I use locslide floats a fair bit, the weight is usually a swimfeeder of some kind, I find a good method on deep water especially when it is a bit windy. Bites are usually very positive ether a lift or sudden disappearance of the float. For shallow water I some times use a float over depth on a tight line with swan shot to keep the hook link on the bottom, in this case the bite is generally a lift one as the fish moves the shot.

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Re: float ledgering

Post by Taprobanes » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:59 pm

OK Julian I give up, BUT I Dont Like IT I have tried the method a few times years ago and was never happy. Its a lot of messing to find the depth in deep water to set the stop Knot correctly depth and with a shelving bottom you need to make sure your casting to same spot every time unless you fish with a slow angle on the line from weight to float and that I think is not the correct setup.

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Re: float ledgering

Post by WildCarpFisher. » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:40 pm

I've developed a way I float fish for carp these days that works for me when I CANNOT see the carp feeding in muddied water?

Place a goose quill at depth fixed top and bottom. Then slide a pierced bullet on the line 3/4 to 1 ounce works for me? Then a small bead then two float stops, then a hook size to suit? All placed on the line in that order.

I set the float stops between 6'' and 18'' from the hook depending on what bait I use. It works as a float fished bolt rig. When the fish takes the bait, it feels the lead ad bolts.

As I say, if I can see the carp, I WILL float fish as normal. But if you have along wait, this does work as the fish hooks itself, MOSTLY.

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Re: float ledgering

Post by Chevin » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:07 pm

Bolt Rigs, Fish hooking themselves ....... we have a blasphemer...... :shocked:
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