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Hinged floats?

Post by Mike Jordan » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:09 pm

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Re: Hinged floats?

Post by Wagtail » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:19 pm

Probably Allcocks retailed, I have one almost identical and think it is their 'Pendant' float. There were other styles too including the Tru-Bite which had two bodies
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Re: Hinged floats?

Post by AshbyCut » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:40 pm

TFF member Olly posted "There is a 'Pendant' Combination Float described in Allcocks 1967 Guide; 'with cork buoy hinged on porcupine stem'.
Item no: J160. Cork size either 1in & 1/8th or 1in & 5/8ths - sold at 2/6 or 2/7 each (inc P.T)" in this thread from 2013 which also shows the "True-Bite" float :-

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Here are some of the examples I have in my float box :-

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Re: Hinged floats?

Post by Wagtail » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:45 pm

Each are listed in both the '67 and '68 catalogues and illustrated in the latter one. Am off out in a minute, I'll try to do a scan of the relevant pages and post it on this thread tomorrow evening
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Re: Hinged floats?

Post by Olly » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:51 pm

I found after that post this:- http://www.goldmedalfloats.co.uk/hingedwag.html

So the idea continues!

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Re: Hinged floats?

Post by Olly » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:47 pm

Having revisited this topic I can see an advantage in a dead bait hinged float!

It can either rise and drop flat on a take when the bait is picked up.

Or if the top part is lying on the water and a ledger weight is used, the top rising upwards being more visible.

I cannot recall seeing one like this - but could be wrong?

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Re: Hinged floats?

Post by Reedling » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:10 pm

I bet they are a bitch when there is a windy chop on the water, I should imagine the top would swing up and down like a good un if the bait was anchored to the bottom.

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Re: Hinged floats?

Post by Olly » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:30 pm

Why use a float at all - in a windy chop? I use a swim feeder full of chopped fish then - leaves a great scent trail. Bring on the wind!

I usually ledger up to 50m + on the still waters I fish. But do dead bait close in on canals and rivers.

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Re: Hinged floats?

Post by Wagtail » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:33 pm

Well my scanner doesn't want to play ball so I've had to photograph the pages. Hope these are of use to someone :Hat:

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Re: Hinged floats?

Post by Stathamender » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:09 am

'Profundis', another example of old school Latin in tackle description. Also it seems to be an example of a slider where the line runs through the body of the float rather than either the bottom ring (Lane/Heaps style) or both the bottom ring and a side ring as the old-style Nottingham sliders did.
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