Reed floats.

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ReelMaker
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Reed floats.

Post by ReelMaker » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:44 pm

Dear friends,would it be better to have a long cane section that went the whole way through the reed say 2mm dia and giving a section of the cane at each end coming out for the tip and for the ring at the bottom,or would this affect the bouncy. The cane would be glued at both ends to stop any water getting in.Next to paint the tip and whip a ring on the bottom and then varnish .Thank you Reelmaker.

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Re: Reed floats.

Post by Santiago » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:27 am

Absolutely no need for such a contraption. Just a few mm length of cane at either or both ends will suffice!
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Re: Reed floats.

Post by Firebird » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:57 am

I don't think that will make your float bouncy! No, don't put cane all the way through - you want to avoid heavy material in a float. I wouldn't even use a cane insert (top) if you can find a thinner piece of reed to use instead. A bit of cane at the base for the ring is fine.

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Re: Reed floats.

Post by JW1 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:17 am

Cane all the way through would make them heavy, I use cane at each end for robustness, if you fish them waggler style then reed tops are fine, although cane tops will make the float more sensitive.

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Re: Reed floats.

Post by ReelMaker » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:15 am

Many years ago I made a float by using cane and wrapping greaseproof paper around it as in a paper float ,this was advice on the net by a well-known angler ,but the weight of one of the materials just caused the float to sink ,so this is why I put up this question to fellow members

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Re: Reed floats.

Post by Reedling » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:35 am

I done the same thing with rolled paper floats Reelmaker and it would just not hold any appreciable shot, so I made my floats hollow with a section of cane at both ends and it worked a treat. If you leave the body of the norfolk reed hollow you have the benefit of buoyancy if needed.
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Re: Reed floats.

Post by Firebird » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:52 am

You don't need to worry about hollow tips; sensitivity will be the same regardless, and the float will take slightly less shot. Unless of course you put a hole in the base and top of your hollow tip and allow water through (see Daceace's floats in earlier post). Only a minor gain I think.

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Re: Reed floats.

Post by ReelMaker » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks everyone, I will take your advice ,I will make them with inserts top and bottom as suggested .Reelmaker

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