Colin Whitehouse floats

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Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by Weyfarer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:26 pm

This is a unique Whitehouse float that was especially crafted as the prize in an early Waterlog competition.
I was the winner! I've shown this photo before but there must be some new readers who've not seen it.
Any offers?

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There are a further half dozen or so similar prize floats out there somewhere.

Andrew Field

Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by Andrew Field » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:46 pm

I am a big fan of Colin's floats and have been collecting them for a long time, i have over 100 of them now. I suppose they are rare and people like them so they fetch big money. I saw Weyfarer's display float before and im certain il never find one for sale so i decided to try and make one for myself. I use it as a paper weight on my desk but you will notice in the pic there's a similar one in the background i can actually fish with.

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Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by Bob Brookes » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:53 pm

Andrew,
Very nice indeed, order already placed!
Bob

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Here are a few to whet your appetites and none are plain goose quills! Some are his very early ones and none have been used in anger, sorry!
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Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by LuckyLuca » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:55 pm

Andrew: Simply stunning!

Bob: Cracking collection!
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Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by Andrew Field » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:19 pm

Heres a few of my ones, i have another pot full of his avons but its at the back of the cabinet, il post pics next time i drag it out. I generally swap them for my floats although i cant help but have a bid if i see them on ebay but missed the end of the last auction.
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Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by Andrew Field » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:21 pm

Tigger wrote:Blimey...deffo alot of money for a few old bird featherslol. I have bags full of macaw feathers in my sheds which would make floats every bit as good as them...I think :).
I haven't ever used Macaw quills but i have used the smaller feathers to inlay on the cork/balsa bodies.

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Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by Andrew Field » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:08 pm

I heard there's more Macaw's in captivity than in the wild, i think they live longer than humans too. I wouldn't mind a look at one of the larger quills, might make a nice float stem if they are strong enough.

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Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by George387 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:17 pm

Tigger wrote:
Andrew Field wrote:I heard there's more Macaw's in captivity than in the wild, i think they live longer than humans too. I wouldn't mind a look at one of the larger quills, might make a nice float stem if they are strong enough.


I sent George a few feathers over a couple of years back he might be able to tell you if they're any good for float making. To be honest I don't see why they wouldn't be...over the years i've shot and plucked many species of birds and they all seem pretty much the same appart from size. Saying that i'm no float maker so I can't say for certain.
Ian they feature in quite a few of my floats which I've made since you sent them to me, I made a larger bobber recently for a lad on the Annan with one on it. I also use them for my fly tying they are just the job mate for tying up coloured nymphs due to the colouration in them :wink: :wink:
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Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by OldTackle » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:38 am

Erm...speechless. I'd have never expected such prices. A simple shredder cork with some paint and a little stem 59 quid???
I'd suggest if any of you want such floats please contact me. I will do them at half that price.... :whistle: Not meant seriously of course but
a bit crazy isn't it?
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Re: Colin Whitehouse floats

Post by Paul D » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:11 pm

OldTackle wrote:
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:38 am
Erm...speechless. I'd have never expected such prices. A simple shredder cork with some paint and a little stem 59 quid???
I'd suggest if any of you want such floats please contact me. I will do them at half that price.... :whistle: Not meant seriously of course but
a bit crazy isn't it?
I agree Chris, it's all about the name, imagine how much a Barder float would command?
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