float ledgering

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float ledgering

Post by Bjp » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:04 pm

i know pushing the ledgering boundries a little but i am thinking of float ledgering on my local water for the carp.

there are people who say it is more sensitive than straight ledgering because the float is a lot nearer and above the bait than a bobbin to register the bite back at the rod

Others say the boyancy of the float does not make the rig sensitive because the fish is pulling on all the unloaded float to show a bite.

what are your views gentlemen and do any of you fish this method if so any tips that you can pass on.

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bjp :Hat:

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Re: float ledgering

Post by JohnL » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:05 pm

Load the float at its base, you just need enough buoyancy to counteract drift, of course you could just lay on with the float so I've never really seen the need to float ledger but it does work.

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Re: float ledgering

Post by Grubenreiner » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:06 pm

Ive only once used this method and was not too fond of it.
If im fishing close enough spots so that i can see sensitive small floats good enough i can also use the laying on method with them, and if im fishing further out and need to ledger id need to use a bigger float wich would make it quite insensitive, at least thats my theory.

Another issue with it is that with a normal float setup i can see the bite developing and give the fish a little room to play. The same i can do with a bobbin. But when i use a float and a ledger rig its only going down fast without much bite development showing. Its either up or down but never showing the process very good.

For me its just combining the worst of both worlds, though, as said, only used it once and i am absolutely no expert on the topic.

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Re: float ledgering

Post by Santiago » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:13 pm

I'd rather quiver tip!
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Re: float ledgering

Post by Michael » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:35 pm

I like float ledgering, from the basic lift method, to using a drilled bullet or a Polaris type set up, more useful at distance, having another string for your bow......
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Re: float ledgering

Post by River Roach » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:42 pm

I had ago at it today for the first time. I found it very effective and great fun. The quick bites made it exiting I thought. Makes you accurate aswell because you can really tell what's going on as far and levels go on the bottom

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Re: float ledgering

Post by Taprobanes » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:02 am

As I almost alway fish within 20mtrs and on stillwaters, a straight float rig is my first choice, mainly set lift method, if I need to go out more a method feeder, I do not see any advantage in the float ledger rig over them for my type of fishing.

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Re: float ledgering

Post by AshbyCut » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:23 am

For information, I offer the following from "Billy Lane's Encyclopedia of Float Fishing" where he explains the use of this technique to counter a combination of windy conditions on a fast flowing, deep swims.

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Re: float ledgering

Post by Taprobanes » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:03 am

AC that's a great book for a long time I followed his shotting patterns to the tee.

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Re: float ledgering

Post by Julian » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:04 pm

Taprobanes wrote:As I almost alway fish within 20mtrs and on stillwaters, a straight float rig is my first choice, mainly set lift method, if I need to go out more a method feeder, I do not see any advantage in the float ledger rig over them for my type of fishing.
I would guess the main reason the float ledger used to be a popular method in the past is because they were many anglers who only ever wanted or preferred to fish using a float.
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