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Pike Float Help

Post by Fred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:20 pm

I have some old Pike floats and have not used this type before, so do you use them top and bottom
like a Perch bob or do you use them bottom end only like a sigar float.
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Re: Pike Float Help

Post by RBTraditional » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:40 am

Personally I prefer to use bobbers top and bottom, but there are no rules to say you couldn’t fish them bottom
only in deeper water Fred...
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Re: Pike Float Help

Post by Fred » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Thanks Rob, that makes sense. I'll give then ago this week end.
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Re: Pike Float Help

Post by Olly » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:51 pm

I think it would depend upon whether using live or dead fish.

Line really needs to be on the surface/floating to prevent tangles when using lives. Like 'trotting' rather than with a 'waggler'.

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Re: Pike Float Help

Post by RBTraditional » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:11 pm

Olly wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:51 pm
I think it would depend upon whether using live or dead fish.

Line really needs to be on the surface/floating to prevent tangles when using lives. Like 'trotting' rather than with a 'waggler'.
Good point, although on many waters in Kent livebaiting is frowned upon, mostly on the basis of curbing people from moving fish from water to water and possibly transmitting diseases.
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Re: Pike Float Help

Post by Olly » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:43 pm

Providing the live bait is caught from the same water on the same day - there should be no problems - unless the Society, Club or fishery owner bans it outright.

There is a perception it is cruel - however we do stick hooks in fish's mouths. That's fishing after all.

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Re: Pike Float Help

Post by JW1 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:50 pm

I tend to fish them waggler style with a sliding stop knot, allows me to fish deep water, mind you I do use a short rod.

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Re: Pike Float Help

Post by Marc » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:46 pm

With the bigger bodied floats, I’ve always been concerned that the tension on the tip and the stem when playing a big fish (if only), would snap the float, when fishing top and bottom, so I’ve tended to fish them bottom end only.
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Re: Pike Float Help

Post by Olly » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:14 am

Pike floats with an internal tube just slide up & down the line! There are a variety of pike floats to suit all situations, rather like normal float fishing.

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