Aluminium Floats?

Other traditional odds and sods can be found in here.
Post Reply
User avatar
PershoreHarrier
Arctic Char
Posts: 1927
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:13 pm
Location: North Worcestershire

Aluminium Floats?

Post by PershoreHarrier » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:00 pm

Some years ago I acquired a box of assorted tackle probably originally purchased in the 1960's / 70s. Amongst this were three floats all of similar pattern but of different lengths. I have never actually used them but they do appear to be of tubular alloy construction. Has anyone ever come across these as I have never seen anything like them - mind you I have lead a sheltered life so maybe they are very common after all.

Thanks Image

User avatar
GarryProcter
Arctic Char
Posts: 1830
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:48 pm
Location: Wilt Shire

Re: Aluminium Floats?

Post by GarryProcter » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:19 pm

I remember having a couple of those in the (possibly early) 1960's, if I remember correctly the ones I had were tubular aluminium, probably the same size as the smallest one in your photo. Sorry, I have no idea if they are common or not.

User avatar
AndyB
Dace
Posts: 159
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:11 pm
Location: Northamptonshire

Re: Aluminium Floats?

Post by AndyB » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:41 pm

Think they are Palmer floats. There was also an aluminium float tube I believe.

User avatar
AndyB
Dace
Posts: 159
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:11 pm
Location: Northamptonshire

Re: Aluminium Floats?

Post by AndyB » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:42 pm

A previous thread about them.

viewtopic.php?t=4568

User avatar
PershoreHarrier
Arctic Char
Posts: 1927
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:13 pm
Location: North Worcestershire

Re: Aluminium Floats?

Post by PershoreHarrier » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:21 pm

AndyB wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:42 pm
A previous thread about them.

viewtopic.php?t=4568
Many thanks AndyB - there was also a Palmer disgorger in that box of bits and pieces that contained those floats. All I need to do now is find a Palmer Float Tube.

User avatar
Dave Burr
Salmon
Posts: 8641
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:03 pm
Location: Not far from the Wye
Contact:

Re: Aluminium Floats?

Post by Dave Burr » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:22 pm

Do you shot them with balsa wood?

User avatar
Richard Jackson
Chub
Posts: 1241
Joined: Wed May 04, 2016 3:16 pm
Location: Newark on trent

Re: Aluminium Floats?

Post by Richard Jackson » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:04 pm

I have one of these and they are indeed made by palmers, i also have the discorger , the floats should have cork rungs on them that alter the buoyancy ,i will post a pucture of mine when i return from work
Last edited by Richard Jackson on Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:08 pm, edited 2 times in total.
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

User avatar
TrentFisher
Rudd
Posts: 357
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:13 pm
Location: Nottingham

Re: Aluminium Floats?

Post by TrentFisher » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:42 pm

Well I never!

I have never seen or heard of these,Palmers float tube but not floats.

Live and learn.
Thank you for sharing
-Nige.

User avatar
Richard Jackson
Chub
Posts: 1241
Joined: Wed May 04, 2016 3:16 pm
Location: Newark on trent

Re: Aluminium Floats?

Post by Richard Jackson » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:10 pm

Palmers float with cork rings to alter buoyancy
Image
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

Post Reply

Return to “Other Traditional Items of Tackle”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Firebird and 1 guest