I have often been asked to make a float of this style and it is finally here. Based on the famous “Chimp” style and shape but with the Hillbilly design and build treatment added for extra strength. The Blimp is a versatile all round pattern which can be used with a variety of baits when the finesse and stability of a wire stem is required.
The Blimp is built on a 0.5 diameter stainless steel stem using Tech1 foam which gives the maximum shot capacity for its size and with the wire stem passing right through the body to prevent the old problem of the stem pulling out. The Blimp is fitted with 1.5 diameter hollow Hi-Viz tips and a stainless steel side eye glued deep inside its body and is capable of fishing most baits but excels when used for maggot, caster and 4 or 6mm expander pellets.
It is available in seven sizes and supplied with red, yellow, green or black tips.
This little gem of a float which is just 75mm long has been specially developed to assist bait presentation when fishing the far bank of snake lakes in windy or towing conditions. See details below for more information.
The HB Redneck is my first choice of paste float for general paste fishing. Similar to its cousin the HB Shindig but much stronger it is built on a long 1mm diameter flexible glass stem which passes right through the very strong Tech3 foam oval shaped body and supports the first 20mm of the 1.7 mm diameter x 50mm long hollow Hi Viz tip. The float is fitted with a choice of two types of stainless steel spring eye securely glued to the base of the antennae making the HB Redneck a very strong animal indeed and can also be supplied without an eye for those that prefer to use an extra float rubber instead. Having a tip length of around 50mm makes this model very suitable for the paste fishing it was designed for but it also works very well for larger baits such as corn or meat when there is a need to bury the line beneath the surface. It is best fished with a spread bulk for paste or a spread bulk and droppers for corn etc. HB Top Tip People often shy away from fishing paste if there is a strong undertow in their swim. However if you position just enough shot a couple of inches from the hook to hold the unbaited rig still and then adjust the remaining shot so that when the undertow takes full effect there is half the tip showing you will stop the water movement pulling the hook out of the paste. Bites will be big lifts of the float or savage dips sometimes pulling the elastic out of the pole before you can strike.
A super sensitive float aimed at F1 fishing with small soft pellets or maggot on the commercial Snake Lakes but equally at home fishing punch and squatts on your local canal. See details below for more information.
A good all round sensitive design for fishing canals and commercials with light tackle and small baits such as bread punch, pinkie, and bloodworm plus as the name suggests squatts. See details below for more information.