Originally developed for the big deep open waters encountered on the Australian “coarse” match scene this float will tackle almost any conditions here in the UK. . See details below for more information.
The Sydney was originally developed for the big deep open waters encountered on the Australian “coarse” match scene this float played a large part in the taking of new Australian match record of 350lb plus taken by ex pat Dara Finnigan. Crafted from Tech2 foam using a strong 1.2mm diameter glass stem and 2.5mm diameter x 50mm long hollow Hi Viz tip.
This float will “boss” almost any conditions on any big water. This pattern is supplied fitted with either a standard or Finesse type stainless steel spring eye on the tip and an extra side eye on the corner of the body for extra strength.
Made to take an olivette + droppers and available in six sizes – 1g+, 1.5g+, 2.0g+, 2.5g+, 3g+ and 4g+ and with a choice of red, yellow, green or black tips.
Use these on very deep water or in really bad conditions. Use no 8 shot or stotz as droppers and don’t be afraid to lay line and shot on the bottom plus use a large backshot to combat undertow and keep your bait still.
I call this one my “secret weapon” as it is so versatile. This float is a “hybrid” between a pellet float and a paste float and has been acclaimed by some as the best skimmer fishing float on the market. 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.
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.
Designed with the help of and named after top southern paste angler Dave (Pikey) Pearson this is the float to use for fishing paste in those 18” to 3 feet deep margin swims. . See description below for more information.
This design is one of my own favourites. The Billy-Bob is my “does it all” float for commercial and snake lake fishing and can be used to present a wide range of baits. See details below for more information.