The thick Chump is the “big brother” of the standard Chump. It is built on a slightly stronger 0.7 diameter stainless steel stem solidly glued into its Tech1 foam body which gives it extra stability. The floats body has the same necked down portion as the standard Chump just above the point where the stainless steel side eye is securely glued 12mm deep into the float to. This feature allows the dropper shot to register freely on the floats 30mm long 2mm diameter Hi Viz hollow tip.
This pattern is best used with heavier baits such as meat, corn and pellet and can be fished with a bulk or a spread bulk shot pattern plus droppers in the smaller sizes and an olivette plus droppers in the larger sizes.
It is available in 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1 gram sizes with red, yellow, green or black tips.
Due to customer demand I have now added the option of a 1.2 diameter tip on this pattern which allows it to be used for smaller baits in bad conditions or deeper water.
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 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.
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 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.
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.