Hand made fishing floats

As a well known tackle tart I was browsing through the fishing tackle section of eBay when I came across these two sets of hand made fishing floats.

Set of hand made fishing floats

When they arrived I was so impressed with the quality that, although I have yet to try them out in running water, I think I know enough about river floats to know that these will do the job perfectly, I contacted the seller with a view to buying some more. The green bodied set on the right of the picture are fluted avons and trot beautifully in fast water, I paid a fortune for the last set I bought, these are about a third of the price.

He was very obliging and gave me the name, address and phone number of the maker. I have since contacted the man and after an interesting chat I have ordered some more sets from him.

I don’t suppose they work any better than the shop bought ones but Weller of the Yard once made me a couple of similar floats and they just have a little more character than those produced by that nice Mr. Drennan.

If you are interested in doing the same leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you his details. I am reluctant to broadcast his details here to the whole web as I feel his privacy deserves some respect.

The largest of each set takes about 7AAA and will be ideal for the faster stretches of the river Kennet. I will let you know how I get on with them.