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    Default Trotting Floats & Furled Leaders

    This year its the turn of cancer again as my charity donation and a few weeks ago I set about dusting off the lathe and turning some floats. Instead of the normal half dozen floats and a box I decided to broaden it this year to a 50/50 between trotting and fly fishing.

    The trotting side of things I decided to keep my hand in so I set about making these from scratch and decided for the paint job it was going to be simple but attractive. These are the first floats I've made in almost 12 months, and there wont be many more made for anyone else so if you want some of my work you better start bidding. The winning bidder can have their name put on them if they so wish.





    These will suffice any angler out during the winter months in pursuit of the Lady of the Stream & into the Brown Trout season where a float fished worm will take an early trout or two.

    The fly fishing side of it Ive covered with making 3 furled leaders, two with built in indicators for nymph / spider fishing and one without for dry fly purposes.



    Originating from the legendary Rod Dibble, Steven Dawson (AKA Mr Trout) took me under his wing and taught me all I needed to know about furled leader making and the tapers so I feel its only right this year that a couple of these are put to good use, so that completes the 50/50 split for charity.

    These are now live on the Lets tackle cancer Facebook page, as a few guys who wanted to bid are not forum members so please if you want to bid do it via the facebook page. Thank you.......https://www.facebook.com/LetsTackleCancer/
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    Cracking bit of work there George, if youíve never used one of Georges floats you havenít trotted properly, beautiful things.
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    They look too nice to use just admire

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    Default Re: Trotting Floats & Furled Leaders

    Quote Originally Posted by alexj View Post
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    They look too nice to use just admire
    Alexj, thanks for the kind words however, my motto is:

    I dont make floats to be works of art & hang on a wall they are made to fish with
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    Quote Originally Posted by george387 View Post
    Alexj, thanks for the kind words however, my motto is:

    I dont make floats to be works of art & hang on a wall they are made to fish with
    You told me the same, but when youíve made a bad cast and got snagged up a tree 30ft up, itís not easy to walk away. And Iím too decrepit now to climb trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    Cracking bit of work there George, if youíve never used one of Georges floats you havenít trotted properly, beautiful things.
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    i have some and have never used them, but i know iv never trotted properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    You told me the same, but when youíve made a bad cast and got snagged up a tree 30ft up, itís not easy to walk away. And Iím too decrepit now to climb trees.
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    Steven you sure you haven't got Yorkshire blood in you....too tight to leave the thing as a tree decoration
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    Quote Originally Posted by george387 View Post
    Steven you sure you haven't got Yorkshire blood in you....too tight to leave the thing as a tree decoration
    I lost a float last time out George, not one of yours thankfully, it was out of reach over a deep pool hanging from a sycamore branch.
    I was just in my wellies, so I thought Iíll get it next week in my waders, guess what, some lousy little twerp got there before me, it did upset me.
    Iím not tight mate, just extremely careful.
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