THE crowquill Avon float is a legendary trotting float for fast flowing rivers because it can hold a lot of weight, has a high visibility tip and is sensitive to bites.
The float is best fished with three float bands: one on the tip, another on the bottom of the float’s balsa wood body with the third at the very base of the crowquill.
Some anglers prefer using a tungsten olivette for the majority of the bulk shot as this is denser and, being more streamlined, sinks faster and has less resistance to the strike than traditional bulk shot.
Although there are a few firms making excellent versions, including Drake Floats, they tend to be in short supply and relatively expensive.
Angler’s Mail contributor Bill Rushmer, therefore, makes his own at a fraction of the cost.
It’s easy to make if you follow his simple step by step guide.
How to make this brilliant crowquill Avon float
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