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Tested by Dave Coster

 

AVANTI LOW-VIZ

49p
The Low-Viz title only refers to the clear unobtrusive nature of these wagglers, which have very bright translucent, fixed plastic inserts. Sizes are 1, 1.5, 1.75 and 2 gr and they are sold in boxed sets of ten for £4.99. The brass base weights can be slipped off or interchanged, being anchored on the base eyes with silicone tubing. These quite sensitive insert wagglers suit short to medium range fishing on lakes and slow moving rivers. They are self-cocking when loaded, requiring self-locking float adaptors.
SCORE: 26/30




MIDDY FAT BOY

£1.20
These clear plastic wagglers have metal screw-in base weights with inset swivels and are finished with extra thick push-in plastic inserts. The latter offer great translucent visibility and are surprisingly sensitive due to their almost neutral buoyancy. The 1.5 to 4 gr base weights can be inter-changed, while as they come they allow a few extra shot to be added to rigs to dot the floats down. There are six floats in the range, covering short to long-range casting, mainly aimed at commercial carp fishing.
SCORE: 27/30




MIDDY CARP BOMB

£1.20
Medium clear plastic bodies feature plug in plastic inserts and slide on base weights, trapped with silicone tubing. Size options are 2AA (loading) plus 4BB, 3AAA plus 4BB and 4AAA plus 4BB. This gives a good selection for middle distance waggler fishing on lakes and gently flowing rivers, also allowing shotting variations by interchanging base weights. These floats cast well and have enough tip buoyancy to present most baits, also to fish slightly overdepth without
dragging under.
SCORE: 27/30



DRENNAN LOADED GIANT

£1.45
Business like insert wagglers with fairly thick and buoyant hollow plastic tips, finished off with plug in base weights. The loadings allow another 2BB worth of shot with each float size, giving 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5 and 4 gr options, as these wagglers grow in length. The base weights can be interchanged to increase or lessen the amount of shot each float carries, while the different colour sight tips can also be switched to counter changing light conditions with these versatile wagglers.
SCORE: 28/30



BEST BUY

DRENNAN INSERT CRYSTAL

90-99p
Crystal clear wagglers with fine interchangeable hollow tips, available in 3 No.4, 2BB+, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3.5AAA and 2 SSG sizes. The floats are unloaded and have small plastic base eyes that are just big enough to take a small waggler adaptor. Being super lightweight these wagglers cast superbly, especially when fixed with big locking shot and using smaller shot spread out below. Insert Crystals are as unobtrusive as it gets, while being able to switch tip colours is a brilliant bonus.
SCORE: 29/30

NOTE: All products tested June 2009. All prices correct at the time of going to Press. Angler’s Mail do not take responsibility for price or product changes or current availability.