Tested by DAVE COSTER
Small body-down floats with 4×8, 4×10, 2×12 and 4×14 capacities, fitted with plastic bristles and flexible fibreglass stems. They feature extra strong moulded plastic side eyes that look a bit bulky on such small floats. These pellet floats suit shallow situations and can be rigged up with strung shot or small bulks. Their antenna get thicker as sizes get bigger and need to be well dotted down, which should also help to stop the bulky side eyes from catching in surface tension.
Slim, streamlined design with a fibre stem and medium diameter solid plastic bristle. The 4×10, 4×12, 4×14 and 4×16 range covers most pellet fishing, including strung and bulked rigs for up in the water and full depth work. Rather oddly, the samples supplied had a mixture of fibreglass and carbon stems, although on such light floats this doesn’t really affect their performance. This is a good model for general pellet fishing, being well made and very robust.
Streamlined with a slight body-up profile, these floats have fine carbon stems and thin hollow bristles. They are available in 0.10, 0.20, 0.30 and 0.40 gr sizes, which covers all shallow pellet fishing. The super bright hollow tips stand out well against
all backdrops and are surprisingly
sensitive, particularly good for hitting
shy bites when fishing up in the water. These floats are beautifully finished, matching well with strung shot or
lightly bulked formats.
Described as a cigar shaped float, this design is nicely streamlined with a medium solid plastic bristle and a fibreglass stem. It’s available in 2×10, 4×10, 6×10 and 8×10 sizes, covering all delicate pellet rigs aimed at fishing in depths down to 6 ft. These floats are very well made and extremely robust, so they are viable when serious bagging is on the cards. They work best with strung micro shot or styl
weights and are particularly good
for margin or up in the water
Another streamlined cigar shaped float with a fine cane tip and fibreglass stem. It comes in 4×10, 4×12, 4×14, 0.50 and 0.75 gr sizes, which amply covers general pellet fishing. These tough floats are very popular on the commercials, where they can withstand extreme punishment. The smallest suit fishing shallow or down the margins, while bigger capacities work well with
full depth rigs in deeper water. This versatile design equally adapts to
strung or bulk shotting formats.
The original DC6 is a great float with its stubby diamond shaped body, hollow plastic tip and carbon stem, but on occasions its tip diameter proved to be a bit on the thin side. This new version has a thicker hollow bristle, making it even more versatile. It comes in 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.30 and 0.40 gr sizes, ideal for all shallow fishing and full depth presentation. The translucent tip material shows up well in all
conditions and this float performs brilliantly with a span of pellet sizes.
NOTE: All products tested August 2010. 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.