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Best Float for perch

Post by seven » Mon Oct 23 2017 17:19

Im fishing for perch with lobs,I'm using a Polaris waggler float.anyone else using these or what can you recommend,cheers

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Post by Andrew Croft » Mon Oct 23 2017 17:24

I like a loafer, aka swan float. great for trotting and twitching.
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Post by dannytaylor » Mon Oct 23 2017 17:57

On stillwaters driftbeater type float for "laying on"

On rivers, chubber or loafer

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Post by suffolk si » Mon Oct 23 2017 18:58

Caught more big perch on pike floats than anything else I reckon! Normally use a loafer if I'm targeting them πŸ‘

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Post by Steve Burke » Mon Oct 23 2017 19:36

On stillwater some form of waggler. I don't use Polaris type floats as I'm often fishing off the bottom.

I also use an undershotted waggler attached bottom end only for livebaits rather than the commonly recommended bobber or loafer. This is because the sunk line then slows the bait down. Additionally the long stem above the water tells me the direction the perch is running so making hitting takes more successful.

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Post by Esoxuk » Tue Oct 24 2017 09:10

Small Drennan zeppler floats are good for perch, I think their length and smaller diameter reduces the resistance on them going under. Then again a heavy waggler gives even less resistance and fished lift method is ideal.
I've used Polaris floats in the past, but think they aren't as well made as they were and unless set up properly are susceptible to creeping up the line with wave / wind action.
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Re: Best Float for perch

Post by dannytaylor » Tue Oct 24 2017 16:08

Esoxuk wrote: ↑
Small Drennan zeppler floats are good for perch, I think their length and smaller diameter reduces the resistance on them going under. Then again a heavy waggler gives even less resistance and fished lift method is ideal.
I've used Polaris floats in the past, but think they aren't as well made as they were and unless set up properly are susceptible to creeping up the line with wave / wind action.
Woyld you use zepplers for float fishing lobworms though :scratch:

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Post by Andrew Croft » Tue Oct 24 2017 17:39

dannytaylor wrote: ↑
Esoxuk wrote: ↑
Small Drennan zeppler floats are good for perch, I think their length and smaller diameter reduces the resistance on them going under. Then again a heavy waggler gives even less resistance and fished lift method is ideal.
I've used Polaris floats in the past, but think they aren't as well made as they were and unless set up properly are susceptible to creeping up the line with wave / wind action.
Woyld you use zepplers for float fishing lobworms though :scratch:
Dont think i would. Maybe with fish bait but saying that though, ive used a loafer to good effect with a few cm to an inch lip hooked baits and lobs.

The indication with a loafer is so good for perch. When moved they pop up quick and stay amd are not hard to pull under. a bite at that point, as they do when twitching, there is no mistaking with a loafer.

Great floats for trotting a river too :grin:
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Post by johnweddup » Tue Oct 24 2017 17:55

Steve Burke wrote: ↑
On stillwater some form of waggler. I don't use Polaris type floats as I'm often fishing off the bottom.

I also use an undershotted waggler attached bottom end only for livebaits rather than the commonly recommended bobber or loafer. This is because the sunk line then slows the bait down. Additionally the long stem above the water tells me the direction the perch is running so making hitting takes more successful.
You're name gets mentioned regularly these days Steve as my friend and I both know you and are fishing for perch again this winter. Your comments and writings are , as always, very interesting.

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Post by Andrew Croft » Tue Oct 24 2017 18:04

johnweddup wrote: ↑
Steve Burke wrote: ↑
On stillwater some form of waggler. I don't use Polaris type floats as I'm often fishing off the bottom.

I also use an undershotted waggler attached bottom end only for livebaits rather than the commonly recommended bobber or loafer. This is because the sunk line then slows the bait down. Additionally the long stem above the water tells me the direction the perch is running so making hitting takes more successful.
You're name gets mentioned regularly these days Steve as my friend and I both know you and are fishing for perch again this winter. Your comments and writings are , as always, very interesting.

Kind regards

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Re: Best Float for perch

Post by Steve Burke » Tue Oct 24 2017 18:25

Cheers, guys.

Yes, I hope to do some perch and pike fishing at Wingham this winter. Last year I got just 6 half days piking on the Main Lake.

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Post by seven » Tue Oct 24 2017 21:16

Cheers

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Post by billybaltic » Tue Oct 24 2017 21:21

A chubber or loafer float, as good as each other, just my opinion.

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dannytaylor wrote: ↑
Esoxuk wrote: ↑
Small Drennan zeppler floats are good for perch, I think their length and smaller diameter reduces the resistance on them going under. Then again a heavy waggler gives even less resistance and fished lift method is ideal.
I've used Polaris floats in the past, but think they aren't as well made as they were and unless set up properly are susceptible to creeping up the line with wave / wind action.
Woyld you use zepplers for float fishing lobworms though :scratch:
No but would certainly put a dead roach under one
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Re: Best Float for perch

Post by Dave Horton » Thu Oct 26 2017 10:51

I just use what ever will support my bait sufficiently?

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Post by John Milford » Tue Jan 30 2018 21:50

I remember watching some kids fishing live minnows for perch at Horton Kirby, back in the 70's. One lad was using a 3" Pike Bung ("Gazette" float) and a perch of about 8" whacked it straight under!

Notwithsanding this - regarding Drennan floats - is the "Zeppler" the one? I'd have thought the No.1 (6g) "Piker", which is slimmer than the "Zeppler", might be a good alternative for live baiting (sort of halfway between a Zeppler and a Loafer?).
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Post by Wat Tyler » Wed Jan 31 2018 19:28

I usually use a Loafer or Dibber but those new fangled 'Baggin wagglers' do the job well enough too. I can't say that I have ever found live-bait caught perch the slightest bit fussy around floats. Miss or drop a take and -for my money- no matter how sprightly the bait still is you would think that it has somehow had 'Danger' tattooed on it, but in the first instance they will drag a balloon under.
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Post by Stewlaws » Wed Jan 31 2018 19:30

Surely Andrew field sells some decent perch floats ... Dig deep lol

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Post by Wat Tyler » Wed Jan 31 2018 19:33

Stewlaws wrote: ↑
Surely Andrew field sells some decent perch floats ... Dig deep lol
You don't want the perch hanging around to admire your float mate! :laughs:
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Post by John Milford » Wed Jan 31 2018 20:10

Is he the guy who makes those poncey floats with feathers under the laquer? :laughs:

(Wait a minute, I'll just get my ash hoop landing net, with the flamed bamboo pole) :grin:
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John Milford wrote: ↑
Is he the guy who makes those poncey floats with feathers under the laquer? :laughs:

(Wait a minute, I'll just get my ash hoop landing net, with the flamed bamboo pole) :grin:

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Stewlaws wrote: ↑
John Milford wrote: ↑
Is he the guy who makes those poncey floats with feathers under the laquer? :laughs:

(Wait a minute, I'll just get my ash hoop landing net, with the flamed bamboo pole) :grin:

Says the lure collector.. Oh the irony John lol
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davelumb wrote: ↑
Stewlaws wrote: ↑
John Milford wrote: ↑
Is he the guy who makes those poncey floats with feathers under the laquer? :laughs:

(Wait a minute, I'll just get my ash hoop landing net, with the flamed bamboo pole) :grin:

Says the lure collector.. Oh the irony John lol
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Post by John Milford » Wed Jan 31 2018 20:33

Nothing floppy about my hats. Last hat I bought was a Homburg (not for fishing, but then again if one was good enough for Alfred Jardine . . . .)
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John Milford wrote: ↑
Nothing floppy about my hats. Last hat I bought was a Homburg (not for fishing, but then again if one was good enough for Alfred Jardine . . . .)
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Stewlaws wrote: ↑
John Milford wrote: ↑
Nothing floppy about my hats. Last hat I bought was a Homburg (not for fishing, but then again if one was good enough for Alfred Jardine . . . .)
Last time I saw one was on fozzy bear... But wasn't lumby up there in the wings with Neville 😊 ....statler and Waldorf
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