A float is a way of suspending a bait at a certain or required depth, either on the surface, near the surface or suspended just off the bottom.It's also very useful as a means of warning you when a fish bites.Floats also enable you to place your bait precisely, often in places that are impossible to cast to. Huge number and variation of floats, here's a few to give you an idea:
Carp float for surface fishing.
Drift beater for still water and strong winds.
Loafer for swift turbulent water.
Big stick for smoothflowing swims fished close in.
Peacock for turbulent water, it's sensitive to bites.
Loaded giant crystal for still water and slow to medium flow rivers.
The float you choose will depend on the kind of water you are fishing, and the variety of baits you are using for the intended species.
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