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float for ledgering ?

Post by steve s on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:04 pm

hi all,have been trying to find a float for ledger fishing .when fishing last winter the guy next to me was using a float but he was ledgering (for pike)and he said that the float automatically found the right depth.he did tell me the make but i have forgotten,can someone help.just thought it could be used for carp.Steve

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by longshot on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:06 pm

Polaris floats.

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by Stotty on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:08 pm

As Ken said Polaris floats, I have used them for carp the come in every size and shape.

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by edbeef on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:12 pm

RIGHT ANSWER!



What I would say about these is - why not use a feeder rod?

They looked appealing to me for a bit but the only use I can think for them is if it's too windy for a light tip or in pocket weed...

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Post by steve s on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:13 pm

thank you both .how do they work ,they must slide up the line and then grip when at the right depth ?

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by longshot on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:15 pm

steve s wrote:thank you both .how do they work ,they must slide up the line and then grip when at the right depth ?


The move on the line and lock when you tighten up.

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by edbeef on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:18 pm

The line passes through the float stump once cast out until the float hits the surface.

The line needs to be kept quite taut though for it to work or the line drift will be inaccurate.

The float slowly rises to the top (1/2 sec for a foot-ish) and the line only travels easily one way. Once you wind in, the float block will get to the rod tip and make it's way back down the line when you wind against it

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by edbeef on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:19 pm

Here you go:

http://www.uncutfishing.co.uk/polarisfloat.html

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by longshot on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:20 pm

edbeef wrote:The line passes through the float stump once cast out until the float hits the surface.

The line needs to be kept quite taut though for it to work or the line drift will be inaccurate.

The float slowly rises to the top (1/2 sec for a foot-ish) and the line only travels easily one way. Once you wind in, the float block will get to the rod tip and make it's way back down the line when you wind against it


I knew it was something like that, lol.

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by steve s on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:22 pm

the reason i ask is that one evening last week i went to the clubs carp lake to fish with float and pellets didn't have any luck so i put a cube of luncheon meat on and fished over depth and had a 9lb er and one of just over 7lb . then thought how usefully the ledger float would be

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by steve s on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:32 pm

mmmmmm might giv em ago thanks all

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by noodle on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:33 pm

it may have been a locslide though

you can make your own quite easily all you need is rigid rig tubing a bottom end only float a couple of rubber beads swivel to fit over the tube and some steam

3 inches of rig tubing bend it through 18o degrees using steam
slip a rubber bead on swivel then another rubber bead clip a float on slide the line through away you go

they use friction to lock the float in place, when youthread your line its loose so does not grip anything, once under a bit of tension the line being tighter tries to straighten out and locks against the tubing on a locslide, and does the same but through a spiral on the polaris (think they do 360 degrees with the line

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Re: float for ledgering ?

Post by steve s on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:56 pm

thank you


aint got a photo have you

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