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 Post subject: Floats Wanted
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:51 pm 
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Location: Bangalore, INDIA
Hi Guys,

I am looking for some Floats. I don't know about the sizes or anything. I will be using it with 10Lb as mainline and 20lb leader. I don't know much about the fish size etc :( .Please contact if anybody have some or know any place in Bangalore where I can get some.

With Best Regards,
Inderjeet Singh
PS: I need them before evening tomorrow so can travel in Bangalore :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:12 pm 
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Hi Inder,
I used to sit and make my own peacock quill floats when I used to float fish. I gave them away as presents when I stopped float fishing. I should actually sit down and make myself a whole new set. They come in very handy espcially at the WASI lakes. I had to bum them off Prathap last time as I had none.

A pity you need yours really qiuck or you could have made some for yourself.

Regards,
Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:15 pm 
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Hi Inder,
You can try Bangalore Armoury near City Market, he might have it as he stock fishing hooks and other small stuff. OR try Olympic sports on Double Road.


Cheers,
Alexis


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:38 pm 
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Hi Inder,

I may have some peacock quill floats with me. Let me know if you'd like to collect them from my place.

Bops


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:45 pm 
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Owen said Rustam Floats :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:47 pm 
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Thanks Bops,

I 'll pass itr this time.. got a flight in the evening..no time left now for collection :(.

Inder


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:48 pm 
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Bobby wrote:
Owen said Rustam Floats :lol:


Airlines only allow 25 Kg :(

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Inder


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:03 pm 
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You can use Rustam,,,,,, but then again, the dude will scare away all the fish :twisted: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:44 pm 
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Bobby wrote:
Owen said Rustam Floats :lol:


And stings like a bee. ;)

M. Ali


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:16 am 
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Mr. Ali,

"Butterfly" was not the term used here to describe floating..


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:18 am 
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Bobby wrote:
"Butterfly" was not the term used here to describe floating..


I had a nasty susupicion you were refering to something else.

Yours sincerely,

[img][img]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/RHB65/GoodyearBlimp.jpg[/img][/img]

:wink: :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:43 am 
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Dear Kanwar,

I was just wondering about the unusual line combination that you plan to fish with float tackle. Over here in Europe we prefer to use a stronger mainline as the leader. This is done that in case of a line break mostly only the leader is lost and that the fish doesn't take the full float rig plus plenty of line with him. Also line shy fish can be caught more successfull.

There are a few different situations which would allow a heavier leader as mainline. During Boilie Carp Fishing most people use braided leaders which often have a much stronger breaking strength as the mainline, but this made as the special braided line leaders are much more soft as normal monofilament and the carp are said to detect them less easy as a mono leader. On the other hand some people now prefer very thick & strong mono leaders (again more strong as the mainline), but this time it is done with the knowledge that the carp might feel them easily, but on the other hand it is very difficult to get such a rig out the mouth again and so they hook themselves fine.

Another reason for using stronger leaders: Fishing for predator. There are HARD MONO leaders available in Europe which are extremely abrasion resistant and work very good for predator fish, even if they have very sharp teeth. They are very easy to tie, much better as steelwire & more strong as the mainline.

Hope all this didn't confuse you. But as I think you'll maybe plan to use the floats for fishing at Indian carp. I would advise you to use a thinner leader as the mainline. Your carp like the rohu, catla or mrigal are said to be very cautious, so a thinner leader should work better for these shy fish.

dirk


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:00 pm 
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Hey Dirk,

Hit the nail on the head... The Indian carp is very cautious and it helps to have a thiner leadline while fishing for the rohu, catla and mrigal


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