The word “angler” most people have an Association with a person who sits on the beach and looking at the float. And this is no coincidence because the fishing rod with a float is the most popular type of fishing. It is impossible to say when the first bobber. It is safe to say that it happened a very long time, and throughout the history of fishing floats improved – there are new forms and designs, used new materials.
Try to understand what are the different types of floats for fishing, and how to choose the best float of all their diversity.
Any float considered good?
Of course, the one that performs well its functions. So, good can be called a float, which remains at the desired depth with the hook attachment and clearly signals a bite.
In different conditions, these problems will be better addressed in a different float depending on their features.
The structure of the bobbers
Floats for fishing consist of an antenna, the hull, and keel.
The modern body of the float is made of balsa wood or foamed plastic. Its mission is to provide the necessary buoyancy of the float. The size and shape of the case depend on the conditions in which it will be used float.
Antenna – the visible part of the bobber, which signals a bite, sinking or floating. To make the antenna more visible, and the bright color. Sometimes the antenna is equipped with replaceable tips for fishing in different conditions. In some models of floats the possibility of fixing to the antenna of the chemical glow-worm for night fishing. It is desirable that the antenna had neutral buoyancy, it increases the sensitivity of the float. To reduce sail better to use a thin antenna.
The keel of the float is made of steel wire, glass or carbon fiber. It ensures the stability of the float.
In some models of floats the division to the antenna, the hull and keel are rather arbitrary, for example, indirect wallah or all of the familiar float of goose feather.
Depending on the design and purpose, fishing floats can have the attachment to the fishing line cambricum, using metal rings or through the through hole in the housing.
The types of floats
Bobbers of different shapes behave differently.
Depending on the geometry of the body can be such a classification of floats for fishing:
- olive – bobber of this form can be used in any environment, but like any versatile tool, it plays a specialized if narrow solutions to problems;
- the ball – compared to olive, has a lower sensitivity but more stable in the wind;
- the drop is due to the shift of the center of gravity down allows you to catch at small excitement;
- inverted drop – used when fishing on the course;
- the spindle has high sensitivity, but is affected by winds and currents;
- disc float for catching on a strong current.
Sometimes fishermen use unusual floats, for example, water-filled, double-hulled with swivel or float-nod.
Consider the types of floats, depending on the conditions of their application.
Floats for fishing small fish
Small fish (gudgeon, goby, juveniles of larger fish) is kept close to the shore, and, hence, fishing is at a shallow depth with a small distance. For such fishing, use floats minimum size weight of one gram.
Bobbers for fishing on the course
On the course, you should use floats with two or more attachment points. This makes it easier to manage the snap. Serves the same purpose and long keel of the float.
For fishing in rivers and channels most often used by deaf fastening of the float. Such installation snap-in allows you to capture the fish to bite even during the dip bait. The use of sliding snap-ins only makes sense when fishing at great depths.
The form of a float for fishing on the course – a drop or an upside-down raindrop. In the case of fishing on a strong current, use the floats in the form of a disc. Most of these floats are used for fishing pin fishing rods.
Floats for fishing in ponds and lakes
In reservoirs without current applied to the fusiform floats or floats in the form of an elongated cylinder. This allows achieving the maximum sensitivity because fish in closed water bodies are more cautious.
For fishing on the small distance, it is better to use floats with a blind attachment. The increase in sensitivity also contributes to the small capacity of the float. For fishing in areas without current use floats with weight to 1.5 G.
When the fish is kept far from shore, use a match rod with corresponding snap-ins.
Types of bobbers for match fishing
In match fishing, all tooling components are used to increase the casting distance. First and foremost this applies to the float as the element with the highest windage.
Match the float should meet the following requirements:
- have a good flight quality;
- to be clearly visible.
Floats for match fishing can have its own weight, which provides the casting distance (so-called wagleri). When using sinkers positioned on the fishing line, need to deliver the nozzle to the desired depth. Wagleri apply in most cases and blind, and sliding the snap-ins.
When fishing at great depth using the sliders – sliding floats without external shipping. They can be used also for catching on a strong current.
Floats for fishing live bait
For catching predatory fish on live bait, use large floats. Thus, the larger the bait, the stronger the need the float. This is because the float should not be drowning bait fish, but must show the bite of a predator.
The shape of the float for fishing live to bait usually spherical or in the form of a short, wide cylinder.
Bobbers for winter fishing
Fishing float is possible not only on open water, and winter.
For winter fishing used brightly colored floats with a minimum capacity. The shape of the float for winter fishing can be in the form of a ball, short of a cylinder or an inverted cone. Material for their manufacture is solid foam.
When winter fishing floats are below the water level (weight more than the carrying capacity of the float) and work only on the rise. When winter float fishing uses the hook with the sinker is a bullet and tackle.
In order to make fishing more effective, you need to use floats with the least permissible weight for each type of fishing.