The types of floats and their use

Early floats were made by hand from whatever materials were good and the wine cork and goose feathers. No fisherman thought about that for different conditions of fishing will need different forms of floats.

Over time it became obvious that one of the more efficient equipment of the other under certain conditions. Currently fishing shops are teeming with floats of different shapes and sizes, how not to get lost in them and choose one.

The float keel in the form of olive

Floats having this shape is quite universal, they are usually equipped with fishing rods when fishing like on calm water, and on the course. They show pretty good stability in windy conditions and small disturbances on the water. Floats with a load of one gram applied with success in still waters and rivers with low current, to a depth of two and a half meters respectively. To three grams are usually used when three meters, and on rivers with an average flow depth of less than four meters. Equipment custody about six grams, try to apply in moderate and fast flowing rivers with a depth of seven meters.

Floats spherical shape

The equipment is perfect for anglers that use Bologna, pin and flight feathers of the rod. This float is one of the most stable when fishing on low and middle reaches of rivers. Due to its shape ideal for use on still water with strong waves and ripples. For best results, these floats are used with sinker weight of 1-3 grams at a depth of up to five meters. Spherical type of rig really shines when the wind is strong and for making the float incredibly stable.

An upside-down raindrop

Most often this kind of floats are used when fishing medium to large rivers with a decent diving depth of the lure. It is better to use this rig with a sinker weighing up to six grams, at depths greater than three meters. Best option for best sensitivity of the float will be put on the fishing line sliding quick release cargo «olive» and a couple of the pellets, distributed on the hook. This snap-in is designed for plug and fly rods when fishing for roach, bream and other large inhabitants of the rivers and lakes.


The equipment of the form are mainly used on still water and shallow depths, not exceeding five feet. Due to the fact that the center of gravity of the float is shifted to the bottom, it behaves very stable when the ripples on the water surface. For best results, float load «olive» weighing up to five grams. Vehicle shows very well bite «on the rise» in this context is often used when fishing for many species such as bream and roach.

The float — spindle

Possessing a very good sensitivity, this type of float is most often used for catching cautious and shy fish in stagnant water. The load is usually some small weights to distribute to the fishing line some distance away. Using this type of snap at depths from half a meter to three. It is successfully used for catching small fish, carp and roach.

Direct view of the floats

This type of rig has a unique sensitivity, but very narrow specialization. It is used for deep water fishing, fish in calm water, in the absence of wind and in shallow water up to two meters. Load it with gruselle light weight, which should be close to the leash, but on the distance to the shepherd equal to the length of the leash.

Basmacova float

Basmacova float is very often used to catch carp fish species, due to the fact that it perfectly shows the so-called bite «on the rise». With proper load attachment to lie on the bottom, and the float is in the water about 5-10 cm from the surface. During biting, the vehicle emerges very clearly showing the presence of a fish on the hook.

Fishing with the float rod this is an interesting exercise with lots of tactics and strategies since the choice of catching bait, rigging done by studying the behavior and preferences of the fish. One of the major catch is the choice of float, but it is desirable to have in your Arsenal of different types of them. This will be very useful in the study are not a friend of a pond or changing weather.

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