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Fishing Floats That Help You Put More Fish In The Boat

By Tim Beachum

Real Anglers Love Floats

Throughout history many people have fished, not all of them did it out of obligation. Most did it just for the relaxation of the activity, the thrill of the bite, as well as a great family activity. Fishing is still one of the most beloved recreational past times for individuals around the world.

Though the joys & teachings of fishing have remained the same for centuries, the floats & bobbers haven’t. Modern technology & technique have made the journey from a round, whitewashed cork with an opening in it half some five decades ago, to the enormous variety of sophisticated fishing floats of today.

Anglers Still Love Fishing Floats

Floats, often referred to as bobbers or fishing bobbers, is considered a piece of tackle that is widely used by anglers. Fishing floats serve dual functions; the most common function is the suspend the bait at a predetermined depth, and the second is to notify the angler of a fish bite.

There are long floats, circular floats, hardwood floats, red floats, hand-made floats, pole floats, sea floats, river floats, catfish & Styrofoam floats which are available in the consumer market in every size, shape, & color conceivable. The long, slender ones are especially sensitive & receptive & are employed for coarse fishing.

Many Fishing Floats To Choose From

Companies are now making floats for every situation imaginable. They have the “waggler”, which is a slim plastic tube type float, that has the fishing line threaded through the bottom. This bobber performs incredibly well in calm waters, and is used by anglers around the world to catch various types of fish. Another float that is popular among anglers world wide is the “avon” float – it is recognized because of it’s oval shape. Anglers love this float because the way it is constructed allows you to cast it further than most bobbers. The avon is recommended for use with slow flowing waters such as a river.

Over the years some crafty anglers have come up with a float that give you control of its direction. You can navigate it left, right, forward, etc… This technique is used when fishing rapid waters, such as streams, and rivers. Since you have such precise control over the bobber it is best used when fishing in areas with vegetation or around docks and piers.

The next time you are packing up the old tackle box, make sure to include your arsenal of fishing bobbers, and prepare to relax and fill the boat with fish.

More information about fishing floats and other bass fishing related topics can be found here.

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Beachum, Tim "Fishing Floats That Help You Put More Fish In The Boat." Fishing Floats That Help You Put More Fish In The Boat. 24 Jul. 2010. 4 Oct 2014 <>.

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