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Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by flatheadsteve, Jun 12, 2009.
here is a drawing of the float rig i use fishing eddys and for drifting cover.
Thats exactly how I do mine too, thanks for the diagram.
WHY THE STRAW FLOAT? I USE THE SAME RIG W/O THE STRAW FLOAT.
The straw holds your line away from the float so it doesn't tangle as much with live bait. If you are using cut bait it doesn't matter
Yep they say it helps keep the live bait from getting tangeled up in your line..I do not know, because I really did not see any difference in the 2. maybe 50 times in 20yrs ahve they gotten messed up so I'm good without it,,:big_smile:
Edited the above bold underlined.it should have been 5-10 instead of 50..
I also use the float straw, Another thing I like about the straw is that your bait may take your float under but he wont get the straw down, keeps me from losing my mind.
the straw flaoat keeps your live bait from tangleing up around your main line. they work great especially with live shad!! those things will tangle you up quick with a float. :wink:
Neat set up!
I have found that having a long leader will negate any usefulness of the straw. My leader on that style float, (katbobber), is only about 6-8 inches long. Or perhaps it is because I have chose some hog yellow bellys for bait, I don't know yet, lol. :confused2:
personally i dont like the shorter leader with a float... reason being it seems to keep my bait from swimming around, a longer leader lets my bait swim around more... i have experimented with this alot and i have fished a long leader under a float and a short leader under a float side by side many times and i always caught more fish on the one with the longer leader. just my opinion.
I'll have to give it another shot then, tonight sounds good if the rain holds off.
Another helpfull tip when float fishing is if you want to keep your line from sinkin from the knot to your pole.
Buy some its called gulfwax parrafin you can buy this at the grocery store they sell it for people when their canning veggys.
cast out the float rig and take a piece of paffafin in your hand and press it on your line while doing this reel your line in this will coat your line with this soft wax.Then bait up and throw your rig out to fish.
The paffafin on the line will cause your line to float on top of the water this will maximize your hook setting power as your line isnt sunk below the surface creating drag and excess slack.
some use vaseline for this same purpose but it wont stay on your line very long before it wears off.
The drawback on having your line float is on windy days as the wind will swiftly put a bow in your line.
At Times of low wind and slow current this can greatly increase your hooksets especially on long casts.:wink: