I have for the last several days been working away at a couple of new floats, because lets face it that square thing ( TV ) in the living room which is meant to be for everyone's entertainment has quite frankly over the holiday period been a load of utter rubbish, so spent my time better employed making up a couple of floats for my own personal use.
These floats I first saw when Stuart Baker @ Fat Fish Floats made one for a friend & the minute I saw it I have to say I was impressed so I contacted Stuart to ask if it was OK if I could replicate his design for my own personal use which he agreed to.
I would like to thank Stuart for allowing me to replicate part of his design, Stuart's original float is made with Porcupine Quill & Balsa & can be bought from his website which is linked above. Stuart's design is copyrighted so please do not buy them from any other source apart from himself.
I wanted to change things slightly to suit my personal style of fishing so made one from cane & one from Crow Quill.
I nicknamed them Black & Tan and purposely made the burnt cane swirls to tie in with the colours on the cane stemmed one, and the natural black of the crow quill tied the quill one together nicely.
You can see the fluted design but unlike the other flutes I have made these ones do not run down the full body of the float, which is unique for Stuarts design as they have purposely been designed by him to be used as perch bobbers.