I always meant to get around to making a larger trotting float for myself for when the water is higher, as I dont normally go anything over a couple of AAA but with the winters getting more mild and the constant high water a larger float is more stable and easier to control in the wind and conditions so finally after having it on my list to do I got around to making two for myself to see how they handle.
The first one I made myself I decided to go with a more bobber style float than an avon as I dont plan to trot the float far and its more designed for a specific stretch of water I like to fish in high water where I know Grayling frequent in those conditions.
Made from cork with a small goose quill as the stem it still offers sensitivity but carry larger weights and is more stable in the higher water than the ones I normally fish with.
Just in-case I decided to also make a heavier float in an Avon style as its a style I have been happy with over the years and has brought me great satisfaction to use and for longer trots its easier to retrieve on an all day fishing session.
I was playing around with colours and styles and the green paint with red whipping appealed to me so decided to go with it, the choice wont appeal to everyone's liking but the its only for my personal use.