Floating fishing

Floating fishing is a misunderstanding that many fishermen are the easiest to entangle and enter, but the choice of floats is also the same. Many novices who are just learning to fish often don’t know how to choose a float reasonably. They always feel that they have not chosen a good one. Unclear and so on, it can be said that there are many problems, and I always ask how to reasonably choose a float that suits you. So today, let's discuss the five elements of drift selection together.

1. Selection of the amount of lead eaten by floats

The choice of lead intake on floats has always been a headache for many fishermen. If you choose a small one, you may not be able to throw it out. If you choose a large one, you may not be sensitive. In fact, we think too much by ourselves. There is no need to worry about the amount of lead. Especially in the wild fishing environment, you can choose the bigger one instead of the smaller one. Because in the wild fishing environment, the depth of the water you are fishing, the individual size of the fish species, the thickness of the line group, and the length of the rod you use may be different, so you can basically use a larger one, but if you choose too small, in many cases you will Can't use it. In fact, it is not that the smaller the amount of lead, the more sensitive it is. Its drift type, the thickness of the drift tail, and our own fishing adjustments are all related. So don't always listen to others saying that you are sensitive when you take lead, it's only under certain circumstances! If it's too small and you can't even throw the pole out, then how can you catch the fish well? Not to mention in windy weather. As for the specific pole length and how much lead should be consumed, this article has been written for everyone in the previous article, so you can refer to it yourself.

2. Float and drift tail selection

The selection of drifting is exquisite, and the thickness of the drifting tail should be distinguished. Floats have thick and thin tails, and are also divided into hollow and solid. Usually thick tails are hollow and soft tails are drifted a lot, and thin tails are solid and hard tails are drifted a lot. The thick hollow soft tail float has its own buoyancy, and the sensitivity is relatively low. Fine solid hard tail drift, high sensitivity. Everyone must distinguish this when choosing drifting.

Then there is the length of the float tail. The longer the tail is, it can generally be used to raise the bottom of the float, and it can be suitable for float fishing trips.

3. The choice of drift type

There are many types of floats, such as jujube-core type, round type, sharp shoulder type, slender body type and so on. Different drift shapes have different uses and also affect the sensitivity of the transmitted signal. Here you just need to remember that the larger the floater, the greater the resistance to the water in general, and the blunt transmission of the signal. It is generally used for floating or bottom fishing. The smaller the floating body, the smaller the resistance to the water and the more sensitive the signal transmission. It is generally used for fishing puppies and small individual fish.

Furthermore, the longer the floater body is, the better the stability will be. The shorter the float body, the worse the stability.

4. Choose the length of the feet

Floats have long and short feet. Normally, the longer the floating feet, the slower the turning over, and the shorter the floating feet, the faster the turning over. Just like bottom fishing for crucian carp, there is often a small fish interface, then you will choose a short-footed slender float, which means turning over quickly and sinking quickly. Then there is float fishing. When the fish mouth is fast, we will also use short feet and short tail floats to turn over quickly. This will allow us to catch the fish mouth signal for the first time, thereby increasing the rate of catching fish.

5. Selection of total float length

Floats can be long or short, and the choice of float length depends on the depth of the water and the fishing method. If the water depth is about 50 cm, then we often can only choose the best three-point shallow water drift. If the drift is long, you will find that throwing is a problem, and the strands are always tangled. If the water depth is 1 meter, then you can choose a slender float with short legs about 30 cm in length. If you are fishing in deep water, then you should choose a long-legged long-tail drift with a length of about 50 cm. This drift type has better stability.

July 11, 2021 — Charlotte L