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Can I purchase floats at Anaconda?
Yes, you can. Fishing floats are attached to the fishing line and used as visual indicators and are classed as an unmissable accessory by many anglers. Different species of fish, fishing locations and weather conditions all require different types of floats, so make sure you are equipped for all eventualities by having some of these floats in your tackle box, before you go out for your next fishing expedition.
Why use a float?
A float is used to suspend a bait at a particular level in the water and to signal that a fish is taking the bait.
A float can also add weight to increase casting distance. Using this information is a great starting point for float selection, because it helps you examine how a float will best meet these needs, given the conditions of the water and the species of fish you are pursuing.
Which type of float is best for me?
There are many different types of floats available for different fishing situations, including waggler floats for stillwater fishing, stick floats for river/running water fishing, leger floats, loafers, bubble floats, pole floats, and sliders. Selecting the right float for the conditions at hand can be one of the trickiest decisions an angler has to make. Let's take a look at some basic facts involved in selecting the right float to meet your needs on a given day.
In simplest terms, there are two types of floats. There are fixed floats, which are connected to the line and stay in that position on the line, and there are slip floats, which slide up and down on the line. The fixed float is best suited for shallower water, while the slip float is perfect for deeper water.
Regardless of whether you choose to fish a slip float or a fixed float, size and buoyancy of a float are the most important issues in the selection process. If your float is too large, the fish will experience resistance when trying to take the bait, and it may drop the bait. That resistance could also result in the float not going down when a fish does strike, which means you will miss the fish. If a float is too small, it may not stay buoyant, which means you could miss a strike or think a fish is biting, when it is not.
The resistance of a float is also affected by its profile. Very slender floats will be pulled down more easily than a wide float, and offer more sensitivity for a light bite. Also consider the weather and the condition of the water: On windy days or if there is a strong current, you will probably need a larger or more buoyant float. If the water is clear and calm, a smaller or narrower float will reduce the chances of spooking the fish.
When casting for distance is an important factor, it is recommended to select a heavier slip float. Remember, the weight of the float is not always in proportion to its size, so you may need to experiment to get the best results.