Giant Bodied Waggler
Giant Bodied Waggler
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Giant Bodied Waggler.
The large buoyant balsa body on this float gives a greater weight capacity to enable longer casting, while simultaneously, the medium diameter tip gives good bite registration. The length of these bodied wagglers give them superb stability in windy and choppy conditions.
The small ring at the base makes the float an ideal choice for use as a slider.
The floats are finished in matt black and feature a hi-vis top.
Sizes: 3AAA, 4AAA & 3SSG.
Giant Bodied Waggler
Many anglers when faced with fishing at distance on a very windy stillwater, will often opt to fish with the feeder, anchoring the hook bait on the bottom, however there will many occasions when using a float is going to be more productive and enjoyable. The choice of float to use in these situations would be the Giant Bodied Waggler, it’s length gets below the surface drift, at the same time the large shot carrying capacity gives easy accurate casting and stability. Most species like roach, chub, ide, carp and even tench will quite happily take a bait that is dropping through the water, especially when using loose feed, or ground bait that breaks up soon after hitting the surface. Remember that fish will come to investigate bait hitting the water, whether to the splash of ground bait or the plopping of loose feed, so it won’t be long before fish are in the area. Best suited for depths ranging from 5 feet to 10 feet, it’s the ideal float for dragging the bottom when there is a tow on the water.
A rod of 12ft. Or 13ft. With a flexible tip action is ideal, it will aid casting and pick up the line quickly when striking. Main lines should be from 4lb to 7lb depending on size of float and species of fish targeted, heavier lines may well inhibit casting distance.
On to the main line thread a silicone float adaptor along with two or three inches of very fine pole float silicone tubing, place your bulk shot onto this tubing and either side of the adaptor, with most of the bulk just below the adaptor. The tubing will protect your main line from shot damage, it will also make altering the depth you are fishing at much easier. Most anglers place a match micro swivel between the main line and hook length, this will eliminate line twist caused by the baited hook spinning, most baits spin and without the swivel line twist can be a real nuisance. Plumb the depth so that you have around ½ inch of float tip showing, less would be better, it depends on what your comfortable with, do this without to much shot on the line as setting the float will be more positive. To get the best from these types of floats a ‘shirt button ‘ style of shotting is required, place No.8,s or No.9,s about 12-15 inches apart between the float and the micro swivel, with one No.10 between the swivel and the hook, All other shot should be placed under the float. this shotting pattern will give a slow steady fall of the bait through the whole depth. Once you’ve set the depth correctly mark it on the rod, then if you alter the depth for any reason you will always be able to return to the original.
FISHING THE GIANT BODIED WAGGLER.
Feeding, as in most disciplines should be little and often, loose feed by catapult is fine providing you can reach the target area with ease, if using ground bait ensure it is mixed to a constituency that breaks up soon after impact, both will fall down through the swim slowly and enticingly, attracting the fish. Choose a float that will you to easily cast just past your chosen fishing area, if you have to force the cast, then you probably need to change the float to the next size up. Always cast in a straight line, aiming at a fixed point on the far bank, slow the line down over the last couple of yards, the line between float and hook will straighten out with the float landing lightly. When the water is fairly calm you can fish ‘on the drop’ and at full depth, but more often than not there will be wind, which in turn produces a tow in the opposite direction to the wind, these conditions may dictate that you need to fish a few inches over depth. A stronger tow may call for the need to reduce some of the shot loading, giving the tip of the float extra buoyancy and doesn’t drag under, to slow down any movement of the bait caused by dragging, it may be necessary to increase the amount of line over depth, so long as the hook bait is not moving to fast, it can be an advantage, as quite often fish will readily take a slow moving bait in preference to a static one. If conditions get rougher, move three or four of the No.8’s down to around two to three feet above the hook, this will help stabilize both the float and the hook bait, all other shot should be pushed up to the bottom of the float, it mean you’ll only be fishing ’on the drop’ over the last two feet or so. This shotting set up can also be used at any time if your hook bait is being intercepted by small fish in the upper layers.
USING AS A SLIDER.
Due to high weight carrying capacity this float is highly suitable for using as slider in deep water, the set up is very simple indeed, there is no need to make it complicated. Place nearly all your bulk shot around 4ft. from the hook, leaving enough for two or three droppers to be spaced out between the bulk shot and the hook. Learn to tie a sliding stop knot and place this on your main line above the float, check your depth using a plummet or large shot. Cast to your chose spot and allow the line to come loosely of your reel, the line should slide through the small eye of the float until the stop knot makes contact with the float, the float will cock and your ready to fish. The sliding stop knot can be moved up the line to fish deeper or down to fish shallower, remember to check your depth at regular intervals.
FISHING IN WIND.
Unfortunately when visiting a fishery you cannot always get the swim you would prefer, leaving you with the choice of fishing a swim with a side wind or even a head wind. It will obviously be harder to fish than with a back wind, but with a little practice you can still have a very rewarding session, When encountering windy conditions, it is best to fish this float with a sunken line. To sink your line quickly, sink the rod top right down the moment the float hits the water, bring the rod tip back to the surface and flick it quickly against the wind direction. This action will sink the remaining line between rod tip and float, sinking your line between float and rod top can have distinct advantages. One day you think you have cracked it, the next it is completely different, variation and experimentation is the key to success.