Loaded Mini Flyer
Loaded Mini Flyer
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Mini Loaded Flyer.
This partly loaded float has been designed for distance fishing in shallow, smooth flowing rivers where minimum shot on the line is required. This is a particularly good choice of float for presenting a pellet when fishing for Chub.
When fishing a commercial venue where a smaller diameter tip is required this float makes an ideal choice as a pellet waggler. The loading, which features a swivel eye, gives it superb stability for casting, making longer casts more effortless.
The floats are finished in matt black and feature a hi-vis top.
Sizes. 4gr+3BB, 6gr+3BB & 8gr+3BB.
This is a particularly good choice of float for presenting large baits such as pellets to Chub and Barbel, when fishing in shallow smooth flowing rivers usually with a gravel bed. These types of rivers can vary in width, some of them being extremely wide, but they nearly all have one thing in common, they are very clear. The fish will be wary and spook easily if you try to get close, so fishing at distance becomes a must if you want success. The Mini Loaded Flyer, being partially loaded makes for easy distance casting and as the water is shallow it allows for minimum shot on the line. Fishing the float in fast powerful rivers can be a daunting prospect for many anglers. It can be hard work. However, if you are prepared to put in the effort they can, and often do, produce large bags of big fish. A powerful 11ft to 12ft long rod with an all through action and a test curve of 1-2lb is the tool for the job. You’ll be surprised at how powerful fish are with the addition of a strong current. Main lines are normally 4lb to 8lb, depending on target species.
FISHING THE MINI LOADED FLYER.
As with all trotting floats, the ideal conditions would be an upstream wind, but even in a downstream wind it is still possible to trot using these floats. Putting on a bigger size will allow you to ’mend’ the line without disturbing the float too much, back shotting with two or more No. 8s will also help. You may not be able to fish out so far, but you will still be in control. On venues where the bottom is clean ,you may want to drag a bait along the deck for the bottom feeders to chase. Depending on the flow, setting the rig over depth the float will pull the bait along the bottom, at the same time slowing the bait down. Most times when fishing fast water you will be using groundbait laced with samples of your hook bait, when your feed reaches the bottom it will trundle through the swim at a slower pace than the current above. Therefore, you will need to slow down the speed of the float so that the hook bait is behaving like the feed. This is done by controlling the speed of the line coming off the reel. With a centre pin reel this is easy as the reel will have an adjustable drag, but there are other ways. With a fixed-spool reel you can feather the line with your finger as it leaves the spool, alternatively you can point the rod up stream, trap the line with your finger then follow the float down at the required speed. To go further downstream release the line, move the rod back upstream, trap the line and follow the float down again. There is another really good method that top river anglers use to great effect, called back winding, but to be efficient at it you need to practice quite a lot. The speed the hook bait is going through the swim is the key to success, you need to balance the speed to the amount of shot required to keep the bait down. The more you want to slow the bait down, the nearer the shot needs to be to the hook. You may also need to change to a larger float. A few runs through at different speeds will soon show at what speed the bites are most confident, don’t be lazy, experiment! It only takes a minute to change the float or to add or subtract shot. or to add or subtract shot.