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Straight Insert Balsa Waggler

  • Straight Insert Balsa Waggler

Straight Insert Balsa Waggler

Brand:Premier Floats & Tackle
Product Code:794
Availability:In Stock
  • £1.55
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Premier Straight Insert Balsa Waggler.

Being made from specially selected and graded balsa wood, this float is a super alternative to the peacock floats of old. An Insert Waggler float is at home on rivers or in lakes and offers the angler a multitude of shooting patterns.

The tip, whilst still being visible, is fine enough to show the shyest of bites and is superb for fishing ‘on the drop’.

The floats are finished in matt black and feature a hi-vis top.

Sizes: 5BB, 3AAA, 4AAA, 5AAA.

Waggler fishing has its roots firmly embedded in the history of angling, but it is probably still the most popular form of fishing today. Whether young or old, tiddler snatcher or specimen angler. The insert waggler has a place in your tackle box. The insert waggler is a bottom end only float , meaning that most of the shot is placed around the base of the float and is best fished at depths between 10ft.The insert is a fine tip embedded in the top, which if shotted correctly will show the shyest of bites. The insert waggler is normally used in stillwaters, drains, canals, or very slow rivers, if the water has any appreciable flow or tow, the sensitive tip will dip at the slightest touch from weed or the bottom. Insert wagglers are constructed from a variety of materials, as well as varying lengths and shot carrying capacity. The choice is yours , basically they all do the same job. The float is extremely versatile in that it can be fished up in the water, on the drop, also close in or at distance. It can be used with almost any bait you can think of.


A rod of 12ft. Or 13ft. With a flexible tip action is ideal, it will aid casting and pick up line quickly when striking. Main lines should be from 3 to 5lbs., depending on size of float and species of fish being targeted, heavier lines may well inhibit easy casting.


On the main line thread a silicone float adaptor along with two or three inches of very fine silicone tubing, place your bulk shot onto this tubing and either side of the adaptor, with most of the bulk below. The tubing will protect your main line from shot damage, it will also make altering the depth much easier. If the float of your choice does not carry enough shot to lock the float and put down the line, then use silicone float stops, putting one above the float and two below. Plumb the depth so that you have ½ inch of float tip showing, less would be better, it depends on what you are comfortable with, do this without too much bulk shot on the line as setting the float depth will be more positive. To get the best from these floats place around 5 No. 8 on the line, depending on size of float used. If you spread these shot out ‘shirt button’ style this will give you a steady fall of the bait throughout the whole depth. If you require a slower fall then space the shot further apart and push any shot not required up to the bulk at the bottom of the float. On the other hand if you want a faster fall through the water, then place the shot closer together and move them down the line. Don’t forget to have dropper shot 4to 9 inches from the hook, this can be a No 8,9 or 10 shot, the closer the dropper is to the hook the more positive the bite. With a bit of practice you can learn to read the dropping of the insert, any variation may well be a bite.


Most species of fish like rudd, roach, chubb, ide, carp and even tench will quite readily take a bait that is dropping through the water. Feeding is probably the most important aspect in obtaining a good bag of fish, feeding little and often and accurately is the key, it keeps the fish in the swim and hunting for your bait. Chucking in great handfuls and leaving for an hour or so is really bad practice. Loose feeding by hand or catapult is fine, providing that you can reach the target area with ease, if using ground bait ensure it is mixed to a constituency that breaks up on or soon after impact, both will fall slowly and enticingly, attracting the fish. Fishing the insert waggler is easier in calm or with the wind coming from behind, more often than not there will be some wind, which may cause tow, in these conditions you may need to reduce the shot and fish a few inches over depth. If the flow is to strong and the tip keeps dipping under, then change to a straight waggler which has more buoyancy in the tip.

Tags: Straight, Insert, Balsa, Waggler