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    Default Pole Floats, what do you recommend.

    I recently bought a few of the Preston Durafloats range numbers 8 and 9 and at first they were fine with no problems but on a match yesterday i was having problems with them sinking with the right amount of shot on them. Someone has said some floats get air into the joint of the eye causing them to do this, is this right? Im not happy if it is afer paying around 2+ for each float. What floats do you use and recommend lets say for carp on commies up to say a gram that dont let you down.
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    i use the maver black ice range i think there called that lol have not had any truble with them i did use browning floats but i had the same truble sinking after a couple of uses and sometimes just breaking lol

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    i have recently just purchased some duras having being told there super you cant go rong with them if you put clear nail varnish on them makes em alot harder so no scratching or worring about the floats chipping when a fish takes u into a snag
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    forgot to mention ive been using the garbolino floats alot there brill for the money i use the dc 6 and 13
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    get some hard as nails from your missus and give your floats a coat of it

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    For commercial work id go with some Malman Snake 4's and Malman Adams.

    Top notch floats and virtually impossible to break!!

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    the problem with the floats sinking is usually poor quality carbon stems they tend to absorb water

    for a float in the same price range try the KC range Welcome to K.C. Angling's OFFICIAL KC Carpa pole float collection

    they tend to be quite well thought out the force are quite tough along with the roc and margin if you want something thats indestructable then you need to go handmade, ackoo, Malman, wilkie, Le,mo, Hillbilly, john walker etc etc they all offer top quality flaots that go the distance for a little bit more

    You could also buy yourself a tub of bristle grease to neutralise the sinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRG147 View Post
    I recently bought a few of the Preston Durafloats range numbers 8 and 9 and at first they were fine with no problems but on a match yesterday i was having problems with them sinking with the right amount of shot on them. Someone has said some floats get air into the joint of the eye causing them to do this, is this right? Im not happy if it is afer paying around 2+ for each float. What floats do you use and recommend lets say for carp on commies up to say a gram that dont let you down.
    The dura's start leaking where the carbon pushe's into the body,the hole opens up slightly in time.just put some hard as nail's on it.

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    I use Durafloat no 6 for almost all of my fishing these days they cover all conditions, baits and depths, great float.
    If they do start to sink I either put a bit of grease on the tip or take a shot off and replace with a stotz...

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    Asked the wife for her hard as nails and she told me to go buy my own at 5 a bottle... Looks like i will be sneaking into her make up bag when she,s asleep... I can except it if a float breaks but when its still ok and only been used a couple of times you shouldnt have to be removing shot or applying the wifes nail varnish to correct what should have been done when manufactured by these top companys.

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