Friday, 27 November 2015

Field at Farlows

I'm really excited to announce that my floats can now be bought in the capital. For a start many of my customers come from abroad and now if they come to london they can pop into Piccadilly, walk two minutes down to Pall Mall and sample that piscatorial paradise that is Farlows.
I have always loved the fishing history that the company represents but in the modern age the staff are getting more and more helpful and inspiring. Any question about anywhere in the fishing world and there will be an answer in this fantastic shop. And of course the tackle to solve any angling they have my floats of course.

I've looked at retail partners in the past but nowhere else has come close. That mix of tradition and cutting edge modern development is magically unique I guess. Farlows mirror in this way my own float building philosophy by giving anglers a flavour of the past with all the technology of the future.
So please if you are in London, get to Farlows and feel my floats in the flesh. As time goes by you will see this relationship grow. I honestly believe that if you love your old world coarse fishing brought up to date you will find the gear you want at farlows. Field and Farlows. we are going places together.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Handmade PAC Gazette Pike Floats

After recently booking a stand at the forthcoming PAC Convention it was suggested i make some suitable floats to celebrate the event. After a brief chat i was commissioned to make 25 PAC branded Gazette pike floats!

Here's the first of the batch, they are made from a hand turned balsa body fitted with a central stem shaped from a section of vintage greenheart salmon rod. Each float is painted green with a bright red tip then fitted with a neat wire eye and finished with the PAC logo.

These floats are strictly limited to 25 and will be available on the day at the PAC Convention on a first come first served basis so don't be late and miss out!!

If you would like me to make you a float or two feel free to get in touch-

01354 651917

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Hot to Trot!! Looking Forward to a Summer on the Stick Float!

Hot to Trot!! Looking Forward to a Summer on the Stick Float!! 
In anticipation of the river season due to open in a couple of weeks i have made a few stick floats in preparation. There's also a set of chubbers in case i fancy trotting a big chunk of meat!! They are made with balsa bodies with walnut and carbon stems and tipped with red and a yellow band i know these are gonna do the business!! 

This year i will be spending some time on the Trent to try for its barbel, chub and roach. Last season i had the good fortune to fish the river with one of its best, Chris the Pin! Chris is a regular on the river and as the name suggests he's an absolute genius when armed with a float rod, centrepin and stick float.

Watching a stick float angler is always a joy and Chris is no exception. Its not just about letting the float glide downstream, he's constantly ringing the changes, correcting the line, changing the speed of the float, adjusting shot patterns and depth as well as repeatedly trickle feeding bait until the bites start coming! In the right swim the action can come fast and fishing delicate baits like maggot and caster theres a chance of just about any fish.

If you ever have the opportunity to fish with an angler who has mastered the stick float i advise you jump at the chance! You can learn an awful lot in a short space of time and In my view theres no finer way to fish!
Roll on the 16th!! 
If you would like me to make you a float or two feel free to get in touch-
01354 651917

Monday, 4 May 2015

Get Ready For Rudd!! New Lure Of The Float Puddle Chuckers!!

New Self Cocking Puddle Chuckers
After seeing Josh Fishers success with last seasons rudd fishing we put our heads together to make some suitable floats to try out this summer. The plan was to make a self cocking Puddle Chucker style float incorporating quality materials like balsa and quill rather than the regular, soulless plastic floats found in tackle shops.
Heres the first of the results which i have to say i am over the moon with. They are weighted with split shot fixed inside the lower section of quill and the joins are obscured with a neatly whipped balsa body. Obviously they can be painted to your own requirements but we chose to keep these ones largely plain apart from the dip pen ink artwork on the upper section.
Clearly they have various applications but in my view they are perfect for rudd fishing.

If you would like me to make you a float or two either go to my website or feel free to give me a call or e mail.

01354 651917

Friday, 27 March 2015

Time For Tench

With spring in the air my mind is turning towards Tench fishing!

Here's a few images of some recent tench drifters i have made.

If you would like to read more about the Lure Of The Float teams preparations for the coming season go to-

If you would like me to make you a float or two feel free to get in touch-
01354 651917