Monday, 25 August 2014

Handmade Kingfisher and Jay Feather Cork and Fluted Balsa Pike Floats

Handmade Kingfisher and Jay Feather Cork & Fluted Balsa Pike Floats

These are some of my favourites!! These ones have it all, cork bodies, quill tips and split cane stems.  They always look splendid!! 

They're gonna be very difficult to post!

Enjoy the Images!!











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

andy@lureofthefloat.co.uk
01354 651917
07899996190

Sunday, 10 August 2014

handmade Balsa Insert Waggler Floats

Handmade Balsa Insert Waggler Floats

These are my default float for much of my stillwater fishing. As with all my floats they are tough and durable with a number of uses whether you are casting long distance or fishing at your feet the insert waggler can be made in almost any size to suit your requirements. 


The standard float is made with a feather inlayed balsa body with a cane stem and tip although there's an option for porcupine or goose quill stems and reed for tips to maintain the buoyancy throughout the whole float.













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


andy@lureofthefloat.co.uk
01354 651917
07899996190

Handmade Balsa and Cork Quill Stem Avon Floats

Handmade Balsa and Cork Quill Stem Avon Floats


Cork or balsa? I can never make up my mind!! I suppose cork carries a little more weight which can help with casting but one seems to be no less buoyant than the other so there's no real difference on that front. Depending on the feather pattern cork can look better but balsa can offer a fabulous contrast with the feathers! I suppose its personal preference but if you are anything like me its a tough one to call. 


I am quite different to other makers and enjoy using lots of colour. I love the vibrancy of the bright paints, threads and feather colours. I can make them in more muted browns and blacks which also look lovely but if i am honest i am rarely asked to to do so. The Avon float is the mainstay of most river anglers and a range of sizes will cover you for most of your river angling. I can make them in just about any size from tiny to big enough to trot a monster dead-bait!! I can cut flutes in them or make them on porcupine, cane, greenheart or split cane stems with a range of tip colours! Whatever floats yer boat!! You name it i can make it so don't be afraid to ask!! Enjoy the pics!!













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


andy@lureofthefloat.co.uk
01354 651917
07899996190