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fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby andygregg » Mon Nov 06 2017 21:32

bought 3 yesterday and none of them c*ck, stay well away of this s***e

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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Wes12 » Mon Nov 06 2017 22:12

All the fox floats are overpriced s***e, either snap or let water in.

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Postby Jason Skilton » Tue Nov 07 2017 08:00

Make you've own ;-)
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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Cod » Tue Nov 07 2017 18:59

I enjoy using different pike floats, I have tried fox ones in the past, unfortunately the packaging is better than the product.

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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Bigkev » Mon Nov 13 2017 20:10

Jason Skilton wrote:
Make you've own ;-)
Don’t like loaded floats , an unloaded float is a more sensitive bite detector , set up correctly on a floatleger setup my homemade pencil deadbait floats will tilt over and lay flat , just like a tench lift bite, loaded floats are a recipe for a deep hooked pike , crap !

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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Bigkev » Mon Nov 13 2017 20:18

Jason Skilton wrote:
Make you've own ;-)
Never a truer word spoken !

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Postby Bob Watson » Mon Nov 13 2017 23:54

I like the compressed polystyrene sea floats, buoyant as a balloon and cheap enough.

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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby piker60 » Thu Nov 16 2017 22:30

andygregg wrote:
bought 3 yesterday and none of them c*ck, stay well away of this s***e
Fox floats. Straight out of the packet... straight into the bin. Got the T shirt. Lesson learned. Never again.
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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Woolley bully » Fri Nov 17 2017 10:44

stay away from the hi-vis dart floats too from fox ! I had some and all off them broke on the first good cast and the flight snapped off , in the end I glued a tube in the body of the float and made it into a sliding float
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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby norleveller » Tue Dec 05 2017 00:34

why anyone wants to buy all those plastic s***e floats is beyond me have used the high density sea floats for years they go on and on and are virtually indestructable,foam floats are also good fox products always look good in the packaging but the practical use of them is s**t

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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Mercman » Tue Dec 05 2017 11:32

Where can you buy round balsa wood of the right size to make your own floats, or do you have to buy square and shave it?
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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby MarkBerrisford » Tue Dec 05 2017 12:05

Mercman wrote:
Where can you buy round balsa wood of the right size to make your own floats, or do you have to buy square and shave it?
Model shops normally have a good selection or you can get it off ebay
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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Duncan Holmes » Tue Dec 05 2017 19:00

Mercman wrote:
Where can you buy round balsa wood of the right size to make your own floats, or do you have to buy square and shave it?
Model shops, eBay, Amazon
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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Mercman » Tue Dec 05 2017 22:21

Cheers... :thumbs:
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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Mike J » Wed Dec 06 2017 02:26

Im still using the hole through polystyrene sea floats exactly the same as Bob.
Had many of them for decades, since the '80's atleast, still work and catch fish.
Even lost one in a weirpool due to a big fish running around a rock and found it below the weir the following spring, coat of paint and it was good to go.
Ive found around 20 in the last 8years and hardly any of them are worth using or keeping (even if I knew what their uses actually were)!


Forgot to add;
I glue a small bead into the top of the tube, completely eliminates all that mucking about with beads, forever!

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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Bob Watson » Wed Dec 06 2017 10:21

I checked out the price of balsa on ebay :cry:

By the time you add paint and epoxy or varnish and take the time to make them, drill them, etc

I'll stick with my cheap sea floats.

I know it's nice to catch on tackle you've made yourself, I can understand it with lures but a float's a float to me!

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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Mercman » Wed Dec 06 2017 11:54

Bob Watson wrote:
I checked out the price of balsa on ebay :cry:

By the time you add paint and epoxy or varnish and take the time to make them, drill them, etc

I'll stick with my cheap sea floats.

I know it's nice to catch on tackle you've made yourself, I can understand it with lures but a float's a float to me!
Agreed Bob, just bought some thanks for the link. Can't be bothered with making them....changed my mind.
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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby Mike J » Wed Dec 06 2017 13:57

Dont win any binus points for style but the low cost option to balsa is to use the thick part from the stems of Reed Mace aka Bull Rushes.

Takes a season to dry them out but a coat of varnish or similar and they last forever, unless you step on them!

I use them as a disposable no snag option when fishing near submerged trees and other debris, just attach top and bottom with elastic bands, to make them more visible just shove a feather under the top band.
No fashionista but damned effective.

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Re: fox loaded deadbait floats xl

Postby davelumb » Wed Dec 06 2017 14:38

Dont win any binus points for style but the low cost option to balsa is to use the thick part from the stems of Reed Mace aka Bull Rushes.
Gord Burton has pike floats made from elder stems!


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