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Float Makers Bench

From cork to quills this group is here to exchange ideas for the best results on our homemade floats.

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Latest Activity: May 13, 2022

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Goose Quill Float 2.0 5 Replies

My latest batch of quill floats have less paint to show more of the natural quill colors. I used large copper loops to accommodate fly line. I used a satin finish to reduce glare. They are pictured…Continue

Tags: made, floats, hand, Floats, Quill

Started by Keith Ritter. Last reply by carl hendrix Feb 23, 2017.

How to Use Stem Swivels For Float Making 8 Replies

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Started by Damon Toney. Last reply by Damon Toney Jan 3, 2017.

Varnishing Floats 11 Replies

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Started by Damon Toney. Last reply by Keith Ritter Jul 16, 2016.

Homegrown Reed Floats 22 Replies

I made a few floats from my first crop of ornamental grass/bamboo/reeds I transplanted to my yard summer before last. I painted these but I wish I hadn't, the body material is very slick and the…Continue

Started by Keith Ritter. Last reply by carl hendrix Jul 5, 2016.

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Comment by carl hendrix on September 14, 2014 at 11:36am

GOOD LOOKING FLOATS KEITH!!!!

Comment by Leo Nguyen on September 11, 2014 at 9:07pm

Hi Keith. Made plenty of makeshift floats in the past, from drinking straws, to reeds found at the fishing sites, as well as some homemade designs. I'll try to make some and post them up as I can regain my quiet time away from the crazy kids and wife.

Comment by carl hendrix on September 11, 2014 at 6:11pm

hey Keith  you think that tobacco knife will work cutting those galls for ya!!   hahahahahaha

Comment by Keith Ritter on September 11, 2014 at 5:48pm
Welcome Leo. Have you made any floats yet?
Comment by Suzanne Lazar on May 19, 2014 at 10:40pm

Yeah, I'll ask Keith Ritter about those goldenrod floats. I'd heard about using the grub for bait, now I'd like to see about making a float. Next thing you know, it'll be golden rod fishing rods... :^)

Comment by Suzanne Lazar on May 19, 2014 at 10:39pm

Heh, yeah, Uncle Steve is quite a character...I'd like to check out the one with the flat float. I haven't watched any of his catfishing videos yet.

Interesting method using drinking straws...I wonder if a hollow bamboo stem would work or would they just get waterlogged.

Comment by carl hendrix on May 16, 2014 at 5:01pm

Suzanne;;  keith ritter;; is the one that made those gall floats!!  just ask him -- how to!!  he will gladly tell you im sure!  several of us here make our own floats!!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on May 16, 2014 at 4:10pm
I've seen Uncle Steve - "Hello boys and girls... Of all ages."
I did message him a few times, but found him to be kinda standoffish. But he does offer an experimenters viewpoint.
Comment by Suzanne Lazar on May 16, 2014 at 2:03pm

BTW, came across this group checking to see if anybody else was watching Uncle Steve videos on Youtube. (I find the videos entertaining, and they don't assume that I have no attention span...Although there's no substitute for going fishing, watching these videos is a fair substitute- second-hand fishing!) :^)

Comment by Suzanne Lazar on May 16, 2014 at 1:55pm

The picture for this group is a bunch of floats made out of goldenrod galls, right?

What an idea- I can't wait to try that. 

Is there a how-to already on this forum?

 

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