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Experimenting with slip floats...part 2

That's looking more like it:

Determine the length of the "stem" and insert it into the body:

Pressing a glass bead into the stem. I despise the plastic beads used on most slip floats, as the wear too easily and pinch my line.…

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Added by Tony Livingston on December 30, 2012 at 12:27pm — 11 Comments

Experimenting with slip floats.

Since I'm unable to fish,broken heart  I thought I would post a few photos showing what I'm up to with my floats. This first photo shows the materials I'm using: Cans of primer and topcoat, 3/16" rigid aquarium tubing, glass beads from the craft store, some 5/32" hardened drill rod used for a turning mandrel, 1" square balsa blocks, and some split, flat washers and O-rings, used for float weighting.…

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Added by Tony Livingston on December 30, 2012 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

Dr. Livingston's (I presume?) "How the Gill stole Christmas"

You're a fine one, Mr. Gill

You realllllyyy arrrrre the best.

It's a fact that Bass get better press, but still I find them such a pest, Mr Giiiilllll.....

I'll continue to pursue you with both.....passion and zessssst.

 

 

You indulge me, Mr. Gill

with your spirited, frennnnnzied fight.

I like the way you strip off line, when my drag is set just right, Mr. Giiiiillll......

To see my float sink neath' the surface is…

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Added by Tony Livingston on December 21, 2012 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

The twelve days of Christmas....a countdown, BBG style......

"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: A shiny new Pflueger Su-preme"

Added by Tony Livingston on December 13, 2012 at 4:18pm — 16 Comments

More cold water fish....

Got out for 30 minutes before work this morning, and I caught 5 HBG. All good fish, although the cold killed the batteries in my scale, so estimating weight between 1 lb for smaller fish, and around 22 ozs. for largest. Ice jig tipped with spikes, water has risen to 44 degrees, air temp was 30 degrees.…

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Added by Tony Livingston on December 6, 2012 at 8:26am — 15 Comments

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