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First Balsa Floats

Read this group posts and it got me interested in making some personal floats and a few to give to a friend who I tie flies for.  Started o…

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Goose Quill Float 2.0

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…

Started by Keith Ritter

5 Feb 23, 2017
Reply by carl hendrix

How to Use Stem Swivels For Float Making

Started by Damon Toney

8 Jan 3, 2017
Reply by Damon Toney

Varnishing Floats

Started by Damon Toney

11 Jul 16, 2016
Reply by Keith Ritter

Homegrown Reed Floats

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…

Started by Keith Ritter

22 Jul 5, 2016
Reply by carl hendrix

Dowel Wood Bobbers for Casting with A Fly Rod

I'd like to make some bobbers for casting with my fly rod for gills, crappies, etc., panfish. Will dowel wood bobbers work? If so I need t…

Started by Bruce Tomaselli

17 Jun 22, 2016
Reply by carl hendrix

Easy Goose Quill Floats

I picked up some large goose feathers at a local lake that has a resident population of Canada Geese. I have been wanting some to make a qu…

Started by Keith Ritter

18 Mar 5, 2016
Reply by Keith Ritter

Feather Inlay?

How do you inlay feathers and such on your floats?

Started by Damon Toney

1 Feb 12, 2016
Reply by Keith Ritter

Do any of you guys sell the floats you make?

This time of year I don't fish with floats much, but last year people liked buying them as gifts. I was wondering if any of you sold your f…

Started by Damon Toney

16 Dec 1, 2015
Reply by Damon Toney

Handmade Fishing Floats, Parts I & II

Started by Damon Toney

1 Nov 12, 2015
Reply by carl hendrix

Black Bamboo

I got a sample of some new material today. Black Bamboo.

Started by Keith Ritter

27 Mar 5, 2015
Reply by Steve Wilson

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