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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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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 Jeffrey D. Abney on March 18, 2014 at 2:19pm

I love to see the creations.......Although I don't make any myself I want to be able to comment on the ones that are posted here........

Comment by Lord of the Fly , Rods on March 18, 2014 at 5:03am

With all this talk about paint jobs on floats,it came to me that we could personalize our floats just like crests on arrows, that's what we are doing anyway, I like the coral snake colors . LOFR

 

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