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bubble floated sandeel

Discussion in 'Freshwater & Saltwater Lure Fishing.' started by andy brown, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. andy brown

    andy brown Member

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    Hi everyone I tried this method quite a lot last season with some success fish up to 6lb ( saves on tackle down the Gower rock marks) . I was just wondering what are you're preferred sand eels for this method I have been using the pearl red gills 4" which seem to be fine.
     
  2. Knobby

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    I use white delta eels, normally the four inch ones, or sometimes the smaller ones around 2" if mackerel and gars are around as the bigger eels aren't always so good for those. Never tried any other colour, everyone just uses white around here. Can be a killer method if fish are feeding on the surface or on shallow rocky marks. Got to watch out for the seagulls though, doesn't impress the holiday makers when you drag one of those in!
     
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    do ye cast theser out and let um just float around or use the float to spin at a certain depth ??
     
  4. Where's Wally

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    I have to say that there are far more exciting methods than a bubble float. Bombarda and Caro, these are available in both sinking and my favourite version, floating. Stick on a small delta eel, own tied fly or indeed anything you fancy. The two main advantages are range and accurate depth over a shallow reef or kelp bed. The trick is to allow the chop on the surface to move your lure but not allow the waves to receive too quickly, hence the slim profile of the Bombarda and Caro help in both casting and reduced drag.
    I've tried controller floats, bouncy balls, jif bottles and even floats off a net. All are successful in their own way it's just a matter of trial and error and perseverance to fine tune!
     
  5. ShArK12

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    If you want distance with this method then these work just fine [​IMG]

    Available it two sizes nd dont smash like bubble floats or bombarda`s,

    the pin is to hold the hook while casting.
     
  6. Knobby

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    Yeah, it can be a bit boring, just mechanically casting and slowly retrieving, which is why I don't do it that often. Does work well though in the right circumstances. I've used a bouncy ball too, after getting fed up of shattering bubble floats on exposed rocks, and that worked well. What's the wooden egg-shaped thing? Looks promising and I like the idea of the hook holder.
     
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    And, that is a very tidy fly.
    Did you make that up as well?
     
  8. Matthew b

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    does work well on shallower estuary mouths esp with sand. Doesn't seem to hook many big fish. The bubble causes a little surface disturbance sure that helps.
     
  9. KOKOMO

    KOKOMO YOU TALKING TO ME ?

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    Something similar:

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    Not everyones cup of tea, and this particular one is a little heavy but does mean being able add some burley to attract/keep the fish around.

    Used it particularly when Gar fishing and worked very well.
     
  10. ShArK12

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    Yes its home rolled fly
     
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    I have a couple of yellow and orange popping floats that I bought from the US in my tackle box which I'm hoping to try this summer.
    I'm going to use a red gill, or other sand eel imitation, tied about 3'-4' behind the popper float and retrieve quite quickly so that it acts like a teaser.
    Is this what you all do with bubble floats?
    Many thanks.
     
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    right ive a few questions on the whole thing sorry for hijacking the thread :)
    1)will frozen sandeels just cast out on a bubble float be succesful for bass ?
    2)can you spin frozen sandeel ?
    3)if you can spin um how ?
     
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    Yes you can fish frozen sandeel on a bubble float,give it a go,ive caught bass on the float:thumbs:
     
  14. Where's Wally

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    Yes that's a thing of beauty! I've been meaning to try making these for myself, not sure what timber to use, any ideas?
    David
     
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    Were could I perches these floats I'd like to try this method on my local beach with sandeel cheers
     
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    love the look of that sharky12, the pin looks genius keep that 5' of line castable, youve given me a few things to think about over the winter.... cheers
     
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    5 ft nah there 12ft on there with the pin you can have a long hook length nd it still cast a long way ,

    you can buy them from me as i make them.
     
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    From Me..........
     
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    The new ones i make are better than that , the benefit of the wood version is they Dont bust even if you hit cliff faces.
     
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    Are you still making these?
     

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