They are also dead simple to adjust and pass easily through the rod rings. A rubber band is OK if you're shallow but if you are so deep that the rubber band is on the reel, the line catches on it during a cast.The best way of stopping the float is to use a rubber stopper bead instead of a stop knot....they are really cheap and easy to use...otherwise FiFer's set up is perfect. P.s have you tried float fishing with a spinner as bait.....bit unusual but can be deadly
I have tried a Dexter Wedge under a float, the mackies love it. Going to try a baited one for bass soon.