Pole Floats

ALL MY POLE FLOATS ARE AVAILABLE FROM GOOD TACKLE SHOPS THROUGHOUT THE UK. IF YOU DONT HAVE A STOCKIST NEARBY, YOU CAN ORDER THROUGH MY ONLINE SHOP OR VIA MAIL ORDER RETAILERS WHICH ARE LISTED IN THE STOCKISTS PAGE.


Walk into any tackle shop these days and there’s a good chance you will see hundreds of different pole float patterns in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

This can be quite daunting when it comes to selecting the right pattern for a job so when I decided to develop the first part of my new range I spent a lot of time researching today’s most popular patterns. I then spent time talking to and working with a team of carefully selected consultants who spend most of their fishing time on commercial fisheries to find out which patterns they favoured.

Adding my own knowledge to the equation I then set about designing a range of pole floats to cover virtually every situation you are likely to be faced with on commercial fisheries. Once the samples were made I went out independently and with my consultant team to put the floats to the test. Some of the designs were spot on straight away while a few needed a little tweaking to get them perfect.

The end result is a range that I’m very proud of. Not only do they look good, they’re also incredibly strong and functional. And after hauling in hundreds of pounds of fish with them during prototype tests I can promise you that they are spot on for the jobs they are intended to do!

This is just the start of the DH range of pole floats. Many more new patterns will be added soon that will be suitable for all disciplines of pole fishing on still and moving water.

Please click on the images to enlarge the detail.

You can email me at: info@daveharrellangling.com for any further information.

DH1

SIZES: 0.1g, 0.2g, 0.3g

A small and sensitive but very strong pattern, this float is very versatile in its uses and can be used for margin fishing or tight across on canalised commercial fisheries. It’s also an excellent pattern for shallow fishing. Features include a super strong spring eye and glass stem.

DH2

SIZES: 0.2g, 0.4g, 0.6g, 0.8g

This pattern is best used where more delicate presentation is needed. Excellent F1 pattern but equally at home for targeting commercial silvers. Standard wire eye and wire stem.

DH3

SIZES: 0.2g, 0.4g, 0.6g, 0.8g

Strong diamond shape body pattern designed for carp fishing at full depth. The stem goes right through the body into the bristle giving unrivalled strength. Super strong spring eye and glass stem.

DH4

SIZES: 0.2g, 0.4g, 0.6g, 0.8g

The ‘power house’ float of the range! The 1mm solid glass stem passes through the body into a 2mm hollow bristle. Great for fishing big baits such as meat or corn but with the added buoyancy afforded by the big bristle, it’s equally good for fishing ‘deep shallow’. Super strong spring eye and glass stem.

DH5

SIZES: 0.4g, 0.6g, 0.8g, 1.0g

Slim elongated diamond pattern is excellent for deep swims. Long bristle also gets float under any surface skim making it a very stable float in any conditions. Excellent chopped worm float with super strong spring eye and glass stem.

DH6

SIZES: 0.2g, 0.4g, 0.6g

Paste float. Plain simple, extremely strong and does exactly what it’s supposed to! Super strong spring eye and glass stem.

DH7

SIZES: 0.2g, 0.4g, 0.6g

Pellet stick pattern. Excellent for calm water pellet fishing but adaptable to fish any bait in ideal conditions. Super strong spring eye and glass stem.

DH8

SIZES: 0.2g, 0.4g

Simple, no tangle, line through body dibber float. This is the pattern that was used by DH Angling consultant Ian Hughes to amass 212lb at Boldings Pools recently. The catch of 107 F1’s was taken fishing shallow with pellets and Ian used the same float for the whole match!

DH11

SIZES: 0.5g, 0.75g, 1.0g, 1.5g, 2.0g, 3.0g, 4.0g

This is the perfect ‘all round’ pole float for rivers and it can also be used on stillwaters where there is tow.
We recommend No8 shots to be used in the two smaller sizes but olivettes and a few No8 or No10 dropper shot is a better combination for 1g and above. If you need a shorter float than these you can trim the bristle and the stem but for depths from five feet or more they are perfect as they are.

DH12

SIZES: 2.0g, 3.0g, 4.0g, 5.0g, 6.0g

This is a great float for big fish approaches or for fishing ‘long line to hand’ style on some of the bigger British rivers. The bristles are a sensible thickness so that you can see them easily and the hole through the body of the float means you can use quite thick line without the fear of any float body damage.