A brand new range of pole floats designed and developed with five times world champion, Alan Scothorne.
The range consists of six sizes ranging from 0.1gms to 0.6gms. They have thickened 0.6mm spring stainless wire stems which act as a keel for improved stability compared to carbon or glass. The stem is bonded half way into the bulbous body to improve float balance and behaviour without adding unnecessary weight and detracting from buoyancy.
Alan has been using these models extensively and is happy that the larger diameter stems can withstand plenty of abuse from catching big carp. These floats are remarkably concentric, with little or no misalignment of stem and tips to body.
They are manufactured with a new style stainless steel wire eye mounted right at the base of the tip. This is not a mechanically strong position, but it avoids piercing the paintwork on the float body and the risk of water logging. This style of side eye has become popular but theres an important difference on these AS floats; they are ultra lightweight and the eye is formed with a full circle loop to protect the line. Other models have too many unnecessary coils wrapped around the tip, in bright stainless wire and a simple U shaped loop which can cause line damage. The AS pole float loops are blackened stainless steel to match the body, giving a more distinct demarcation line to the glow tip, so bites are easier to spot.
The bodies are in light grade balsa which is very buoyant compared to foam, so the floats are significantly smaller. Alan Scothorne was surprised at just how small the 0.4gm floats is compared to other foam-bodied models in 4gm. The AS balsa bodies are then coated in a new and extremely tough acrylic paint ensuring a strong, shell like protection.
- 6 sizes from 0.1gms to 0.6gms.
- Hollow, buoyant glow tip.
- Tip diameter: 1.5mm.
- Blackened stainless steel eye.
- Light grade balsa body.
- Thickened 0.6mm spring stainless wire stem.
- Extremely tough acrylic paint finish.
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