8 best floats

Overview of the best floats for different ways of fishing
Author: Sergey Shchetko

There are many ways of fishing, but float gear brings maximum pleasure to the angler. Looking at the swinging float, you can forget about the problems and plunge into the world of dreams. But as soon as he goes under the water or to the side, the angler leaves the stupor, and with anxiety makes a sweep.

All floats can be classified, starting from the method of fishing.

  • good old max continues to enjoy deserved demand from anglers. Shorts require a light and sensitive float. It can be in the form of an antenna or be equipped with a narrow body. Load capacity of such models rarely exceeds 5 g.
  • To make long cast snap allows match fishing rod. The main element of the gear is a heavy float with a lifting capacity of up to 20 g.
  • Fishing on the course gives the angler a lot of inconvenience. But if you choose a special float for the Bologna fishing rod, not a single bite will go unnoticed.
  • Masters plug use supersensitive and very light floats. The load capacity of these models starts from 0.3 g.
  • For fishing in winter from under the ice, anglers use compact gear. And to see the cautious bite of passive fish, the rod is equipped with a small float that will float in the hole.

In our review floats are presented, which are used for different fishing methods. The ranking of the best floats is based on reviews of sportsmen and experienced lovers of float fishing.

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
The best marker float1Float Expert marker "204-52"9.9 / 101 200
The best float for the fly fishing rod1Float Maver Five9.9 / 10210
Best Match Float1A set of floats match Olympus "Genova"9.9 / 101 740
The best float for plug gear1Colmic Specicarp Float9.9 / 10170
The best float for bologna fishing rods1Colmic Boga Float9.9 / 10115
The best float for ice fishing1Winter float cast №3-№69.9 / 10290
The best float for live stock1JB float live9.9 / 1050
The best float for night fishing1Sliding float for fishing with Mikado firefly9.9 / 10100

The best marker float

Float Expert marker "204-52"
1,200 (2 pieces)

In order to thoroughly examine the bottom relief in the selected sector of the reservoir, tackle with the Expert float Expert "204-52" will be suitable. There are two floats in the kit, which differ in the color of the antenna. Depending on the weather, a yellow or red marker will be clearly visible. The model is narrow, cylindrical in shape, which improves the flight characteristics of the marker. To explore the bottom at a short distance, choose a float 22.5 cm long and weighing 20 g. To study the bottom relief far from the coast with great depth and undercurrent, a float 26.5 cm long and weighing 40 g is best. Floats are made of balsa and plastic, and the role of weighting is played by brass.

Main advantages:
  • minimum error;
  • bright antenna;
  • excellent flight range.
Minuses:
  • high price.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
When carried away by the feeder, faced with the need to measure the depths. I got Expert marker "204-52" marker floats weighing 30 g. I immediately began to find promising edges and dumps, which had a positive effect on catches.

The best float for the fly fishing rod

Float Maver Five
210

For fishing at close distance from the shore, a fly pole is used. To equip her best floats Maver Five. In calm, light models with a load capacity of 1 g work perfectly. In case of strong winds, it is better to use a float with a load capacity of 3 g. A bite alarm device consists of three parts. The body of an elongated drop-shaped form is made of balsa. The bright antenna is made of fiberglass. And as the material for the manufacture of the keel is selected steel. The Maver Five floats are designed to lower roach, crucian carp, carp, or bream in standing water or on slow-flowing rivers.

Main advantages:
  • stability on the surface of the water;
  • high sensitivity;
  • quality coverage.
Minuses:
  • body cracks.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Most of all I get pleasure from fly fishing. When the float of the Maver Five, slightly rocking, goes to the side or under the water, the heart stops. Very sensitive models, it is only important to properly load them.

Best Match Float

A set of floats match Olympus "Genova"
1,740 (3 pieces)

To make a long casting snap allow match floats Olympus "Genova". The kit includes three floats and a telescopic tube made of durable plastic. The body of the float is made in the form of elongated olives. The model is surrounded by brass washers that can be removed by adjusting the snap-in under any conditions of the reservoir. The Olympus "Genova" match float allows you to use quite voluminous baits with a large mass for snuffing. The model is suitable for match fishing in stagnant water, and for fishing in wiring on slow-flowing rivers. Loading capacity of floats of this series fluctuates from 4 to 14 g.

Main advantages:
  • possibility of changing the load;
  • the presence of a tube;
  • excellent flight characteristics.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I use Olympus Genova match floats for the second season already. I especially liked the possibility of adjusting the load. During the fishing, you can choose the optimal weight, starting from the force of the wind and the height of the waves. In the tube the floats are reliably protected from damage.

The best float for plug gear

Colmic Specicarp Float
170

The float Colmic Specicarp is designed for sport fishing in still water. This model is especially popular with plug lovers who hunt for carp. The balsa body has a through hole. The antenna is also made of balsa, its thickness is 7 mm. The material for the manufacture of a short keel with a diameter of 1.2 mm was fiberglass. Under different conditions of fishing, models with a carrying capacity of 0.3 g, 0.5 g, 0.75 g, 1 g have been created. Thanks to the Colmic Specicarp floats, you can use volume baits for fishing.

Main advantages:
  • high sensitivity;
  • bright color antenna;
  • stability on the wave.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
In my rich collection of plug floats there was a place for the Colmic Specicarp. Usually I use these models when fishing for carp on platnik. The lightest touches of the bait with fish are visible, which allows you to prepare for timely hooking up.

The best float for bologna fishing rods

Colmic Boga Float
115

For fishing on rivers with slow and medium currents, the Colmic Boga float is perfect. The body of the model has the form of a reverse drop. It is made from light balsa. Thick bright plastic antenna is visible to the angler at a great distance. To increase the stability of the current is a long steel keel. Choose the best float under the conditions of the river is quite simple. In the Colmic Boga series there are floats with a loading capacity from 1 to 10 g with a discreteness of 1 g. All details of the float are protected by a durable lacquer coating.

Main advantages:
  • flow stability;
  • excellent sensitivity;
  • quality coverage.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
He began to learn the Bologna fishing rod, he completed it with the Colmic Boga float. He took several models with a carrying capacity of 3, 5, 10 g. The first successes are already there, an ide weighing 1.1 kg was caught.

The best float for ice fishing

Winter float cast №3-№6
290 (20 pcs.)

For catching cautious and inactive fish in the winter with ice, the best float is winter cast No. 3-No. 6. It has the highest sensitivity. The float is small. The model number 6 length 22 mm, diameter 11 mm. Model number 3 has a length of 27 mm and a diameter of 16 mm. Due to the streamlined shape of the body, each touch of the fish to the bait leads to the movement of the float. Model number 3 is suitable for catching bream at a depth, and the float number 6 is better to install on the bait for fishing roach. To get rid of the ice, the float can be easily removed and warmed up.

Main advantages:
  • high sensitivity;
  • ease of maintenance;
  • versatility.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I got floats cast number 6 for fishing roach. In the deaf, when a fish is passive, it always helps me out. The most cautious bite is visible, therefore I rarely come late with a sweep.

The best float for live stock

JB float live
50

For catching predatory fish on live bait, JB live fish float is suitable. In the model range there are poklevki signaling devices with different lengths in the range of 24-28 cm. Depending on the size of the live beetle and its activity, the load capacity of the model should be from 15 to 35 g. part of the body. This allows you to see the float at a great distance from the shore or boat. The model can be used both with a fixed mount and in a sliding version.

Main advantages:
  • bright color of the antenna and upper body;
  • wide load capacity range;
  • universality of fastening.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Since spring, I begin to catch pike on live bait. The JB float proved to be excellent. I pick up the load capacity to the size of a crucian or roach. Reliable and durable model. I recommend to everyone.

The best float for night fishing

Sliding float for fishing with Mikado firefly
100

Night fishing will bring many pleasant and romantic moments, if you equip the fishing rod with a sliding float with firefly Mikado. Depending on the casting distance and the power of the flow, you can choose a model with a carrying capacity of 3-20 g. The body of the float is elongated, the material for manufacturing has become balsa. The antenna glows brightly in the night, so it's impossible to miss the bite. The model can be used for catching peaceful species of fish and predator. The float can be mounted motionless on a fishing line or make a sliding snap.

Main advantages:
  • glows well in the dark;
  • universality of use;
  • quality coverage.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Night fishing is fantastic. With a Mikado float equipped with a firefly, fishing is so romantic that you forget about everything. When the luminous spot disappears, you need to immediately cut.

In addition to the usual floats to equip fishing rods, there are models that can significantly increase the catch. They are also useful to have in the fishing box.

  • Marker float Popular among domestic anglers due to carp fishing. The task of the marker rod is to study the bottom relief, find a promising point for feeding and subsequent fishing. When an interesting drop in depth is found, the marker is left in this place, becoming a point for aiming.
  • Many fishermen get a lot of pleasant emotions from night fishing. To spend time not only romantic, but also with benefits, you should equip the bait. luminous float. The firefly becomes a bright antenna, which is perfectly visible in the dark.
  • Most large floats can be seen on live bait. When a predator ignores spinning baits, it is time to catch fish. The float should keep the small fish in a certain part of the reservoir and be well visible to the angler.

To choose the best float for your gear, decide on the method of fishing. Sometimes on the pond you have to make changes to the equipment. Therefore, in the set there should be different models that will allow you to successfully fish at different depths and distances. With proper ozruzke miss the moment of sweeping will be difficult.

Successes on fishing!

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