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I generally use float stops to make it easy to adjust the depth of a weighted waggler float. When I setup I slide a float stop up the line, then the float adapter, then another float stop.

 

I'm the sort of guy who doesnt like things going to waste so I would prefer to be able to reuse these float stops for another time but I cant work out how to put then back on the "holder". A tackle shop owner once showed my father who then completely forgot once he left the shop. Typical bloke :rolleyes:

 

Can anyone effectively demonstrate how to do this?

 

Just for clarification I am talking about the float stops that are supplied on a plastic ring which has 3 or 4 strands of looped wire or line attached to it. Each of these strands has several float stops on it. You pass your mainline through a loop and thread the float stop onto the mainline.

 

How do you get it back home again?

 

This has actually been bugging the crap out of me for ages :huh:

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once you have everything off your line (shot, float, hooks) i tied that main line to the little loops on the dicpencer then just pull the stop bead right off it and on to where i took it from.

 

it took me like 10 minutes of deep thought to figure that one out and its so silly you will probably hit yourself

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see attached file to this post.

 

once you have everything off your line (shot, float, hooks) i tied that main line to the little loops on the dicpencer then just pull the stop bead right off it and on to where i took it from.

 

it took me like 10 minutes of deep thought to figure that one out and its so silly you will probably hit yourself

 

 

use a strand off fine wire in place off line

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see attached file to this post.

 

once you have everything off your line (shot, float, hooks) i tied that main line to the little loops on the dicpencer then just pull the stop bead right off it and on to where i took it from.

 

it took me like 10 minutes of deep thought to figure that one out and its so silly you will probably hit yourself

 

Oh yeah! :rolleyes: Thanks Andy. I never re-use them. That's so obvious it hurts...

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If I am runnng short of float stops I use a short needle and just stick the needle carefully through the float stop. Its easy to just put your line into the needles eye when you want to use them again.

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I can't believe people want to save float stops....lol. They cost a quid for 50 or something.

 

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The only time I would save any is if I have forgotten to replenish mine and Im not going to the tackleshop soon. normally I have loads so don't need to re-use any but a small needle makes it easy to re-use them if you need to.

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Does nobody use elastic bands, mono or power gum for float stops anymore? A stop knot is just the same as a uni-knot tied round your mainline. Leave the tags a half inch long so the knot shoots through the rings easier. Trim the tags too neat and the knot can catch on the rings.

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My main use for them is to thread on the mainline a few feet above a (semi-fixed) leger rig, simply to mold tungsten putty around (leadcore substitute). I don't think I've ever used one for float fishing!

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