"Long-Eggs", or Floats for Gossip # OWN TOMATOES

Hello readers PhishingSiba! Preparing now for the annual mountain fishing, I noticed that the stock of flooded floats for long-distance casting, which traditionally equip such a tackle as gossip (emphasis on I), is small. Their expense is, in principle, insignificant, but either friends “overgrown” over the winter, or “rolled up” to … well, I took up the saw and hammer!)

NOTE: “The photo schematically depicts gossip so that the reader immediately understands what, what, and why.

This is such a kind of "garland" fly fishing "fly" connected from a fishing line. It is thrown with the help of the rod with the flow rings and reels. The float, which in this article will be made, is just for casting a snap. It is sometimes called “noodle” or “egg”. The second float (usually small) serves to ensure that the whole structure is on the surface of the water, well, or in the surface layer itself.

So, this gossip is fused in a “straightened” state along the river, in the places of the supposed fish camp. The fish sees the "flies" and – am!) It's simple)

The main fish harvested by gossip on the rivers where I fish is grayling. For his sake, and all the below needlework …) "


Let's start with! As a material for the float, I use such a construction and finishing tool. Or rather, his grip.

The material of this instrument has a very high positive buoyancy. In addition, it is lightweight, durable, affordable and easy to handle.

Cut the handle in portions. In my case, 45-50 mm. This size of the float is perfectly combined with an ogruzka 12-14gr, which in turn is perfectly combined with a rod with which I am going to throw gossip.

NOTE: “Another indisputable advantage of home-made floats is that you can do ogruzka just under your rod. Suppose you have a fishing rod up to 21gr (like mine, for example). It may well be that there will be no “test” floats at all. In the Altai Mountains, they mostly catch gossip with powerful “sticks” (even without quotes), so “heavy-eggs” weighing about 40 grams are used … The photo taken by a friend is there. No one has yet come in handy …

Yes, and the price in the very Altai mountains for gossip and all the elements of equipment … Phew, in a word … Hello, I give this message to Ivan (Predator123)!))) ”

Let's go back to the crafts. Next, I use the stationery cutter to remove the top layer from the blanks. Aki peel with kartokhi). This will simplify further processing. Again, you can advance to slightly reduce the diameter of the blanks to the required.

For the next operation you will need a long (or medium in length) screw without a “cap”.

Outline the center at the end of the workpiece. Screw the (self-tapping) screw into this center, keeping it perpendicular to the end face, leaving a “margin” in the workpiece of 10-15mm. And now, as everyone already guessed – screw in the cartridge of the screwdriver (drill, hammer drill).

We begin turning large sandpaper. Material malleable, handled easily. Give the desired shape (for example, "egg" or "drop").

We smooth (if desired) fine sandpaper. "Eggs" are already similar to themselves. Next, the filling and assembly.


To load the float, I will be ordinary "eared" weight. In this case, 12, 14 and 16gr. The material for the axis – wire for semi-automatic welding. Diameter – 0.8mm.

I bite off one of the “uh” weights and a length of wire 12-15 cm long. Into the other ear I insert a loop made at the end of the wire, which I wrap tightly.

Now back to the floats. In the "lower" part you need to make a groove in which the lead weight will hide. You can work with a knife. I have a mini-drill with a nozzle suitable for this operation, so the whole procedure takes 30 seconds.

Test fitting … Little truck in place. Usually the hole from the screw becomes visible. Through him then pass the axis.

So … Now it is time for aluminum beverage cans. And again, as in my previous article on home-made, you need metal DND cans. Cut out washers from it, similar to the “upper” end of the diameter float. It can be smaller. Make a hole in the center.

It should get about "so here")


I start to collect "balda". I mix two-component epoxy glue (I have EDP-2) and generously coat the entire cavity under the weight, after inserting the axis.

Then I pull the axis with the pliers with the pliers outward, thereby driving the wire with the glue into the float material. Laying glue outside.

Sending blanks for drying. Usually 3-4 hours

And after drying it remains to put the washer on and make another twist, putting its last round on this very washer.

We process twisting files. Everything. The floats are completely ready for use. If there is a desire or Easter Eve, then you can paint). And yes … It's better to check buoyancy before fishing!)))


This float is a highly specialized thing. Its purpose is the delivery and posting of gossip. She copes well with this and has repeatedly brought me excellent catches. The float flies very far and accurately, putting the snap in exactly those rift jets that you see as more promising.

But the gossip itself catches not only on mountain rivers. I know that my acquaintances with this tackle catch an ide from the surface of the Ob river. And on the middle rivers of the NSO, bleak is perfectly caught. So, I recommend to try!)

Thanks for attention!)

Amanda K. Benson

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