Thursday, 19 February 2015

Handmade Dome Tip Stick Floats


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Mission Accomplished!! And now for a 30!! Dad's Fenland 28.01 Pike

I said it wouldn't take long but i didn't expect he would do it in such spectacular fashion!!

Well Done Dad!!! 



Friday, 6 February 2015

The Hunt For A Fenland 20lb'er Continues!


The Hunt For A Fenland 20lb'er Continues!

Recently retired, my old Pops has been putting his new found freedom from the daily grind to good use by pike fishing on the Fen Drains. He's putting in the hours and after a series of blanks throughout the recent cold snap he's just been rewarded with this blinder caught this very morning.
I received the call about 10am from a flustered Dad explaining i had to come and photograph a 20lb'er!! I grabbed the camera and was on the bank with him in five minutes to confirm the weight at 19.2! Making it his second biggest pike ever!
Big Smiles all round but after a catalogue of mid to high doubles we are still hunting that illusive Fen 20! With Dad on the bank 4 to 5 days per week i,m guessing it wont take long before he's blessed with the prize.
As you can imagine, Dad is a strong advocate of my floats and favours my Gazette pike bobs! Keep flying the flag Dad!! Surely that 20 is just around the corner!!


Monday, 2 February 2015

The Fenland Thirties Pike Bobs

Some months ago Denis Moules asked me to repair some of his old pike floats that had started to decay after years of fishing the Fen Drains. Although they were no longer any good to fish with Denis said he was loathed to bin them because the once readily available cork floats he preferred using had becoming very difficult to acquire in recent years. 

Once the floats were ready Denis mentioned he was writing the second edition of The Fenland Thirties so i immediately got to work on the lathe and made up a pair of his favourite pike bobs bearing the name of the new book. He was so pleased with them it was suggested i make a ltd edition of 10 for lucky customers to buy. 

If anyone is keen and would like to take one be sure to give me an email or call quickly! 4 of them are already spoken for and i will probably keep one for myself too. 

As can be seen from the dimpled finish they are made fully from cork and remain faithful to the same shape and design as Denis's original floats. Numbered 1 to 10 they will make a fabulous addition to any float collection or to use on the Fen Drains. Who knows, perhaps you will land a Fenland Thirty of your own!!











Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Handmade Andrew Field Lure Of The Float Leather and Canvas Float tubes

Handmade Leather and Canvas Float tubes.

Here's my latest efforts from the workshop. I have had these new float tubes planned for a long time but simply haven't had time to get them made.  They are made from an anodised aluminium tube covered with a high grade canvas and fitted either end with embossed leather caps.  

At the moment this is the only one but i should have some others to offer soon.

I am over the moon with them! Lovely!!






If you would like me to make you a float, tube or bag feel free to get in touch!

www.lureofthefloat.co.uk
Email andy@lureofthefloat.co.uk
Phone 01354 651917
Mobile 07899996190

Monday, 25 August 2014

Handmade Kingfisher and Jay Feather Cork and Fluted Balsa Pike Floats

Handmade Kingfisher and Jay Feather Cork & Fluted Balsa Pike Floats

These are some of my favourites!! These ones have it all, cork bodies, quill tips and split cane stems.  They always look splendid!! 

They're gonna be very difficult to let go!

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If you would like me to make you a float or two feel free to get in touch!

andy@lureofthefloat.co.uk
01354 651917

07899996190