F1S & SIL­VER­FISH

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

AL­THOUGH the Mick Wilkin­son F1 Slim is a float made for F1 fish­ing, it’s ac­tu­ally far more ver­sa­tile than that, and I use it for sil­ver­fish with cast­ers and mag­gots.

It comes in three sizes – 8x11, 10x11 and 14x11.

Which I choose will de­pen­don the depth of wa­ter I’m fish­ing, but as a guide I’ll use 14x11 for 5ft-6ft, 10x11 for 4ft-5ft and 8x11 for 3ft-4ft.

The float has a very slim body and a short tip and wire stem, both of which help it sit quickly. This is a big ad­van­tage when lift­ing and drop­ping all the time.

I fish it on a light main­line, in this case 0.13mm Guru N-Gauge. Hook­length is 4ins of 0.10mm fluoro­car­bon, while hook choice de­pends on the bait I’m fish­ing.

For F1s with mag­gots it will be a Guru F1 Mag­got in an 18. Shot­ting pat­tern is a strung bulk of No11s with the bot­tom shot 4ins from the hook and the rest of the drop­pers spaced at 1ins in­ter­vals above this.

0.13mm GURU N-GAUGE SIZE 18 GURU F1 MAG­GOT STRUNG BULK OF No11s

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