TIP 7 –
USE THE RIGHT FLOAT TIP
BRIGHT, autumn days can be a nightmare for seeing a pole float tip. If you have a solid far bank or a big expanse of open water, it’s not so bad, but when you have a mix of light and dark sections of water it can be a problem. Pick your spot carefully, and also bear in mind whether the sun is likely to move round into your eyeline. In this instance, or in white, open water, a black float tip is best.
Red and yellow bristles are better when the sun is behind you or to the side. Hollow plastic bristles will pick up light much better and are miles easier to see than anything else, but they are not as sensitive as other types of float tip.
A marker pen allows you to change the float tip colour.