Q In what situation is it best to fish a slider float? MARK HAYCOCK, LANCASHIRE
A slider float should be used if you want to fish a waggler in water more than 10ft deep. It can also be used to great effect on shallower lakes if they are badly affected by tow. The technique involves using a semi-loaded, large, bodied float which once cast out is able to slide up the mainline to a stop knot tied at swim depth. A bulk of shot provides the main weight to pull the mainline through the float’s bottom eye so it slides up the mainline. Once the stop knot is hit, the bulk will register, cocking the float. The dropper shot then enables the hookbait to fall naturally to the lakebed. This enables you to easily fish deep waters with the sensitivity, flexibility and added enjoyment of being able to watch a float.