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DIY Float making kits Summary

Kit contains
Carry case with compartments for bits and bobs
5x 2-3mm sarkanda stems (30cm)
5x 5-6mm sarkanda stems (30cm)
10x stainless steel eyes
20x 3mm cane stems (20cm)
10x assorted balsa & cork bodies (3mm centre hole)
50ml water based lacquer
100m fly tying thread 
Bobbin holder
2x 14ml paint (white undercoat plus your choice of tip colour)
Paint brush
2x Razor blades

Enough to make well over 30 handmade fishing floats. Once you have this basic kit (things like the thread and lacquer are good for several hundreds floats) you can just buy refills of what you need, or if you just want or try different body sizes by clicking here

The perfect way to get more from your fishing.  Nothing is more satisfying than watching a float you made yourself slip away under the surface and striking into a fish!  Making floats on a whole is quite easy, but there are a few things that hold many folk back.  It is not easy to drill the hole through the center of a piece of balsa dowel without the correct tools which few people own and it is not that easy to shape the float bodies without an expensive lathe.  I have produced these kits so you can do not have to worrying about these tricky bits but can still make an incredible variety of river and still water floats.  

Almost everything required to make your very own floats is included in this kit.  The only thing you might need is a small dab of PVA wood glue! 

PLEASE NOTE - the lacquer is water based so clean your brush in water only.  I would recommend standing the brush in a pot of water when not in use to prevent it going hard over time.  Four coats should be plenty on any float. Allow at least 30min between coats. The paints are enamel and need thinners/ turps to clean. Two coats are recommended after an under coat of white first.

WARNING: making floats can be highly addictive and can cause arguments with your significant other as it takes over your life and all of their neat work surfaces! Be warned!
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5 product stars
Billy Lane Avon - Graham Davis - 28/05/2018
Prompt delivery. As described. Excellent finish. Can't wait for 16th June.