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Many products have testimonials written by happy anglers under their main listings, but here are a few others I have been sent recently.


"I purchased two loaded wagglers from you a couple of weeks ago. Firstly, as soon as I opened the packaging and cast my eyes over them it took me back to a bygone time of 40 years to my grandad's handmade floats. The floats absolutely ooze class, and the detail and precision is obvious as soon as you see and feel them. They are almost too good to use and would be ideally suited to being framed and placed on a wall to be admired by all. There is a saying in life that I regularly use which is totally appropriate to your floats, namely, "you pay for what you get". I can honestly say that to some people at first glance they may say these are pricey, but in reality, and I can vouch for them and proclaim that they are worth every penny. I have now used both floats on different waters, and in different conditions (calm and in strong winds), and they have performed admirably. Even at distance they are easily visible and the black whipping up the length of the stem highlight the slightest bite indication. What more could you ask for? I will be purchasing two further floats from you as a surprise xmas gift to my my fishing buddy. I cannot wait until I see his face as he opens the wrapping and casts his eyes on them for the first time and also sees his name inscribed on them, priceless! If anyone out there is undecided as to whether they should invest in one or more of your superb floats I thoroughly recommend that they purchase them immediately as they will not for one moment regret doing so".  Paul Foster



Hi Ian,  
I received my floats today and simply had to let you know how delighted I am with them. They are a real work of art and a credit to you.  I shall enjoy using them for the big tench at Blenheim Palace lake next month.Regards and thank you again. - - - - Bob Singleton




“I have known Ian now for about 9 months. It all started with some grayling floats and has been a pleasure ever since. Ian produces functional floats at more than a reasonable price but much more than that he is always open to new and old ideas. I choose to fish  with Cane and pin and many classic floats have been lost over the years to the mass produced and all to often " bling" which has enabled many anglers to become addicted to, hence the price has become absurd. Often I will get a new idea on an old theme e.g. Pelican quills and within hours of my mail he has come back with his ideas and a concept has been born.  Angling needs people like Ian, customer focused, producing quality products at a reasonable price long may it continue.”  Colin Culley



My daughter bought me four of your waggler floats one with inlaid feathers that is for making other anglers green with envy. Since using your floats I have caught all species, from carp in the margins to bream and skimmers.  I don't  Think I'll use anything else.
  
Keith Gill



At 73 years old, a heart condition has stopped me enjoying fly fishing for trout as I once did. These balsa bob floats allow me to trot worms, something I really enjoy doing and I can see these floats clearly out to 100 yards downstream! I have had some wonderful catches using them and landed trout to 4lb, a truly magical river trout. I regularly see bites out to 80 yards - these floats are absolutely superb - they remind me of when I were a lad." Thomas Rowan


“I have been using Ian’s floats for a while now and have almost got to the stage where I will chuck out those awful modern plastic ones. These floats look good, feel good and remind me of times gone by when life was simple which in turn makes my day’s fishing much more pleasurable.” John Page



"I recently bought a personalised oak float box complete with a selection of 16 floats for a good friend's 50th birthday. As I have little fishing knowledge myself I relied on Ian's expert guidance when selecting the floats and I was not disappointed. The floats themselves are superb and ooze quality; as well as being highly functional they are a visual treat. Combined with the high quality oak box this made for an exceptional gift and my friend was absolutely delighted. I would thoroughly recommend these beautifully made products to anyone".
  Alan Copeland



The floats are a great credit to you and I was impressed with the workmanship and finish and I would be happy to endorse your products at any time if you so wish
  - Harry Eaton



Hi Ian, Can I just say thank you for such a marvellous collection of floats. I have never see such high quality workmanship. I feel like a kid at Christmas. Thank you once again. Warmest Regards Mark Stansfield



Great floats yet again Ian... the workmanship thats obviously gone into them is brilliant...My dad was so taken by the wind beaters he wanted some as he is an old school angler.. so the last 3 are now his and ill have these for myself..Thx again..well imp  John P Ratcliffe




Thanks Ian, I received in the post today the six
waggler
floats that I bought from you.  The standard and quality are fantastic....I cannot wait to use these. All good things are worth waiting for so I can be patient. Its not the warmer weather that has shown a rush in orders its your very fine workmanship....Thanks for everything....Warmest Regards



“I have had some absolutely fantastic floats from Ian.  The quality is second to none and Ian provides great customer service and after sales.  I highly recommend (and do recommend on a regular basis) Ian’s floats to anyone who wishes to own quality hand crafted floats.”  
Anthony Wood



 "I now have a new favourite loaded insert waggler. A superb float which is certainly far more robust than modern plastic ones. " Phil Rimmer

 

 
"These crucian mini darts are excellent margin floats and just the right weight for effectively fishing lillies a rod's length out. Clearly shows both delicate Crucian bites as well as lift bites from Crucian and Tench."  Phil Rimmer





"Got some of your windbeater floats a couple of months ago used them a few times and i wasn't disappointed would highly recommend these. going to order some of the smaller ones for my collection"  Stuart Payne