How to Rig a Waggler Float
The waggler float can be rigged as a fixed or sliding float. It gives great bite indication when used for fish which swim close to the surface such as mullet.
Waggler Float Rig Components
1 x Waggler float; size depends upon the weight being supported including the bait
AAA split shot; amount of shot will depend upon the size of the float
SSG split shot
1 x small swivel
1 x 600 to 1500mm 5 – 12lb BS clear nylon or fluorocarbon, length depends on depth to be fished
1 x 10 to 1 hook; size of hook will depend upon target species and bait size
The Rig Body
- Tie the hook to one end of the nylon or fluorocarbon line.
- Thread line through the eye at the base of the float.
- Tie on a swivel.
- Place the bulk of the shot either side of the float to trap it in place . This will cock the float quickly for bite indication.
- Place the remainder of the shot between the float and the hook.
Can also be used as a sliding float by threading directly on the main line and securing with a stop knot above the float at the required depth. The shot should all be placed below the float so that it runs free.
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