AF-7 Rigging Instructions: Rigging fixed floats is quick and easy. Simply thread your line through the tubing, the float, then the tubing again. We do not thread the brass rings onto the line. The reason for this is we can adjust the sensitivity of the float, depending on the water we are fishing, without cutting the rigging apart. Keep in mind the flame tubing should be threaded so it ends up on top of the float. Now insert the top of the float into the flame tube then insert the bottom of the float into the black tubing. A little water will help the tubing slide onto the float stem.
A customer contacted us via email the other day wanting to know the best way to lake fish for rainbows and brookies using our trout traps?
Response: The best way to lake fish with the trout traps is to pair it with a bobber. From the bobber to the trout trap you want to have about a 5 foot leader—it depends on how deep the lake is you are fishing.
To learn more about Trout Traps, please visit our About Trout Traps page.
We were recently contacted by Grey, a fisherman out of Oregon. He had a couple of questions about our floats and what weight he should be using. He writes:
Brand new to float fishing steelhead/ salmon; using 1/8 and/or 1/4 oz. jigs; 12 to 17 lb. test w/ 8 or 10 lb leader w/ up to 3/8 sinker. Bank fish on the upper Rogue in Oregon.
1. Which float would you advise ? AF2 or AF3 ?
2. What float weight ?
Grey, You might want to think about lighten up your main line to 10-12lb test…
Deeper runs – you will want to use AF3…
We are always happy to answer questions about our products. We love to talk fishing! Call us at 360-718-8988 or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Aero-Float series was recently reviewed in the March issue of Salmon Trout Steelheader. Please check out the Pro Reports article for a great rundown of our floats and available accessories.
We will be posting a video series on float fishing soon. Check back soon for updates.