Pencil Float is one of the most sensitive bobbers you can use. Slightly larger 7″ pencil float is suited for casting to crappies, trout, perch, bluegill, walleye, bass with these floats from the Gapen co. will offer your fishing a bite detection and performance you need to catch a lot of fish. Suited for spinning gear and short-to-medium casts, these pencil floats offer the quality and precision that LiveBaitFishingTackle’s site demands.
Featuring the old-school graduated ring yellow and black paint job, this float is built to offer you a very flexible fishing solution for using small minnows, wax worm, leech, spike, particle baits or artificial baits when you require sensitive bite detection. Fantastic for shallow water, cold-front / cold water live bait fishing, these floats can be shotted down to the tip for grub baits or you can line up the stripes in the yellow to fish larger swimming live bait such as larger leech or small minnows. This deluxe approach to painting the float offers you the angler the ability to switch from redworm to waxwork, to minnow without changing floats or shot.
Pencil Float – Balsa Sensitive Bobber Casting Float Made by Gapen co.
As always- when fishing our floats, be sure to use a quality split shot such as Anchor or Super Duex brands which properly sink the float. For optimum performance, with your baited hook, no more than 1/2 inch of the float should be above water. Slightly less shot and more float tip needed above water for swimming baits so they don’t swim it under.
The pencil float comes in both 7″ and also the 5″ pencil float (our most sensitive float!). Use one for still days and you can quickly switch to the larger float if the wind kicks up. You can also use the larger version to support a larger bait. Switch the smaller float for smaller baits and wax worms, spikes, small baits.
If you have never used the new Slip-N-Lock, you can fish this float both slip-bobber style or lock it in place on your line just by moving the slider at the base of your floats. This also is a fantastic feature allowing you to switch float sizes should you need more casting or the wind kicks up where you need a bigger float on the water.
Constructed with South American balsa wood, a SPECIAL SLIP-N-LOCK line-attaching device, and a through-glass stem, Gapen’s floats are the strongest, most sensitive balsa floats on the market today. This is Gapen’s Hungarian import. We do so because they are the WORLD’S FINEST in quality and performance. Constructed of South American balsa wood, quality epoxy paint and finished with premium clear varnish. Slip-N-Lock fishing floats are fitted with newly-patented snaplock attach/release devices. Fluorescent red float tips, set high above float, create easy visual contact for the angler who works live bait such as chubs, fatheads, sucker minnows, shad, worms, crickets and dead bait, for species such as bluegill, crappie, bass, walleye, catfish and big game species.