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Float Rod Rest Setup

Float Fishing Made Easy

For a comfortable and effective day's fishing you'll need to set your rod up correctly. When you are sitting on your chair or seatbox you should be able to easily reach your rod. If you are struggling to reach the rod it is too far away and you will miss bites. For fishing with a float close in you can have your rod pointing at the float. A good start would be straight out in front of you. This makes it easy for you to cast, feed and land fish. Having your rod within arms reach means that you can react in a split second to a super fast bite! There's nothing worse than your float sailing away and you missing the bite because you couldn't get to the rod in time!

See the two images above and below. Both anglers have a rest in front of them, but for the most part can hold the rod in their hands so they can hit bites quickly. When that float goes under, lift the rod and take up any slack in the line by reeling. Once connected with the fish, you can play it to the net!

Three things to remember when setting up your rod rest
1. Always keep your rod within easy reach.
2. Keep the rod parallel to the ground when on your rest.
3. Keep the front rest just under half way up the rod to stop damage.


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