|These fluro beads are 20mm in diameter and have been given the float test for bait sizes. A single bead on a trace will float an average size bait.
Over the years many kitefishers have found the benefits of floating baits above the bottom. Floating beads lift the baits, flasher rigs or lures off the seabed and prevents traces becoming tangled or wrapped around the mainline.
Floating beads on your terminal tackle also prevents paddle crabs from stealing your baits while you are fishing.
The elusive and highly sought after john dory is a real sucker for floating pilchards or whole small squid.
These flouro beads are 20mm in diameter and have been given the float test for bait sizes. A single bead on a trace will float an average size bait.
Two beads are required for larger baits such as baby squid.
Fishers who do decide to use floating baits will get the maximum benefit from using a whole fish or whole small squid bait as these baits present themselves far more naturally to the targeted species than a cut strip bait.
Four or five floating baits on a longline or big dropper rig, or two or three on a Flexiwing rig can really improve your chances of catching a good fish, particularly when crabs are a pest or the fishing is hard.