These are loaded so that they are ‘self-cocking’ as they are but for each float some or all of the thin brass discs can be removed to enable the angler to adjust the floats and use a heavier bait or to have even more of the float tip showing. Their weight is nominally 5.0g, 6.0g, 7.0g and 8.0g. The 5.0g float has one extra disc , 6.0g has two, 7.0g has three and 8.0g has four. Simply unscrew the bottom of the brass weight with it’s swivel, then take off the disc or discs that you want and re-screw the base back.
These can be trapped on the line in traditional Waggler style with rubber float stops either side of the built-in swivel eye or fixed via an adaptor of one type or another. Many anglers though use a simple Snaplink attachment with that itself trapped between float stops or similar.
This way is better as it allows you to change the size, weight or colour of a float in seconds and if you take made-up rods to take off the float when packing the rod away.
The clear discs supplied FOC as an option can help to stop the floats from diving too deeply upon hitting the water although ‘feathering’ the cast helps a lot. These are thin flexible PVC and not thick, rigid foam or plastic.
These fly very well and as is normal the bigger, longer versions extremely well.
There are two tip colours available; dark orange and yellow. Changing either to black (which, strangely, although VERY useful is by far the least popular colour) is the simplest thing to do.
Below is a guide to sizes and lengths
Loaded Pellet Waggler – 5.0g approx 90mm long, 6.0g approx 110mm, 7.0g approx 130mm, 8.0g approx. 145mm