Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
jcbbracken

pigeon floaters

Recommended Posts

just bought some good quality pigeon floaters from durhamdecoys very well made with screw lock not like the twist lock ones

which are useless  bought two off ebay £25 for 2 inc postage 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have some that are similar, but have changed the wing spreaders for the push in type as the crocodile clips don't last very long they come adrift. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I make my own out of the top section of sea fishing rods preferably around 5 to 6 feet and cut to a point at the thick end, strip off the eyes, paint in camo, slip on the wing spreaders from ebay at around 8 pounds a pair, yes they have those awful crocodile clips on but I remove them and refit better quality ones using a good 2 pack adhesive, sets like concrete and never comes off again, I like these as they fold down and are easier to get in the car, with a large dead bird on board the weight makes them move well in the wind , I did buy one of the extending ones but find the rod too week to extend very far as a gust of wind will flip the bird on to its back but I still use it in light wind conditions, I do like to look around for home made alternatives to the shop bought expensive gear everyone seems to go for plus I enjoy the challenge .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, lakeside1000 said:

I make my own out of the top section of sea fishing rods preferably around 5 to 6 feet and cut to a point at the thick end, strip off the eyes, paint in camo, slip on the wing spreaders from ebay at around 8 pounds a pair, yes they have those awful crocodile clips on but I remove them and refit better quality ones using a good 2 pack adhesive, sets like concrete and never comes off again, I like these as they fold down and are easier to get in the car, with a large dead bird on board the weight makes them move well in the wind , I did buy one of the extending ones but find the rod too week to extend very far as a gust of wind will flip the bird on to its back but I still use it in light wind conditions, I do like to look around for home made alternatives to the shop bought expensive gear everyone seems to go for plus I enjoy the challenge .

You and me both, gets me away from many a mrs chore when in the man cave buried in bits n bobs 👍

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know of a good quality floater pole, not one with nylon lock nuts (which are useless), preferably one with metal collars and metal thumb screws?

 

FT.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...