Cygnet's James Turner has a great way of making his floating boats work harder
When it comes to getting the fish going on the surface I find that there’s nothing better than giving them a little more than just your average dog biscuit. I prepare my floaters at the start of spring, so they are nicely matured in time for the middle of summer, when the surface fishing can become extremely effective and you can carry out a proper surface onslaught when all else may fail.
First of all, I fill a few buckets with mixers and add a very generous helping of liquid to each bucket. My favourites are hemp oil, salmon oil and L030T.
Once the liquid has been added to the buckets of mixers I leave them to soak for a couple of days while they take on the liquid, though I shake them up now and again to ensure they all get a good covering.
Once the mixers have been soaked for a few days it’s in with the Pure Krill Powder. Again, shaking them up in the bucket quite often to ensure they all get a good coating. As of April my bucket of floaters is in the car at all times, as you never know when the need for them may arise.
The slick they kick off is immense when they are introduced and the Krill Powder takes to the water with bits of attraction both floating and slowly sinking.
The flat spot these floaters create also helps to see the fish, though a high-quality pair of polarised glasses is also crucial and something you don’t want to be scrimping on.