DIY Fishing Floats

DIY Fishing Floats
Fish seem to swim at different levels in the water depending on the weather conditions, water conditions and time of year. To fish for specific fish at various levels in the water, you need to have floats or bobbers. You can buy these at sporting goods stores or make your own from objects in your home. Making your own floats allows you to control the cost of your hobby.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Pool noodle
  • Spray can tops
  • Glue
  • Knife
  • Small fish weights
Step 1
Use a knife to cut a 2-inch section off a pool noodle.
Step 2
Clip the sides off two hairspray or paint can tops, so that only the tops are left.
Step 3
Glue the cap tops to the ends of the noodle to cover the hole that runs through the middle of them. You will need to force and twist the cap tops on.
Step 4
Drill a small hole in the middle of the two caps once the glue has dried. This is for the line to run through. You will tie knots in the line, or pinch small lead weights, on either end of the noodle to keep the float from sliding on the line.

Tips & Warnings

If you don't want to use spray bottle caps, you could go without, but you will need something wider to hold the float in place. Use small, metal alligator clips that are wide enough not to slip into the holes on either end of the float.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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