How to Use Twine to Hang Glass Fishing Floats

How to Use Twine to Hang Glass Fishing Floats
The history of glass fishing floats goes back to Norwegian and Japanese anglers who used the globes to mark vessels and keep nets afloat. Today, glass fishing floats are used primarily for decoration in homes and in fishing shops. While glass float holders and netting is available on the Internet and in fishery gift shops, you can make your own using a needle and heavy duty twine.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Heavy duty twine
  • Needle
Step 1
Form a loop using the twine. Pass the tag end through the loop and then back around it. Snug the knot, which is referred to as a sheet bend knot. (See Rustic Girls reference.)
Step 2
Create a 1-inch gauge, which is the distance between each knot. Press your index finger and middle finger together to create the 1-inch gauge between each knot.
Step 3
Build the first row until the netting encircles the float. Build up the netting row by row until it completely encircles the float. Keep the float to the side, but check the fit as needed. Imagine a wrapper covering a circular object. This is how the netting will wrap around the float.
Step 4
Place the float in the center of the netting and pull the netting up around it.
Step 5
Sew the opening closed using a needle and new piece of twine. Thread the needle over and under the netting until the opening is completely sealed. Tie an overhand knot, but do not cut the twine. Measure how low you want the float to hang from your ceiling or wall hook. Cut the twine to this length.
Step 6
Loop the tag end of the twine around the hook bend five to six turns. Tie a double knot to secure the hanging glass float to the hook.

Tips & Warnings

Glass fishing floats are available in a variety of sizes.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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