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Traditional fishing floats individually hand made in the U.K. by Paul Duffield. Made with natural materials – Norfolk reed, quill and cane, my designs include Avons, perch and grayling bobbers, Nottingham sliders, stillwater antennas and many more classic and traditional designs.

Each float is handmade in the U.K. using natural materials and  sealed with several coats of quality waterproof lacquer so they will last for many seasons of fishing.

Floats are made to order and are usually ready within three weeks of receiving your order, but at busy times can take a little longer, so please allow up to four weeks for delivery.

Ready Made Floats and Float Sets

I list some of the floats I make on eBay for immediate purchase. If you would prefer not to wait for floats to be custom made, you can view ready made floats and float sets available now.


TRADITIONAL FLOATS FOR RIVER FISHING

A range of floats for river fishing made to traditional designs with natural materials. All floats incorporate a whipped eye at the base.

Crowquill Avons

CROW QUILL AVONS

SLIM CROW QUILL AVONS

Single Quills

SINGLE GOOSE QUILLS

Double Quills

DOUBLE GOOSE QUILLS

LOAFERS

Bobbers

GRAYLING / PERCH BOBBERS

Perch Bobbers

PERCH BOBBERS

Harcork Style Bobbers

HARCORK STYLE BOBBERS

Barrel Float

VICTORIAN BARREL FLOATS

NOTTINGHAM STYLE SLIDERS

Roach Floats

TRADITIONAL ROACH FLOATS

Harcork Style Roach Floats

HARCORK STYLE ROACH

Victorian Quill & Cane

VICTORIAN QUILL  AND CANE

Thick Wagglers

THICK REED WAGGLERS


TRADITIONAL FLOATS FOR STILL WATER FISHING

A range of floats for still water fishing made to traditional designs with natural materials. All floats incorporate a whipped eye at the base.

Balsa & Cane Antennas

BALSA AND CANE ANTENNAS

CRUCIAN QUILLS

QUILL DRIFTERS

TENCH DRIFTERS

Sensitive Balsa & Quill Antennas

BALSA AND QUILL ANTENNAS

Harcork Style Antennas

HARCORK STYLE ANTENNAS

Harcork Style Onions

HARCORK STYLE ONIONS

Victorian Stepped Reed Antennas

VICTORIAN REED ANTENNAS

Slim Reed Wagglers

SLIM REED WAGGLERS

Insert Reed Wagglers

INSERT REED WAGGLERS

VICTORIAN REED WAGGLERS

Victorian Stepped Reed Wagglers

VICTORIAN STEPPED REED WAGGLERS

FLAMED REED MARGIN/STALKERS

Stepped Reed Margin Stalkers

STEPPED REED MARGIN / STALKERS


LONDON PATENT TAPERED QUILLS

Replicas of the iconic tapered quill floats made in London up to the early 20th century.

LONDON PATENT TAPERED QUILLS


TRADITIONAL FLOATS FOR PREDATOR FISHING

A range of floats for predator fishing made to traditional designs with natural materials.

Small Predator Floats

SMALL PREDATOR FLOATS

Small Inline Predator Floats

SMALL INLINE PREDATOR FLOATS


CLASSIC FLOAT RANGE

A range of classic floats based on proven and popular designs. The floats in this range are made to the same standards as my traditional range, but with less decoration and most incorporate a plastic eye, compatible with modern silicon float adapters.

Pellet Wagglers

PELLET WAGGLERS

Dumpy Bodied Wagglers

DUMPY BODIED WAGGLERS

BALSA AND CANE AVONS

Chubbers

BILLY LANE CHUBBERS

Trent Trotters

BILLY LANE TRENT TROTTERS

Still Water Darts

STILL WATER DARTS

SENSITIVE STILLWATER ANTENNAS


HOW TO ORDER

You can order floats from my standard ranges directly from the pages for traditional river floatstraditional still water floats, predator floats and classic floats, or you can contact us using the contact form or by email at paul.duffield@btinternet.com if you have special requirements.

I use PayPal as a payment processor. When you add a float to your cart by clicking an ‘Add to Cart’ button, a summary of your shopping cart, displayed on the right near the top of each page, or below the main page content on mobile phones and some tablets, will be updated to show the number of  items currently in your cart and the total cost of your order excluding postage.

You can open a shopping cart page by clicking the ‘View Cart’ menu item.

When you are ready to complete your order, view your shopping cart and click the ‘Check out with PayPal’ button to be taken to PayPal to complete your purchase.

If you would prefer to pay by cheque or bank transfer, please contact us with your requirements using the contact form or by email at paul.duffield@btinternet.com.

CUSTOM FLOATS

All floats are handmade in the UK and can be customised to your specifications. I can also make floats to your personal specifications and it may also be possible to make replicas of existing floats if you have a favourite float that has worn out or broken, or you want floats in different sizes to complete a set.

If you have a design for a float that you cannot find commercially, want a float made in  your team colours, or you want a special float made for a birthday or wedding gift, I can probably help, so please get in touch using the contact form or send an email to paul.duffield@btinternet.com.

Custom floats are not expensive and I will usually be able to make your float for little more than the price of my standard designs.

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More information about the customisations available and examples of custom floats I have made for customers can be found on the Custom Floats page.

SHIPPING

Orders over £10 are sent post free to any  U.K. address. For orders of £10 or less there is a flat rate postage charge of £1.50. International orders of less than £20 are subject to an additional shipping cost of £2.00 which you need to add to your order before you check out with PayPal.

U.K. orders are sent by first class post, international orders by standard international delivery which usually takes 3 to 7 days to arrive depending on country.