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.
A range of floats for river fishing made to traditional designs with natural materials. All floats incorporate a whipped eye at the base.
A range of floats for still water fishing made to traditional designs with natural materials. All floats incorporate a whipped eye at the base.
Replicas of the iconic tapered quill floats made in London up to the early 20th century.
A range of floats for predator fishing made to traditional designs with natural materials.
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.
You can order floats from my standard ranges directly from the pages for traditional river floats, traditional still water floats, predator floats and classic floats, or you can contact us using the contact form or by email at email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
More information about the customisations available and examples of custom floats I have made for customers can be found on the Custom Floats page.
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.