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I am always trying to maintain a decent tackle bag full of fishing gear. I love using floats to fish with when I want to catch lots of smaller fish such as roach or perch in quick succession. I decided to go for the Zebco Float Set that I thought we be a welcomed addition to my limited supply.
The set includes: 26 different stick floats, 20 different barbless hooks, 1 disgorger & Float Ring Assortment, 1 pack of rubber stoppers 15pcs, 1 pack of artificial sweet corns 25pcs, 1 pack of artificial maggots 25pcs, 15m line mono-file 0,12mm and an instruction sheet.
I have had the set for over a year and they come on all my fishing trips. The floats are great and although I have lost a few through snagging the remainder are still in a great condition. For the smaller fish that I tend to try an catch the hooks are perfect size. Although the sizes vary there is nothing too big for me to use but I do retain the option of fishing for carp or pikes. I often use the disgorger which becomes very handy in releasing my caught fish. I don't actually use the artificial bates as I always use real maggots so can't comment on them (the do look similar to the real thing though).
I bought this for 10 pounds and it is value for money.
It is a great kit. I am not the best fisherman in the world and consider myself as a rookie. But for someone who is starting out and looking to make some easy catches I would certainly recommend this set. The instructions are simply and well set out for first time fisherman to use.
The completed kit contains
* 26 assorted stick floats
* 1 disgorger & Float Ring Assortment
* 10 hooks, barbless 14, 10 hooks, barbless 16
* 1 pack of rubber stoppers 15pcs
* 1 pack of artificial, sweet corns 25pcs
* 1 pack of artificial maggots 25pcs
* 15m line monofile 0,12mm
* 1x Instruction sheet
The floats will last for years assuming they don't become lost in trees and underwater snags.
The disgorger is a very handy piece of equipment and can be easily overlooked. It is vital if you are releasing the fish you catch.
The two packs of hooks should be sufficient for most fishing trips but it is always handy to have a wide selection so you can easily adapt to the fish you are targeting.
Rubber stops are great for float fishing and will allow you to quickly change floats to suit changing water/ weather conditions.
I have never found much use for artificial baits and as such I don't see any need to include them in the kit (other than to bulk up the kit at little cost to the manufacturer)
At 15 metres the line will not be suitable for filling your reel but is handy for pre-preparing hook lengths.
As a starter kit for a new fisherman I can find no fault with this product. At a little over £10 it would be a great stocking filler or as a small gift. If you already have a good set of fishing tackle you will probably find this of no use whatsoever. It is too basic for any fisherman of experience and you will probably already own the bulk of the kit provided.