Micro Fishing Floats

Micro fishing floats, to come right down to it, are basically just seriously small bobbers. They are nothing like the red and white plastic bobbers we all used as kids, and the Japanese ones designed for tanago fishing are nothing like the bobbers (er, indicators) we use as adults. They are much more sensitive so they will show the bite of even a very small fish.


Tanago Floats

The floats used for tanago fishing in Japan are small and thin, with a relatively small stem. From the top of the float to the bottom of the stem is just over an inch. Thread your line through plastic tube and then insert the stem of the float into the tube, locking the line in place.

If you choose to use one of the extremely light tippets shown on the Micro Fishing Line page, I'd recommend putting the float on a stronger line above the light tippet so if you do happen to hook an unexpectedly large fish or get your hook snagged the light tippet will break and you'll lose only the hook, not your float.

You will need just a tiny bit of weight to get the float to sit properly, with just the tip of the float above water. Just one of the size 10 Dinsmore Micro Shot will work nicely.

Owner Tanago Micro Fishing Floats - $5.50 (package of two - random colors)



Nakazima Ball Floats

The 3/8" Nakazima Ball Float is a spherical plastic float with a stem and rubber tube to fix the float on the line.  Insert your line through the rubber tube and then trap it with the stem of the float. The rubber tubing has a slight taper, so be sure that the larger diameter is on the top.

These floats are similar in overall design to the Owner Tanago Floats, but their spherical shape makes them less sensitive. The plastic construction makes them much less expensive, though.

There are four floats and two rubber tubes per package.

Nakazima floats, 3/8" - $3


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