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Who if any of you are spending any time float fishing? If you are, a couple questions for you. What species? I know Steelhead/Salmon is most popular here in the US but is anyone going for others? I've seen some pretty great trout taken. #2, Are you using the US style or is anyone using any Euro equipment and or techniques?. #3, you going true float or are you going with the float and fly or casting bubble? Been itching to try this for years but never have. Can't seem to find anyone in Cental NY that does it and those I've found in NY mostly go for Salmon and Steelhead only. May just take a trip to Chicago and see Mick Thill for a little education.

Video or book recommendations? I have a few but I can never get enough knowledge. Call it beginnger apprehention. Thanks in advance guys. Feel free to PM or email me @ [YouNeedAuthorization]

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FullM - Do some searches with "centerpin" in the title and you will find a ton of info on float fishing. I bought a centerpin this winter and built a 12 footer to go with it. Had it out a few times for steelies and trout, what a hoot fighting a fish with no drag. I'll be useing it this summer for smallies and eyes in the river...

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Thanks Jay,

I've got some info and a couple old videos. Just wondering what guys here in the US and even in NY are doing. I'll got to Googgle and see what comes up. We should go out with them together this year. I've got a line on floats and a great live net! We've got some great waters here in NY for float fishing. Years ago, Mick Thill did his flowing waters video on the Salmon River. Trying to get him back to NY for part of one of his soon to come videos. I've got a nice 10 Rainshadow blank I haven't built yet.

You'd like the float & fly or casting bubble too! I've got a small pond full of smallies and bullheads to play on. Shore fish, canoe, or kayak access. Shallow and full of trees. Thanks

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