The AS4 is perfect for depths up to 4ft (1.2m). The substantial 2mm diameter hollow glow tip is thick enough to support larger baits and buoyant enough to allow the angler to ‘read’ the difference between proper bites and liners.
Alan has been using AS4s extensively and is very happy with them, commenting on their remarkable consistency and build quality. The AS4 is produced in a highly bouyant, light-grade balsa then given a special coating of our super touch acrylic paint that gives each float a protective shell-like finish. Couple this with a strong carbon stem, bonded right into the body and a stainless steel spring eye located at the base of the hollow tip and this all adds up to a very strong and durable float that won’t let you down. With its more substantial body down design and 2mm hollow tip, it is the perfect float for catching bigger carp with large hook bats such as pellets, corn, meat and worms.
A beauty of the larger 2mm glow tip is that the float is extremely visible, even when dotted down at long range. This versatile float is ideal for many situations, be it shallow fishing in the lighter sizes to dobbing baits tight to marginal features in winter. It is also an exceptional design for margin fishing and short-pole bagging situations! Glow tips on AS pole floats are reinforced through the section where they join the body. This strengthens the hollow buoyant tip at a critical point and provides an extra strong foundation for the eye.
AS floats also feature a double wound stainless steel eye mounted at the base of the tip. Being placed here offers the mechanically strongest position without piercing the body, and risking water ingress, therefore affecting the floats performance. Being double wound (i.e. the eye is fully round) means the line cannot get trapped and damaged as is often the case with conventional, single wound, U-shape eyes. These special eyes are also made of blackened stainless steel to match the body, giving a more distinct demarcation line to the glow tip, so bites are easier to spot!
Available in 0.1g, 0.2g, 0.3g and 0.4g sizes.
The AS4 has been designed and developed in conjunction with five-time World Champion Alan Scotthorne.