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Lets hear your favorites. Do you like, balsas, foamies or the newfangled expensive plastic floats? What shape and style do you prefer? I for one have always preferred a low density foamie or a zeppler style balsa or cork float. I have tried Drennan floats and found them to be nice, but unnecessary
 

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I also use the piker style DNE foam floats :thumbup: in 25g and 30g these work great for soft takes. I have also tried drennans and stealth floats and find them over glorified and kind of a waste of money being so expensive for each one
 

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Them DNE floats are awesome, I like the 20-25g and find them ez to use....

I also love the old skool Gibbs foamies, for fishing chums on the fraser/harrison/vedder/chehalis :yummy: half the time the chum attack the float ;D
 

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Balsa all the way! Those DNE piker style balsa's are the best floats I have ever used....commercially or custom made. They track AWESOME! I prefer balsa for its sensitivity (not that it matters when the fish SLAM your offering LOL) and due to it having some extra weight for casting compared to foamies. Aside from the DNE I also love custom balsa's that a friend of mine makes, and over the last 2 years Drennans have been used frequently. I use anywhere from 11-30GM for LM winter steel but will be using those 40GM DNE for summer runs on the larger flows hehe.
 

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Use to love Drennans after this summer.... 1st time using them and could feel eery tap. Odd thing though was I only hooked 2 Steelies on them this year and then lost my last one, decided that they were too expensive. Went to a short foam float and hooked over 25 Steelies so I'm thinking I'm gonna stay with the short foamies ;)
 

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I tried short 4" foamies while coho fishin' but one of my fave spots was rough rippally water, and the short float just did not cut it....I tried the new stealth floats that steve kaye came out with and I liked em' and they are at a decent price too...I stepped on one and it didn't break...I am 6'2 and 230lbs lol and it didn't even crack, so they were my go to float for chasing steel in the ripples, and they performed well, although I did not catch any lol, but at least I have a go to float for heavy water!
 

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best is straight thru foamys with a toothpick cut down and shaped to size.. balsa and drennans are too expensive for what they are imo.. steelie trav, the CNC are quite sensitive and sit nice but the downside being how brittle they are and tend to break alot.. just wat ive noticed..
 
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