For panfish, I rarely use them, nor do most anglers who've spent any time with Wagglers or modified Waggler designs, which fish with stealth, sensitivity, and style.
On a windy day, he'd rig up something resembling his namesake balsa Thill TG Bodied Waggler and proceed to put on a clinic.
In the main, it's cheeky-humoured, heavily stylised cartoon fun from racers to remote wagglers
He wins a Shakespeare MACH 2 Commercial float rod, a 13-footer that's perfect for method floats and loaded wagglers
at big carp fisheries.
The Daiwa lads say that it casts twice as far as standard carp wagglers, which it has to be said cast like a sack of spuds.
There were a few things that caught my interest, including a new carp splasher waggler from Daiwa with a split body that casts truly but slides in two in the water to create the required self-hooking effect.
"All anglers will be using 14g wagglers with a 'sticky maggot' approach while casting long range in the hope of catching carp to 8lb and barbel, with the first and last 20 minutes most likely to produce fish," Downes added.
This year was his last opportunity to make the England Youth side, and anglers had to show they could handle long-range waggler and sliding float gear.
fished shallow are taking good bags of fish at the moment, but a good sinking line like maxima in the 3lb/4lb range is needed.
The sponsors' commitment to the world challenge has been significant and attention to detail has also been evidenced with pounds 400-worth of oversize wagglers
being imported from Ireland.
This three-piece 13ft (3.90m) carbon cracker is designed for big ticket fisheries with loaded wagglers
and method floats.
Tailor-made for solo outings or match-fishing this slimline three-piece carbon blank is a real powerhouse for casting heavy wagglers
or stick floats on lines up to 6lb.