Thanks Andy, but I've probably got them, much to Julie's dismay!
Originally Posted by channa
I used to fish a lot on the Trent at Thrumpton and quite a bit at Swarkestone amongst other places. Being a Loughborough lad, I also fished the river Soar a lot which is a large tributary of the Trent. I also used to make my own floats either from quills, or a thin stick with some carefully sanded balsa around it. Usually painted with my sister's nail varnish!
Used a lot of quills for 'Stret Pegging' on the Trent, or sticks for 'Long Trotting', later replace by wire stemmed sticks which were also very good.
Certainly takes me back...
God bless Colonel Sanders. Marvellous man!