Garbolino Hard Core Pole Floats

Fri 01 May 15


Garbolino have recently launched a range of seriously ‘Hard Core’ floats which are designed specifically with strength and durability in mind. Pole gear is subjected to so much brutality these days with the sheer size and volumes of fish we catch and these new floats are really up for the job in hand.

Vital Statistics

The new for 2015 range of Hard Core floats are constructed from new generation waterproof PVC Rohacel material body type with a central portion which is much harder than the usual Rohacel used in float manufacturing. they feature eyes both below and above the main body, as well as a guider eye on the hard Rohacel inner, ensure that your line sits correctly on this hard inner core preventing it from digging in to the float body even when bagging all day!

That harder core is then sandwiched with a more buoyant Rohacel material which gives the float better shotting capacity for its size. Long stable fibreglass stems are then glued straight through the body and into the highly visible hollow plastic antennas (1.6mm – 2mm)to provide a ‘bomb proof’ design!

The Hard Core Float Options

There are four patterns in the range which between them cover all your commercial needs and tactics on the pole, with everything from big lumps down the edge, fishing with paste and big bait on the deck, right down to F1’s and silvers shallow.

Garbolino Hard Core No1
Sizes – 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1g & 1.5g. yellow or red tips

This pattern features a slim body, hollow bristle and glass stem which is ideal for most all round commercial fishing.

Garbolino Hard Core No.2
Sizes – 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 & 1g, yellow or red tip

This pattern has a bulbous body and is ideal where more stability is needed and features Glass fibre stem and hollow bristle.

Garbolino Hard Core No.3
Sizes – 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 & 1g, yellow or red tip

This pattern is a pencil design which is perfect for more sensitivity. This float features a glass fibre stem and hollow bristle, ideal for F1’s and silvers

Garbolino Hard Core No.4
Sizes – 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1g & 1.5g. yellow or red tips

This pattern features a glass stem and hollow bristle. The long slim body down shape lends itself to paste fishing and presenting big baits in open water.

Final Thoughts

It truly makes a refreshing change to review a massed produced float that offer the user reliability and endurance whilst being used. The three eye system keeps the line clear of the body at all times, meaning in theory, less broken floats. At £1.99 per float you get a well designed and manufactured float that offer you the angler, something totally different.

Foot Note – Over the next few weeks, the UKMA team will be taking the Garbolino Hard Core Floats out on the bank and putting them through there paces in a match angling environment, so until then, watch this space for our field test results.


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