Muskie Floats
Muskie Floats

Muskie Floats

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Description taken from the book "Hooked on Floats" by Jeff Della Mura - 1860-1960.

Some of these Muskie floats may hold an awkward secret. The clue lies in the means (or lack of one) for attaching the float to the line. The two smallest floats present no problem - one has a metal eye top and bottom, the other is drilled from end to end to accommodate line. The three largest floats depend on small rubber bands to secure them. But, the Muskie or Muskellunge has a fearsome reputation as an aggressive, hard fighting fish. It is questionable whether mere rubber bands would adequately retain a float throughout a violent tussle.

At least one of the three larger floats was not made as float at all, being in fact a chapati rolling pin from India. Sadly these so called 'floats' are offered for sale to unsuspecting collectors in the US and as far afield as Australia. Google "chapati rolling pin" and see for yourself.

Longest: 14 inches, 355mm

Shortest: 7 inches, 178mm.