Dave Harrell Balsa Missile
This is a great float for targeting fish in fast shallow water. It is perfect for chub, barbel etc. and indeed any fast water situation where buoyancy and visibility are the key requirements. I always use this float with an olivette rather than a bulk of shot as it’s much less tangle prone this way and casts much better too. Below the olivette, which is fixed about 18 inches to two foot from the hook, I use one shot, which is usually a No4 or a no1.