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Fish cat float tube

Fish cat float tube

Fish cat float tube is one of the most important things that fisherman need to know. Fink floats are important for many different reasons:

Fishing lures:

Fisherman need to understand how to put their fink floats in the water for the lure to sink and float properly.

Reefs:

A fink floats will not damage a reef.

Trolling:

A fink floats is essential for proper trolling of fink sinkers.

If a fink floats sinks into the water, it can be troublesome for the fisherman. It can make it difficult to fish or put the lures into place. However, they are very simple to make, and you can use them for any style of fishing you may use.

How to Make a Fink Float

Supplies

Fink Fits

Dish soap

A wooden stick, broom handle, dowel or other long and smooth piece of wood.

A pen or marker

Step 1

Grab your wooden stick and start to shave down the length of it. The longer and smoother the stick, the better it will work.

Step 2

When you get to a rough and sharp area, start to cut. This should be done by holding a pen or marker and tracing the stick over it. Once you have finished your line, trim the excess.

Step 3

Once you have the stick down to about an inch in length, it is time to start to shape the ends of the stick. This is done by filing them until the ends are round and smooth. If you use a pen, you should be able to sharpen your stick and make it easier to get the fink out.

Step 4

It is now time to trim the stick. Use the marker to trace lines along the stick to create ridges in the end of the stick. If you use a pen, you may want to do this now, and use it to help you mark where the fink is going to be placed.

Step 5

Now that your stick is properly cut, it is time to start your fink. Most people will use the tip of a pen to poke a hole in the stick. It is not important that you get the hole right on the center of the stick, as long as it is located on the end of the stick. Make sure you clean off the end of the stick where you will be inserting the fink.

Step 6

While still holding the pen in one hand and your stick in the other, hold the pen upside down and push it into the center of the stick. Do not be surprised when the fink comes out. This may take a couple of tries.

Step 7

Once the fink is out, start to rub it in the dish soap. This will remove any residue that may be left from the pencil.

Step 8

Use your finger to rub out any marks from the pencil.

Step 9

As you continue to rub, the fink will begin to swell. You will notice the swelling of the fink will stop once the soap is removed.

Step 10

Gently use the water to clean out the fink. Make sure you remove the fink by pinching it between your thumb and pointer finger.

Step 11

Next, apply some of the oil on the fink. Apply this to the tip of the fink to help prevent it from drying out.

Step 12

Dip your finger into the dish soap. Use the soap to clean the end of the stick where the fink was pulled off.

Step 13

Place your stick in the palm of your hand and use your finger to rub down any scratches. This helps to polish the stick and will make it easier to apply the polish later.

Step 14

Use your finger to rub out any remaining marks left by the pencil.

Step 15

Dip the stick in the dish soap and rub out any other marks on the pencil. Do this on the sharp side of the pencil. The fink should begin to form again after you have removed the soap.

Step 16

Dip the end of the pencil in the dish soap. The fink should begin to swell up again. Remove the soap with your finger and repeat the step of rubbing with the finger to clean out the fink.

Step 17

Use your finger to rub the last piece of fink and the last piece of soap out of the pencil. This will leave you with a nice, shiny black polish.

Conclusion

Hopefully this guide on how to blacken pencils will help you to blacken pencils like a pro. The steps that are outlined here are the best way that I have ever seen to do it. I hope that you found this guide useful and it will help you to find success with your blackening project. Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for other guides on how to blacken pencils!

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