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About Glass Floats

Fishing enthusiasts appreciate any new technique to catch more fish, but collectors also enjoy bringing home a piece of fishing history in the form of rare Japanese glass float balls. The Japanese glass float technique arose long ago to keep large fishing nets afloat rather than sinking to the bottom of the sea. The small glass balls hold nothing but air, and keep nets at surface level. Beautifully woven netting and colorful blown glass make for an interesting piece to any fisherman's collection of rare memorabilia. Small or large used glass float specimens offer the same buoyant abilities as they did many years ago. Glass fishing floats still keep smaller fishing nets afloat, but most serve as collector's items for fishing fans who want a unique piece to add to their collection. Find a lightly used glass float set from the reliable fishermen of eBay and enjoy owning a piece of history.