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Color: Red/Clear
Color: Chartreuse/Clear
Color: Red/Black
Description

The Blackbird Phantom Floats are made in Canada by Redwing Tackle and are very popular for trout, steelhead, and salmon fishing. The models with the clear bottoms make them nearly invisible from below in the water. The Blackbird Phantom Floats also work well when fishing for crappie or panfish in clearer/shallower water. The models with the black bottoms add a little more contrast making them easier to see when fishing deeper/darker waters. These floats can easily be used for slip float style fishing, are constructed using 1 solid piece of plastic, and are very durable.

The Blackbird Phantom Floats come two to a package, have a slit in the bottom section to put the line through, and come with silicon tubing to hold the line in place on the top and bottom of the float.

Specifications
Blackbird Phantom Float
Specifications
SizeLength (in.)Weight (g)
2.032
3.03 183
3.53 143.5
4.03 784
6.03 786
7.04 187
8.54 588.5
10.54 7810.5
Reviews
Review Summary
4.6
(35 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.97%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (21), Casual/ Recreational (3)
Pros
Good For Variety Of Fish (16)
Easy To Handle (16)
Strong (14)
Easy To Store (11)
Irresistible to Fish (3)
Cons
top stem should be longer (2)
Best Uses
Fresh Water (18)
Shore Casting (8)
Deep Water (6)
Jigging (4)
Ice Fishing (3)

Customer Reviews
 Blackbird Phantom Floats
Pros: durable, easy to cast, highly visible to the angler
Cons: top stem should be longer
Best Uses: and Salmon in streams and rivers., Fishing for Steelhead
Comments: Used these floats for steelhead fishing on lake Erie creeks. Need to add a BB split shot below float for optimum balance.
Matt
United States
 My favorite floats for steelhead
Pros: great for clear water conditions, easy to cast
Comments: I have used a lot of different floats for steelhead and these are by far my favorite
 Great Float
Pros: highly visible to the angler
Comments: Love this float! They are very visable and the fish dont seem to feel them. Also they are great for clear water.
Greg
Central & Northern Ohio
 Very Good Floats
Pros: quick adjustment and visability
Best Uses: Float fishing in streams
Comments: Floats are great!! Love the tubbing attachment system which makes height adjusment very easy and quick! I'll order more!!
tj
Clarksburg WV
 flots
Comments: this is very good float to fish I first used these this year while i was steelhead fishing never seen them before this they are great
Fish-eater
South Milwaukee
 Blackbird Phantom Floats
Pros: invisible to fish, highly visible to the angler
Best Uses: Fishing for Steelhead, Browns, and Salmon in streams and rivers.
Comments: Great floats especially in low, clear water conditions. The top of the float is highly visible even at a distance.
 Worth it.
Pros: easy to use
Best Uses: Great for steelhead
Comments: They come is a variety of weights. Easy to adjust and virtually invisible for fish to see. When your going for steelhead you need to be as stealth as possible.
fishtamer
Pennsylvania
 Stealthy float !
Pros: easy to use
Best Uses: Steelhead fishing, trout fishing
Comments: I use these for steelhead when I need more casting distance without sacrificing stealth.
 Must have for drift fishing
Pros: Stealth
Cons: Expensive, crack easily
Best Uses: drift
Comments: I've been using this for almost a year and love it a lot. However,they're very difficult to find in local store. However, FishUSA has it all along with quick shipping and best price.
 Good steelhead float
Pros: easy to follow--no problems
Cons: top stem should be longer
Best Uses: Stream fishing--trout or steelhead
Comments: Used for steelhead trip and had no problems. Might be a little more visible if the top stem was a little longer.
alan the fisherman.
lancaster, ca.
incredibly versitile
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Deep Water, Ice Fishing, Trolling, Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: every fish that can eat a worm loves this bobber. virtually invisable. stealthy and easy to read bites!
Brett the Steelheadi
NY
 Excellent float
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Handle, Strong
Best Uses: Steelhead fishing
Comments: This float does it's job!
tellerdave
northfield ohio
 love this web site price was great
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Handle, Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Jigging, In river
Comments: this is a great web site easy to use and didnt have to drive around looking for the things i needed. reasonable pricing
FLOATING DUCK
WILLOUGHBY OHIO
 GOOD DRIFT FLOATS
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: STAYS ON TOP OF THE WATER SINKS WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE
Adam of rivers
Rives Junction, MI
 Blackbird Floats
Pros: Irresistible to Fish, Looks Realistic, Strong, Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Handle, Easy To Store
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: Product meets goals
JDTS
Western NY
 OK Replacement
Pros: Strong
Best Uses: float fishing
Comments: I tried to order the pencil shaped balsa version and was told they were discontinued, so I ordered these plastic ones instead. I prefer these to Sheffield because those tend to crack and fill with water in sub-freezing conditions. These work fine all winter.
Steelhead Searcher
Stevensville, MI
 Blackbird Phantom Floats
Pros: Easy To Handle
Comments: Very easy to setup and use. Easily adjustable.
Hemi jack
Mi
 They dont leak
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Handle, Strong
Best Uses: Deep Water, Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: Very nice, best ones out there
Ironhead65
Butler
 Great Floats for clear conditions
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: Great for Lake Erie Steelhead fishing
BuckyBlade
Pacific Northwest, USA
 Inaccurate weight ratings...
Pros: Easy To Store, Strong
Cons: Guess the weight
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: Great floats, very visible, sturdy and hard to break. I use these for trout and steelhead centerpin fishing. The only problem I have with these is the float gram rating and the actual weight used to properly set the float are different. I use a digital scale to weigh all components below the float before shotting my line, and I always have to remove some of the shot to get them to float right. A 7g float sits about right with 5.85g of total terminal tackle (fly, shot, swivel).
Bass Terminator
Iron River, WI
Professional Angler
 Blackbird Phantom Floats...
Pros: Strong
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: Great steelhead floats....optimum visibility and sensitivity
trucker bob
shamokin pa
 This one the best float i've ever used.
Pros: Easy To Handle, Easy To Store, Strong, Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Deep Water, Jigging, Fresh Water
Comments: great float for the buck.comes in different size for every thing from sunfish to samon.
JB
Northwest indiana
 Blackbird floats
Pros: Easy To Handle, Strong, Easy To Store
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: These are great floats. Very durable.
cb
Alpena MI
 great float
Pros: Strong, Easy To Handle, Takes a beating
Cons: Needs size on bobber
Best Uses: Stealheabpinning
Comments: best float ever for the price, they can handle alot of abuse, and the silicone stops work great, float very great in current, easy to see at a distance
fishface
michigan
 phantom floats
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Strong, Easy To Handle
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: Phantom floats are thebest floats.
fishingfool
north jersey
 a must have for steelhead
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Store, Easy To Handle
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: keep a bunch on hand, cheep & works well
Trout Slayer
Westerlo, N.Y.
 A great addition to my tackle box
Pros: Easy To Handle, Easy To Store, Good For Variety Of Fish, Strong
Cons: Hard to see chartuese
Best Uses: Great for steelhead, Ice Fishing, Fresh Water, Shore Casting
Comments: Great strike indicator, only down fall is chartuese is hard to see in the sun. Must match size for weight. Good purchase.
Jabo
pendleton,in.
 The Indicator
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: I use these indicators for nymph fishing for salmon and steelhead on the P.M.river in Michigan. (flyfishing) They work great!
jbr002
Tulsa Ok
 Blackbird Floats
Pros: Irresistible to Fish, Strong, Easy To Handle, Easy To Store, Good For Variety Of Fish, Looks Realistic
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water, Deep Water
Comments: Best floats going tough and wont break.
jbr002
Tulsa Ok
 Best floats for steelhead
Pros: Easy To Handle, Strong, Looks Realistic, Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: This is the best float for steelhead going they are tough and easy to use.
TroutBum
Alaska
 Great float
Pros: Strong
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: A sensitive float great for spooky steel head and trout in clear water applications.
hoopie
westernport md
 the best i've ever used
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Very nice, Easy To Store, Easy To Handle
Best Uses: Jigging, Deep Water, Ice Fishing, Fresh Water, Salt Water
Comments: I use them trout fishing & salmon fishing they work the best by far. They will never be a bobber thet works so easy as these.
AVIDANGLER
Southwestern PA
Best floats all around
Pros: Easy To Handle, Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Deep Water, Jigging
Comments: Been using these floats for about 4 to 5 years. Fish them for trout, lake runs and bass. All around hard float to beat for clear or off colored water. Provide excellent float and drag free drift presentation. Make sure to carry different sizes for different water flows.
JDTS
Western NY
 Durable Basic Floats
Comments: These floats don't crack easily or fill with water in cold temps like some other brands.
Fishingsantichen
Johnstown,Pa
 Great for sensitive fishing.
Pros: Fish Don't Escape, Easy To Store, Easy To Handle, Good For Variety Of Fish, Irresistible to Fish
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: Great for steelhead fishing when fish are very shy. Very little resistance for the fish to pull down.
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