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Description

Drennan Piker Floats may be just the edge you need to be successful during a trip for steelhead and salmon. The Drennan Piker float is made of clear plastic with its shape allowing a clean strike with minimal disturbance at the surface of the water. This heavy duty float is great for large, deep rivers.

There are three main ways to use the Piker float, which are described in detail on each individually wrapped Piker.

  • Stillwater Waggler style with Float Stops and Link Swivel
  • The streamlined Piker is also the perfect river float and can be fished slider style using a simple stop knot
  • Fixed between two Float Stops at the top and a Float Stop and Bead at the bottom

We stock the Drennan Piker float in four sizes ranging in lengths from 3 3/4" to 7 1/2". In addition to the length, each float is marked with a gram weight on the side. This weight is not the weight of the float itself, but rather the amount of weight in grams that the float will support.

These floats are mixed colors - some are clear, some are very light green, and some are very light brown, but all are translucent or clear. They all have a high visibility red top.

Specifications

Drennan Piker Float
Specifications
ModelSizeLength (in.)Weight (g)
No. 11 Piker3 346
No. 22 Piker511
No. 33 Piker620
No. 44 Piker7 1428
No. 55 Piker7 1240
Reviews
Review Summary
4.5
(67 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.95%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (37), Professional (9), Casual/ Recreational (3), Casual Fisher (2)
Pros
Easy To Handle (23)
Easy To Store (15)
Good For Variety Of Fish (15)
Strong (10)
Durable (7)
Cons
Expensive (3)
Can crack if it hits rock (3)
Poor Construction (2)
Fragile around rocks (2)
A little expensive (2)
Best Uses
Fresh Water (33)
Shore Casting (18)
Deep Water (10)
Steelhead Float Fishing (5)
Salt Water (3)

Customer Reviews
93mudbug
Northern CA
Advanced Angler
 Great float
Pros: Floats well, Easy to use
Cons: Ocassionally get one that fills with water
Best Uses: River Salmon fishing with roe
Comments: Have used several of these floats in both 28g and 40g. I prefer the 40g as they float better with heavier weights when drifting into a big hole. I cannot give 5 stars because one of five floats that I recently purchased filled with water right out of the box. Have not had this problem before.
 Best float for fast rivers
Pros: Durable, Easy To Handle
Comments: This float is a great substitute for my favorite Drennan float for steelheads, the loafer float. This float is easier than the loafer float in regards to adjusting depth. Rides higher than the loafer float. However, since the float is much bigger and has more air, it does create more resistance once pulled under water, which may spook some steelheads. Otherwise, this is my go to for fast moving waters. I recommend the loafer floats for slower moving creeks.
 Drennan Piker Crystal Pike floats
Pros: absolutely the best float today
Comments: These are the best floats money can buy.Well balanced and so sensitive you will see the slightest movement of the float as it drifts with the current.It is the best float for short floating.It is the best float for steel heading and salmon fishing.
Joefisher
 Drennan Piker float
Pros: streamline
Best Uses: salt water trout
Comments: I found the float to be less wind resistant, making it reach out farther. Durable and true to it's gram weight, I added tubbing at the exit hole to soften the shock of bead-swivel.
carpcrazy
 Drennan Piker
Pros: Invisible in the water
Best Uses: close to shore
Comments: Great float for pike fishing. invisible to the fish, especially close to the shore.
 It's the best!!
Best Uses: Salmon and steelhead short floating
Comments: These floats are absolutely the best for float fishing. I fish salmon and steelhead in British Columbia and I have used almost every float available in our market and am absolutely convinced there is nothing better than the Drennan. It is somewhat expensive but " you get what you pay for". I have been able to detect more takes, I can even detect the slightest touch by a coho and strike before the float even sink. If you use a 20gram Drennan, match it with a 21-22 gram weight and you will have an ideal short float setup.
J
Niagara Falls, NY
 Excellent float
Pros: Drifts true and very sensitive, Easy To Handle, Easy to see the strike, Easy To Store, Excellent drift capabilit
Cons: Fragile around rocks, A little expensive
Best Uses: Steelhead and salmon, River float rig setups, Fresh Water
Comments: Excellent floats. The 24 and 28 g are great for Salmon and Steelhead in the fast, deep runs of the lower Niagara River.
FishOn
Chilliwack BC Canada
 They are the best!!!
Pros: the best
Cons: top couild crack if impact on a rock
Best Uses: Short floating
Comments: These are the best floats money can buy. They float upright under all conditions , I have used many other brands and these are absolutely the best. They are expensive, but you get what you pay for. JUst be careful not to hit the top on any rock as they crack easily. Other than this, Drennan is an excellent float, the ultimate float for fishing.
Drennan "Piker" Crystal Pike Floats
Best Uses: Steelhead and salmon
Comments: These are the best floats available in the market. I have used many different brands and even hand made cork floats. These float vertically and they are very sensitive, the slightest pick from a fish can be detected. The best floats I have ever used for short floating.
Kenwee
Chilliwack BC Canada
 Drennan "Piker" Crystal Pike Floats
Pros: Drifts true and very sensitive
Cons: somewhat pricey
Comments: The best float on the market. Somewhat pricey but"you get what you pay for".
Tex
Vancouver, WA
 Versitale and sleek
Pros: Casts Well, Indestructible, Good strike recognition
Cons: little spendy, Can crack if it hits rock
Best Uses: For clear water steelhead, Jig fishing steelhead, FloatDrift Fishing
Comments: I have been using the Drennan 20gm and 11gm exclusively for steelhead fishing about a year now. I find them to be durable, easy to cast longer distances and they track nicely in faster seams. I have only cracked one bobber when I got it caught on a cable and used a little too much force to break free. I particularly like the 11gm bobber in the low clear water that summer steelhead inhabit. The green shade has been my favorite because of the stealth it provides. The only other problem I have had is the small, bottom tip splitting at the hole after fighting several nasty summer steelhead. It will cause the mainline to slip into the hole and the bobber doesn't slide on the mainline. This can be remedied quickly with a pair of scissors and a metal nail file...clip it and file down smooth. You are ready for action! I highly recommend the bobber for jig, bead, bait and bobber-dragging/dogging.
Will D
Seattle, Wa.
 Drennan Piker Float Review
Pros: Very stable and easy to see in the water.
Cons: No cons that I can define
Best Uses: Steelhead Float Fishing
Comments: In my opinion or experience with these floats they are of the highest quality and grade. They track very accurate in even the heavy currents. I have caught Steelhead in many different high and low clear water levels. They are worth every cent you may pay for one. Some buy these for clear low water situations, but I now use these under all conditions.
B
Vancouver, Wa
 Best float on the market
Pros: Highly Visible, Invisible in the water, float great
Cons: little spendy
Best Uses: Steelhead Float Fishing
Comments: I was introduced to this float by a friend. After watching him hook-up more than me, I started to wonder why. The Piker floats are invisable from underneath, so the fish can't see them. The bobbers float extremely well and you can see them for a mile down river. I will be buying more in the future and would highly recommend them.
dave
buffalo
 One of the best floats!
Pros: tracks great, holds weight
Cons: Can crack if it hits rock
Best Uses: FloatDrift Fishing
Comments: One of the best floats on the market. Runs true
HB
NH
 Works well
Pros: Very light and visible
Cons: Takes time to set up rig
Best Uses: River fishing
Comments: Used the "piker" for some steelhead fishing, seemed to work quite well for the conditions we were in... Would purchase more if needed.
Steven
Seattle, wa
 By far, the best float I've ever used
Best Uses: All around
Comments: Bought these in 28g and this thing effortlessly floats down river. I ran this with a 1/2 oz inline weight fishing with eggs.
manrandy
Hansville Wa.
 The Best
Pros: Strong
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: Easy for you to see - Hard for fish to see
Styker 30
Olympia, WA
 The best float
Pros: Easy To Store, Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Handle
Cons: A little expensive
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Jigging, Salt Water
Comments: This is a great float. I purchased an 11g. I will be purchasing a larger ones so more weight can be added. Using for steelhead fishing with jigs.
FISHNUT
Foot hills of the Olympic Mountains
 This is the best clear float outhere
Pros: Easy To Handle, Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: I was shown these floats by a guide on a Olympic Penninsula river and was very impressed with how they fished and tough they were. They float the river seams very well with a floating line. Last year when you were back ordered on the size I requested I purchased some knock-offs and nothing but bad experiences with them, Drennan Piker Floats are the bomb for steelhead in the Northwest Country.
Oz
Medford, OR
 Drennan floats
Comments: Best float on the market. My hook ups increased by 50% hands down.
Fish Machine
Lansford PA
 Great product. Floats well, very visible
Pros: Casts Well
Best Uses: Deep Water
Comments: they are easy to work with, float high and are very visible on long drifts
Rich
Chehalis, WA
 I won't fish clear water without it!
Pros: It's made with quality, Fish don't spook
Cons: More delicate than others
Best Uses: For clear water steelhead, Fresh Water
Comments: I fish Drennans whenever the visibility gets greater than 4'. It gives me a definite edge here in the Pacific Northwest where few guys fish them.
Merry fishmas
Niagara Falls, NY
 Better than most.
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Deep Water, Fresh Water
Comments: Solid floats. The 20 gram is great for the fast, deep water encountered on the Niagara River. Just don't beat on 'em because they will crack/break if you're not careful with them.
jazz
holley ny
 good product.
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Handle, Easy To Store
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: i plead the fith
Big D
Loomis,CA
 Review of Drennan Crystal Pike #4 Float
Pros: Good strike recognition, Easy To Store, Easy To Handle, Strong, Excellent drift capabilit
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Shore Casting
Comments: These floats are excellent for drift fishing salmon and steelhead.I've used a number of different brands and these are by far the BEST!
Still tryin
Sac, CA.
 If I must use a float...this is it.
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Handle
Comments: Easy to adjust to various conditions.
Paddleman
Northern California
 Good steelhead float
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish
Comments: Good float for steelhead and salmon fishing. Only problem I had was the inline hole was plugged with paint. Easy fix to clean out with small wire.
Neo
Vancouver, BC
 Excellent float
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: Excellent float for steelhead and salmon. Very light and easy to see from a long distance.
Kenrick
Loomis, CA
 amazing float for salmon fishing
Pros: Irresistible to Fish, Easy To Handle
Comments: It helps to use a bobber stop about 8-10 feet above the float. Otherwise, there are too many snags.
tweetyc
niagara falls newyork
 good product but fragile
Pros: Strong
Cons: Poor Construction, Brake easy for the price
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: my old man loves the product just seems little much for something he only gets 2 uses out of very easy to brake
T
Great lakes
 Not just another bobber.
Comments: drifting over weary steel head. light and easy to cast with fat line and bead chain.
Nor the viking fishe
Tillamook, oregon
 I like these bobbers very much
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: These bobbers are very useful in our coastal waters when they run clear.
MikeH
Wenatchee, WA
 Best indicator float ever, bar none.
Best Uses: Trolling, Shore Casting
Comments: Only wish I would have invented this one myself, wow!
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Brewster, Washington
Professional Angler
Still the best float there is...
Pros: Easy To Handle, Irresistible to Fish
Cons: Fragile
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Deep Water, Shore Casting
Comments: Went back and looked at my review of these a couple years ago and it appears I hated these... not the case. It's the only float I use... guiding for 7 years and these are it. I think I should just tell my clients to stop casting on the bank! Best float there is hands down.
Pescador
Nampa, ID
 Drennan Piker Crystal Pike Floats
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Handle, Strong
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: One of the better bobbers I have used for drift fishing for steelhead in the Northwest. Variety of sizes for all types of river conditions.
Rubber1
Western New York
 Nice Floats
Pros: Strong, Easy To Store, Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Handle
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: I prefer to use my floats as slip floats and this is the best clear float made for that purpose. These are pretty durable and are very visible during the day and in low-light conditions.
Salmon river angler
Pa
 High quality
Pros: Strong
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: Works well with a skagit fly line for indicator nymphing. Use backing to create nail knots as float stops.
COHO KID
TAHUYA,WASHINGTON
 I finally found a float that works well
Pros: Casts Well, Good visibility, Tracks river current well
Cons: Can crack if it hits rock
Best Uses: Steelhead and salmon
Comments: I was introduced to the Drennan float by a Northwest Steelhead guide and was very impressed with how they fish and are easy to use. The visibility is excellant and they cast with ease. These are a better product than foam or balsa floats.
Somers Outdoors
Carlton, WA
Professional Angler
 Great Float
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water, Jigging, Deep Water
Comments: A great float for those spooky fish...
SteelheadMark
Pateros, WA
Professional Angler
 The Best Steelhead Float on the Market
Cons: Expensive, Can be brittle
Best Uses: FloatDrift Fishing
Comments: This is the best steelhead float on the market. They are expensive, but our catch rates have drastically improved since starting to use this product 2 years ago. We are putting more fish in the box for clients then ever before! They are expensive, but well worth it.
J.
Portland, Oregon
 Best bang for the buck
Pros: Strong, Good For Variety Of Fish, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: Expensive, yes...but worth every penny.Best float I've used. I fish a lot of pocket water and swift water. These floats can be slowed down like no others I've used. Maximum floatation with minimum water resistance. Lightest floats I've used for the amount of floatation they provide. They have virtually no momentum of their own so when your offering enters slower water, the float immediately slows down and does not drag the offering. Sensitive and visible.
fisherman56
hamburg ny
 flaot fishin
Pros: Strong, Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Store, Easy To Handle
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Deep Water
Comments: handles well in water,perfect shape for light hits,high visability for long distance floats
spoonman
seattle-ballard,wa
you get what u pay for
Pros: Tracks well in water, Good For Variety Of Fish, Very steaththy
Cons: Difficult to Handle
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Shore Casting, Deep Water, Best in rivers
Comments: primarly river fishing for salmon&steelhead can't wait to use them on silvers this year missed a few bites on float&eggs,float would stop & wiggle but not go under.I'm sure fish were biting however float wasn't sensitive enough
steelheadMark
Pateros, WA
Professional Angler
 A great steelhead float for big water
Pros: No surface resistance
Cons: Cracks easily
Best Uses: Steelhead Float Fishing
Comments: There are 3 cons to this product. 1. Expensive 2. Brittle, you must be careful around rocks and bridge pilons. 3. Many times during the cast, the float becomes twisted in your line and you have to reel back in and start over. HOWEVER, we guide and use this product exclusively. The pros far outweigh the cons of this product.
Steelie
MT
 Works with care
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Handle
Cons: Fragile around rocks, Hard to see small size
Best Uses: Calm water, Shore Casting
Comments: Casts and slides on line just fine. Was using in choppy waters and it was hard to see the small dome of the float. Even in calm waters the top is hard to see. Float broke when a cast landed on a rock but that is more the fishers fault than anything.
leondl0
Methow WA
 Sneak up on those fish!!!!
Pros: Easy To Handle, Sneak up on fish, Strong, Easy To Store
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: Very stealthy with a variety of sizes for various conditions
chrome bonker
vancouver wa
 awesome floats
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: an all around good float for steelhead fishing in my neck of the woods. slips under with minimal resistance. the zeppler floats are equally good for steelhead i personally like the #3 floats 20 grams
catchlots
Seattle, WA
 Great floats at a great price!!!
Pros: Strong, Easy To Handle, Easy To Store, Good For Variety Of Fish
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water, Salt Water
Comments: The piker floats are a great float for low clear water. Very sensitive and easy to rig up. The bright orange top can be seen from a great distance.
fishhunter101
Arlington ,Wa
Professional Angler
 piker float
Pros: Easy To Handle
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Jig fishing steelhead, Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: wish the material was stronger breaks easy if you not carfull
SteelheadMark
Pateros, WA
Professional Angler
 The best steelhead float on the market
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: These Drennans have increased our take-downs. With our old floats we were using, finicky fish would not commit when they felt the surface tension. These Drennans have virtually no surface resistance and fish are hooked before they know what hit 'em. The bright orange tops are very visible even 12"+ underwater. They are the premier steelhead float on the market. One caution, they do break easily.
The Guide
Twisp Wa
Professional Angler
 This is the top of the line float
Pros: Indestructible
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Steelhead Float Fishing
Comments: When you can't get fish to hit your jig switch to one of these floats and you will be surprised, they are clear so fish do not see them, I fish leader lengths as short as 12" and as long as 50" and have out fished everybody, they are worth the extra money
Clint
Tri-Cities, WA
Fishing these for 4 years.....
Pros: Easy To Handle
Best Uses: Trolling, Fresh Water, Deep Water
Comments: I've fished these floats for 4years now and I have never had one break on me. When I troll for steelhead/salmon it doesnt matter what float you use...your presentation is always an issue. I troll with the #5 and have made my own weights out of hollow pencil lead on a wire that has little rings at both ends to tie too. Each weight made for each individual float. The thin weight cuts drag down to at least half. Anyhow, they are in my mind the best float you can buy when it comes to slips, and I've used them all. Advice to the other reviews "dont cast into rocks" and they wont break. These float go down with the most of ease so they dont tend to spoke light hitting fish. Worth every cent.
Jeff
Niagara Falls, NY
 Drennan Piker Crystal Pike Floats
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Handle
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water
Comments: Works great on the Salmon in the lower Niagara River near the power dams...Smallmouth bass and Steelhead pull it under and it does not offer hardly any resistance which is a good thing...
Jeff
Niagara Falls, NY
 Salmon Drennan Piker Float Fishing
Pros: Easy To Store, Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Handle
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: This Float will not let you down...Performs snoothly and does not let the wind deflect it..Goes down without very little resistance...Perfect for Salmon fishing from the shore in the lower Niagara River in Niagara Falls, New York..
SteelheadMark
Pateros, WA
Professional Angler
 The premier steelhead float
Pros: Easy To Handle
Comments: These bobbers are the premier steelhead float. Visibility is great. Steelhead bite and the bobber slips easily underwater; there is no surface resistance. We have increased our catch rate because of these floats. The one negative is they are brittle. We get beginner fisherman that cast too far and hit the rocks on shore, and these bobbers will break. But a phenomenal product.
JimmyJazzoid
Seattle, WA
A Go-To Float for Steelhead
Pros: Very Durable, Highly Visible
Best Uses: Steelhead Float Fishing
Comments: Excellent float with minimal splashdown that might spook Steelhead. Prefer the 6, 11, & 20gm sizes, depending on the season, river's flow rate, and weight of desired terminal tackle. (Doesn't require Drennan Mixed Float Caps to use properly, just "bobber stops.") Ideal for NW rivers and streams.
24footjet
Brewster, Washington
Professional Angler
Not durable
Pros: Easy To Handle
Comments: After being turned on to these floats by a client even after watching him crack one while on a trip, I ordered 7 of them. I love the way they react in the water, but take some doing to get them to fish right. I jig and float fish... the bobber has a tendency to get ahead of your presentation, ie... dragging your jig and shrimp behind the bobber making the head of your jig instead of the body the first thing the fish sees. Limit your leader length and put some shot on the end to get rid of this... my catch rate skyrocketed after I did this.. CON and a BIG CON. I have cracked 3 of the bobbers on 5 trips. Extremely fragile. I have 4 clients already purchasing these bobbers because of trips, and I hate to see, and have already told them, of what I have gone through with them.
El Flippo
York Haven, PA
 Best float that I own
Pros: Highly Visible, Versatile, Durable, Good For Variety Of Fish
Cons: Expensive
Best Uses: Lakes, Fresh Water
Comments: I use these floats with my noodle rod to float worms at the local lakes to see what will take the worm. That would be mostly sunfish, of course, but I also catch white perch, yellow perch, and largemouth bass. This is a much better float than the Thill Gold Metal floats that I had been using. It can be rigged as a waggler or center slider. At Lake Marburg the there are big sunfish suspended at about 15 feet by the bridge piers and this float works good in a 'slip bobber' setup. It floats great and is easy to see.
Tony
Western, NY
 high visibility float
Pros: Easy To Use, High visibility, Durable
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: easy to use.Ride high on water. Easy to see even in rough water.
Bill
Bellevue, WA
 Can't wait to try them on the river.
Pros: Easy To Maintain, Durable, Functional, Easy To Use
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: These floats should prove to be much more durable on the rocky rivers where I fish for steelhead.
steeliehunter
lake erie
 awesome floats
Pros: Functional, Easy To Use
Best Uses: River float rig setups
Comments: these are great for the rivers. low profile and clear, they don't spook fish. easy to see when a fish strikes.
steelhead2
Twin Falls, Idaho.
 Drennan Piker Crystal Floats
Pros: Functional, Easy To Use
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: This float will be in my tackle from now on. It is great for steelhead fishing. I am looking forward to using other sizes and colors and would also like to try the Zeppler. It is easy to see and use.
SteveO
Porltand Oregon
 Excellent product
Pros: Functional, Durable, Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: These floats track well in fast or slower water.
Kaleo
Northern Utah
 Drennan: best floats I've ever used!
Pros: Easy To Use, Supple even in icy water, Effective in "skinny" H2O, Durable, Easy To Maintain, Functional
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Comments: When used with the recommended weight, it is extremely sensitive. Because it is soft and pliable, it enters the water quietly on casts and that, combined with its clarity, gets me more hook-ups.
Steeliesteve
Mt. Pleasant, MI
 A great float for the river
Pros: Gives a clean drift, Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy to see the strike
Cons: Cold weather makes tough
Best Uses: Long fast runs, Deep Water
Comments: These are great floats for the weiry steelhead, they give a good clean drift and it's easy to detect a strike. Running the line in this slip bobber style gives a good hook set everytime!!
Steelheader
Walla Walla, WA
 I would buy this product again and again
Pros: Invisible in the water, Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Store, Easy To Handle
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Shore Casting, Deep Water, Salt Water
Comments: Best slip bobber for Steelhead fishing!!
moose
Wenatchee, Washington
This is my new favorite float
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Store, Easy To Handle
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Fresh Water, Deep Water
Comments: I use this float while fishing the upper Columbia River for steelhead. The float casts well and is highly visible even from great distances. The float telegraphs the strike instantly and offers little resistance. The plastic construction makes this float very durable. It is without a doubt the best float for my style of fishing
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