Though Loomis uses a rig consisting of a standard bottom-bouncing pencil lead and three-way swivel, tails or baby crayfish can be fished successfully on float setups. These rigs are becoming popular in rivers where there is some consistency to the bottom depth. Sensitive European-type floats are used. Just below the float the leader is weighted with strings of split shot so that the float will sink at the slightest resistance, telegraphing a take. Normally, one or two lighter shot are used nearer the bait. You'll want a long spinning rod (as mentioned above), since the float and the shot are fixed. Otherwise, if you're fishing 10 feet of water, for example, you won't be able to crank in all that terminal rigging.