Camouflage fixed gear in summer and winter. Probably, every fisherman had to deal with the problem of preserving his shutter tackle from ruin and abduction. Onlookers are trying to spoil and destroy the tackle, idly staggering along the banks and embankments of rivers flowing in the city. They often cannot indifferently walk past the tackle installed on the shore, if the fisherman either slumbers nearby or retired somewhere on his own business for just a couple of minutes. When he returns, he may find that someone’s disgusting hand has already gone through his parking lot and tackle.
Vacationers are no less anxious who rent boats and dangle on them in all directions with noise and din, throwing garbage overboard and having time to pull out the poles of the girders for some reason. It is absolutely impossible to explain these actions by any logic and common sense. All right, they would just pull out the poles, although here it is not clear why? But it happens that with a flyer, attached to the top of the pole, it is pulled out of the bottom and thrown into the water. Where is the meaning and at least some explanation of these actions? Therefore, lately I have been trying not to fish with live bait tackle within the city limits, although the city river is full of pike. If I arrange summer gutters, it is for a short time in the morning dawn. And now I never leave the poles of the vents stuck in the bottom, but I pull them out and hide them in the willow bushes.
In winter, fishing tackle, leaving their gates for the night on the ice plateaus have also recently begun to be invaded by dishonest people. Only in these raids are no longer idly staggering onlookers who can not be lured into the frost into this icy desert, and even at night, but quite prepared people steal the girders, purposefully removing the tackle for their needs or just to give them later for a bottle of moonshine or fake alcohol.
In winter, it is relatively easy to disguise the girders, keeping the live bait on the tackle and, if necessary, in working form, that is, with the possibility of catching the predator with the tackle in a modified form. Which one? If classic-looking vents are left on the ice, then it is, of course, more difficult to hide them. Considering that both homemade and factory tackles are made according to the scheme – a stand, a rack with a reel, a flag on a spring, it is impossible to cover them with snow. A bump of snow will be too high, which is also suspicious and striking. There is only a way out – to close the hole with a stand with a fishing line passed through the hole and live bait on a hook, lowered in advance under the ice. The flag will have to be removed and put on the stand together with the stand. Then you need to bleed two meters of free fishing line and put them also on a stand in the form of rings, and then wrap the line a couple of times around the stand, securely fixing it in this form. The tackle should be covered with fresh fluffy snow, but not wet. The girder left in this form will be suitable for night fishing for burbot, but the live bait must be lowered to the bottom. At least, if he does not take burbot, then live bait will be preserved for morning fishing better than in a canoe or in a mesh container lowered under the ice.
More functional and versatile are the burrs without a coil, which is replaced by a plastic reel, where the equipment is located and at the same time is a flag from the other end. After a day’s fishing, the reel is unfastened from the gutter mounts and lowered under the ice on a crossbar placed on the hole. Then the hole is closed with a stand and covered with snow.
In the summertime, I got used to arranging secretive vents, which, in terms of the nature of their functionality, are more like some kind of donkey. The tackle is installed as follows. First, from a peg, disguised in the grass, sedge or in the bushes, a thick line is laid out along the bottom, naturally from a boat. Since the zherlitsa should be installed in a good place next to the grass, the fishing line starts behind the strip of coastal water lilies and the rig itself sinks along its edge to the bottom, where the undergrowth and a leash with a hook are tied behind a sliding sinker. The leash with live bait is held above the bottom by a float, a twig and another sinker. The scheme is complex, but effective and secretive. You could, of course, just put a sinker with a leash and live bait on the bottom, but there is a lot of moss and vegetation at the bottom of the lake. Therefore, you have to raise the live bait above the bottom.
Alexander Tokarev and fishx.org
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