Catch with live bait

Catch with live bait

A typical combination of a fishing rod and a float: A – a rod of the right length, B – kit details: float, load, metal leader and treble, C – how to connect the treble to the leader.

Conditions for live fishing, especially the difficult ones, they themselves dictate (if we agree to the compromise proposed) the need to use stronger and more solid equipment. In difficult conditions, you simply cannot afford the "regulation"” fight and haul of prey, here only the "larger caliber" is effective”.

The rod is decisive; it should be adequately durable, about semi-soft action, lengths even over 3-3,5 m, in very overgrown waters, the optimal length will be 5,5 m. A longer rod can be used to cast live bait on a selected spot, it is also safer to tow among obstacles. Vein, assuming the average weight of the prey, need not be thicker than 0,25-0,35 mm (only thicker in exceptional circumstances). The general rule that recommends the use of the simplest fishing set may not always be taken into account when fishing with live bait, because the float is an indispensable element of the set, metal leader, shortness, and sometimes a weight. However, the principle of the softest and most careful reinforcement of live animals should definitely be respected, of which we have two benefits at once: we will not give lurking predators a reason to doubt the veracity of the bait, and at the same time we will enable the livestock to move in a larger space, thereby increasing the probability proportionally, that it will attract the predator's attention. We will manage to achieve it, when the individual components of the set are not too bulky, rather, we should opt for elements smaller than larger. Common sense is especially recommended when choosing a float, we should not look at it as an ornament of a fishing rod, but as a practical and helpful piece of kit. We expect from the float, to keep the livestock in the chosen place, allowing them some freedom and not immobilizing them in one place. Żywiec should be able to move slowly. Traditional, colorfully colored pike floats”, sometimes as big as a man's fist, means a trip "with a drum on hares."” and rather, they scare off predators. Even if the fish take it, they will probably change their mind, when, when trying to pull the livestock, it will swing lower like on a swing. Less displacement float, the best slim shape is better in all respects. Not even that, that the livestock from time to time will dip it a few centimeters below the surface should be assessed as an advantage, Żywiec works for us – Whether you like it or not, it provokes predators in a larger space. Żywiec "will become smarter after some time."”, the float will bring the tired fish to order – will move back to its original place. But if there was a threat, that the livestock with the float will get tangled in the obstacles, we should choose a slightly larger float, which will keep the fish in check more safely.

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