In many areas of life, details sometimes determine success. The same also applies to bottom line fishing with a feeder.
Fishing with a TV set is extremely simple and even novice anglers quickly become successful. However, if someone goes fishing with a TV set a little longer, usually begins to wonder, what to do, for even better results and (to wrap the fish even in unfavorable conditions. In fishing, just like in life, Often, mere details are decisive for successes. Imagine, for example, that we are fishing in some reservoir with very strong fishing pressure. The local fish are very careful and, as a rule, try to stay as far as possible from the shore. If we want to keep catching them anyway, we are left with nothing else, how to throw the right distance.
So there are two possibilities – or we'll opt for a heavier feeder, or we will wind a thinner line on the reel. Personally, I am inclined to the latter, a more sophisticated solution. After all, modern high-quality lines have such durability, that years ago we could only dream about it.
Bow tie and rear sight
If we want to take full advantage of all the advantages of fishing with a feeder in still water, we must try to throw as precisely as possible in the same place. Only then will the groundbait and fish concentrate on a relatively small area. Throwing the same distance and in the same direction every time is not that difficult. We do it something like this – while retrieving the rod, we target a characteristic point of reference on the opposite bank. Just like when aiming with a rifle, when you need to play a bow tie with a rear sight, set the rod on the other side of the tank before the next cast and throw it perfectly straight ahead. The direction will then always match. Only then will we keep the same distance, if after the first cast we clamp the line in a clip on the reel spool or tighten a rubber band on the spool.
After making the throw, tighten the line, so that we can easily notice bites on the slightly curved tip. Sharpening the rye is not such an easy activity, especially when we fish at very long distances.
Flooding the fishing line
After making a long throw, the line bulges in the air and then it hangs freely in the water. Normal line sinks in water very slowly and if it is still loose, we need to wind it a little on the reel, until the rod tip reaches the already established position.
The sinking of the fishing line is much faster, if the line itself sinks. Each line sinks in water if it is well degreased. So it is enough to pull it through a piece of sponge soaked in washing up liquid. We can also buy a sinking fishing line right away (for example Milo or Platil). The line will go underwater faster if, similar to fishing with a floating float, immediately after the cast, immerse the rod tip in the water and twist the handle a few times, sinking the line. However, we should do it sensitively, otherwise the groundbait will leak out of the feeder excessively. We turn the crank very slowly and try to keep a slight contact with the TV set sinking in the water. After the basket falls to the bottom, it is usually enough to put the stick on the supports laterally, that the line is stretched properly.
Fishing on a cold winter day in the canal is completely different. At this time of the year, the fish are very picky and eat very gently. Bites are poorly visible even on the most delicate tip. To remedy this, that is, it is better to perceive fine nicks, I suggest you the following trick. After casting the rod, do not stretch the line to the end, but we let it hang like that, that a slight bulge forms in the air. We do not take this bulge out of our sight any more. Bites are indicated by slight tension or movement of the hanging line. The loose line is the most sensitive of all the bite indicators I know. For every, even a slight movement of the line is reacted immediately, quite energetic.