What balancer to choose and tackle for the rocker?
How to choose a stabilizer for winter fishing? The question most asked. And like to answer it easily is not, but then there are a lot of nuances. Today varieties of balancers on the market of fishing equipment lot — classic-wings, a large head, and chain and tassel… But if you do the first steps, it is better to start with an easy one.
The length of the balancer. In our conditions, the optimal linear size perches balancer — 40-50 mm. I, it means the distance from the exit of the nose of the hook body until the end of the tail. If you add length to the nose and tail single hooks, the overall size may increase by 20-40%. Balance wheels less than 40 mm and 50 mm more at first, I wouldn’t be abused. Sometimes they “shoot”, but when doing the first steps, they rarely lead to success.
The color of the balancer. Should focus on two variants of colouring of a body balancer: bright (“flashy”) and calm tone (natural). From myself I will recommend to choose another color — black or very dark — the statistics of last season showed their effectiveness.
Tail blade. It is due to this detail the lure has one or another game. Structurally, this detail can be flat or triangular, it is usually made of plastic.
There is also a rocker, the tail hook them with a brush. These lures give a more smooth, soft, calm game. But they have a drawback: when moving from hole to hole they should not keep long in the open air, since accumulated in the brush the water is quickly frozen, and it can change the game balancer. Attempts to dry the tail with your fingers don’t always help. But still it is useful to have these balancers in your Arsenal.
Form. The body shape of the beams is also very diverse. The developers bring a lot of arguments in favor of their decisions. Perhaps, through experimentation you can determine which form what conditions more consistent. We also will focus on proven products such well-known companies as RAPALA, AQUA, HALI LINDROOS, LUCKY JOHN, KARISMAX, FINLAND.
Especially some followers. This is to talk at least in order to understand what problems can occur, if you buy a balancer of a firm. But just want to emphasize that everything listed here — regularly brings the fish to bite.
RAPALA Jigging Rap (colors CLN, FP BSR). For fishing in our conditions often have to put more appropriate sized tees. Though the perch and does not have sharp teeth like pike, but still inflicts his “toothbrush” small scratches on the bait. And since, due to the high ulovistost baits for one fishing you can catch more than a dozen tails, the season, the rocker “by heart” can try not one hundred perches. Although the loss of color of the lure does not lose its ulovistost, but its outward appearance is poor.
KUUSAMO Tasapaino (color GR/Fye/FR, and BL/R/Silver, RB/GRe-S). Tee necessarily be replaced with larger ones. I still can’t understand why the manufacturer puts such little regular tees. But the lure is equipped with good single hooks.
HALILINDROOS Tuuloos (of any color). Single hooks rather weak, and this is manifested not so much in the handles fish as the inevitable contact with the bottom surface of the ice. The tail is deteriorating rapidly — it either rips particularly zealous individuals, or by the negligence of the Fisher. But it is not necessary for this reason to be upset — it’s easy to restore yourself. But the size of the suspended tee in this case is absolutely optimal.
Karismax Model 4 (color S8, S18, S13) a good choice. All here listed rocker, has the most powerful single hooks, has a good paint coating. But it is expensive.
AQUA Classic (color 019R, 102, 002R). About these baits you can say: “took out of package and went to catch”. Equipped with quality hooks. All of them well, he has a good reputation and popular, to choose his fishing including. The only thing that can be criticized — many have balance weights before use to clean the paint from the mounting ring.
LUCKY JOHN Fin 4 (color 20, 12HRT, 16H). I will say briefly: excellent working model, happy with everything in it, but it is better to work on. Completion of the balancer. Usually it is to replace the suspension hook, which is not satisfied by the size. In such cases, I use the treble hooks of the Japanese firm OWNER (the ST-11 UL No. 14-10), although there are suitable hooks and other manufacturers. Most importantly, they were sharp, and it is not necessary to granulate with the size. A small hook spinner bait you can still somehow pull out of the fish, and with a balancer due to its structure it is sometimes very difficult to do.
Spinning for the rocker
Spinning for the rocker. When choosing, pay attention to its design and the manufacturer. The overall quality of execution and materials of the best fishing rods do the Finns. Some are deterred from the price. When on the counter next to the Finnish winter rod is exactly the same, but of unknown manufacturer and sold it in 2-3 times is cheaper, and pulls to save money. And here we must recall the saying: “Miser pays twice.” When selecting spinning for fishing, better to take a “Finn” than a copy.
As for design, the preferred spinning reel with a diameter of 50-60 mm, With the smaller reels fishing line will come off the rings, and it can be a nuisance. Udilnika with larger coils have more weight, and it is no use to us. It is advisable to have the key brake it will quickly change the depth of fishing. The optimal length of a spinning — 35-45 cm Too short can cause some inconveniences when playing a lure, and long is more suitable for fishing standing. In my experience, it is when perch fishing often have to sit on the box, than to stand near the wells, so it’s best not to abuse long udilnika.
Handle size (length and diameter) should allow to catch in the gloves, or without them. My rods the handle has a length of 7-9 cm Desirable material — cork or neoprene. Some Ugolnikov the handle is made of cold plastic is not the best choice. In the market models. I recommend to pay attention to KLТЕНО 50 (Finland), KARISMAX Mach 6 AR (Finland), DELF1N 502KPR VR (Finland).
Nod. Long ago, I use silicone a nod. There have been attempts to use polyester and metal, but these nods I have not caught. Yes, silicone has its drawbacks, and the most important is that when rewinding the fishing line nod clogged with ice. But its simplicity, low cost, mechanical strength, block all minuses. If you can not use silicone a nod, then try to have your chosen material is not introduced into the game balancer side effects. We are talking about that when posting, when the balancer comes to the bottom, a nod under the action of elasticity gave him extra moves and didn’t throw up again.
Fishing line. Recommended thickness of 0,15-0,18 mm. thinner is better not to, because the fishing line is exposed to sufficiently strong stress at the site of attachment to the bait, and the fish are constantly in contact with the edge of the ice. If you put thicker, when fishing at depths of 4-5 m may deteriorate the game is a small bait. Besides, such a scaffold brighter pronounced “memory effect” (when the line after reeling off coil rings), and the weight of the balancer can be enough to pull the monofilament in a line. Yes, some time after the start of fishing line will stretch, but a negative effect on the bite up to this point may spoil part of fishing.
When attaching the balancer to the line you need to follow an important rule: the bait must have the maximum freedom. Deaf mount greatly limits his game. For these purposes, it is best to use a simple clasp with swivel. My opinion — despite its small size, the balance weight for catching of a perch, anyway, starting to twist the fishing line. We can deal with them, for example, using the line of large diameter, but the most effective option vertucci. They better not to save. One package can last a long time, of course, provided that you do not catch in a potentially dangerous to bait the places where the probability of hooks.
The tactics of fishing on the balancer
From the beginning of the fishing embark on what will have to drill a lot of holes. Hole it is better to drill at a distance of 10-15 m and make them a few at a time. I do 4-5. If it is hard or unusual, you can stay at 2-3. But this does not mean that the more holes, the more fish. I saw the bite — hold on the hole. Found changes in topography — pay more attention to this place.
The game better to see with your own eyes, but still try to describe it. My basic wiring to a new hole is as follows: balancer feature in the 20-30 cm from the bottom, slowly raise it by 30-40 cm and dropping 10, 15 times to the same water horizon. Pause between repetitions is 1-2 seconds. Then, if depth allows, begin lifting the bait in increments of 10-15 cm should be lifted, without interrupting the game, that is not podmotat fishing line, and raise his hand higher and higher. I happened that when the rod was located at arm’s length above the head, then at the last moment would bite.
If no bites, move to another hole. Was the bite — a bit late in this place. You can change the duration of the pause or put the other arm. But personally, I change lures just in case, if too often empty bite or if one of my partners catches fish very close, and my catch is not increased. And now some of the subtleties. If you are haunted by the empty bite, after another attempt of perch to attack your balancer is not necessary to strike and reset the bait. It sounds easy but hard to do — the hand itself, on the machine makes cutting.
Alternatively, put a free hand over the top of the rod and when the next bite just push down. From the looks strange, but the bass is sometimes like and subsequent bite can be effective. You can also not strike after the bite, and continue to steadily play the bait. Repeat steps 10-15 times, the bass just flies into a rage from these games. If you these methods are not suitable, then there are only two ways. First you stubbornly sit on the hole and change their style or move the balance weights. Second — go to look for more cooperative fish.