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How to avoid becoming a victim of fishing advertising

We will help the fishermen to understand the advertising mist that sellers let in to sell new baits, baits and gear. Are they catchy like we are told.

Nowadays, fishing advertising, pushing sales of new gear, baits, baits, usually presents them as “improving catches.” This is usually not a blatant lie, but it is impossible to call such statements true, but half the truth is not worth much for a fisherman, and the higher this awareness, the more and more often you fish.

As one famous satirist used to say – “how much to hang”? So how much does it improve catches? Always, everywhere, at all? And does it improve at all? It is clear that there is a common excuse about the fishing interest, they say, if not even catchy, it is interesting to try a new thing. And I’m not interested if it doesn’t add in quantity, quality of catches, and I’m sure that I’m not alone in this, because there is plenty of interest directly in the fishing process.

How to avoid becoming a victim of fishing advertising

Winter bait
Here in the winter I like to run around for a perch with vertikalka, and it was the case, succumbed to advertising – bought branded Swedish and Finnish lures for a couple of pieces of different models, and, of course, “pecked” on balancers. But he did not improve his catches with these baits, no matter how hard he tried, there is no cardinal breakthrough! Virtually no worse than catching homemade vertikalki domestic production. “Practically” because some effect from an expensive “firm” is still caught, but this effect is so minimal that it can be neglected. Or maybe there is no effect? Just inspired himself, justifying spending on expensive bait. If this effect is significant, when a fish goes to the gutless, then it is another thing – give me that and more … But this does not happen. I tell many people how I came off a great perch with a balda, having experienced this bait for the first time. So, that fishing became a “control shot” in front of a long strip of very weak perch biting during the period of a heavy thaw. The weather is grim – rain, mirror-like ice, transparent, two centimeters of water from above, perch are pecking everywhere up to 50 g. I spent the whole day retiring, and did not take a single test fish. And before the bulb, all the brand and other baits, including the noodle, which had so cheered me on my last fishing trip, were large perch, the fish seemed to have died out.

For spinning
Or in spinning with its incredible variety of artificial baits, which advertising about fishing pushes the most zealously. Especially wobblers, to whom I have a prejudice because of their high prices. And it would be ok if it was justified, as in trolling, where admirers of this method do not particularly complain about the price, because the wobbler is more constructive on the head than all the other baits, this is clearly seen by the fishermen catching on large rivers and lakes. But where are these global advantages of wobblers when catching in a cast, the same extolled twitching? I believe only to my eyes, and they don’t see these advantages even on the most suitable for twitching overgrown, shallow lakes with working depths of 0.5-1.5 m, which is full of pike, but it is better to take on the turntables. I see people catching wobblers, but they don’t catch more than lovers of turntables! I tried it myself, but something doesn’t work, and again I go astray on spinners.

I admit that I did not catch it, I did not understand, I didn’t get those models, I didn’t jerk like that, but after giving some time to the wobblers, I’m convinced that they can’t catch fish much more than spinners and rubber. There can be no wobbler cardinal jump, a breakthrough! It is simply counterintuitive. If this were so, would spinners and tires survive? Can a spinningist choose bait to the detriment of his catch? I do not huy anything new, including wobblers. I know that these lures are very interesting to someone, they love to catch them, people are attracted by the complexity of their development.

Previously, he made wobblers with a propeller on the tail of wood, painted it with his own hands, gave it to a friend of his friend, then covered it with epoxy – it was a super thing, and how many pikes it caught! Then it seemed that there was no better bait, but soon a banal ripper appeared, showing that he could catch better and larger … Many things came and the moneymaker began to lure money from the angler; But this is only many years ago, during the Soviet period, there was indeed a need to buy certain baits, of which there were extremely few, and a significant part of “none.” I remember that in order to confidently catch pike on our lakes, the shooters “Udachnaya”, “Miraculous”, and especially “Chernospinka” were necessary. To not have them was to deprive oneself of a lot of bites. There was nothing to catch, if you only look at the shop windows. And now open the box of almost any spinningist, so why is there just not! But for the most part effective tires, ordinary and edible. The latter, by the way, is less and less advertised, because they are beginning to overwhelm the Chinese, which the fishermen already praise no less than the firm …

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