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Masking set gear

Masking gear tackles in summer and winter. Probably every fisherman had to face the problem of preserving his fixed gear from ruin and abduction. The onlookers idly wandering along the banks and embankments of the rivers flowing within the city boundaries strive to spoil and destroy the tackle. They often cannot indifferently pass by the tackle installed on the shore, if the fisherman either slumbers nearby or has retired somewhere in his business just for a couple of minutes. Returning, he may find that someone’s disgusting hand has already walked through his parking lot and tackle.

No less worry is delivered by vacationers who rent boats and hang on them in all directions with noise and din, throwing garbage overboard and for some reason having time to pull out the poles of pockets. It is absolutely impossible to explain these actions with some logic and common sense. Okay, they would just pull out the poles, although it is not clear here – why? But it also happens that with the flyer-cracker attached to the pole of the pole, it is pulled out of the bottom and thrown onto the water. Where is the meaning and at least some explanation of these actions? Therefore, in recent times I have been trying not to catch on live-stock fixed gear within the city, although there are plenty of pikes in the city river. If I am setting up summer slants, then for a short time the dawn. And now I never leave the poles of wimps stuck in the bottom, but I pull them out and hide them in the willow bushes.

In winter, the tackle of fishermen, who left their toes on the ice plateau for the night, also began to be exposed to the recent invasion of dishonest people. Only these raids involve no longer idle lounging onlookers who cannot be lured into this icy desert in the cold even at night, but people who are prepared to steal the sticks are purposefully removing the gear for their needs or just to give them away for a bottle of moonshine or fake alcohol.

Masking in the winter
In winter, it is relatively easy to disguise the rogues, keeping the bait on the tackle and, if necessary, in working form, that is, with the possibility of catching the predator on the tackle in a modified form. Which one? If on the ice there are left-handed classic characters, then of course it’s harder to hide them. Considering that both homemade and factory made gear are made according to the scheme — stand, stand with a coil, a flag on a spring — it is impossible to cover them with snow. The bump of snow will be too high, which is also suspicious and striking. The only way out is to close the well with the fishing line and live fish on a hook dropped in advance under the ice with a stand. The box will have to be removed and put together with the stand on the stand. Then you need to straighten two meters of free fishing line and put them also on the stand in the form of rings, and then wrap the line around the rack a couple of times, fixing it securely in this form. Tackle should be covered with fresh fluffy snow, but not raw. Left in this form zherlitsa will be suitable for night fishing for burbot, but the bait fish at the same time should be lowered to the bottom. At least, if it does not take burbot, the live fish will be preserved for morning fishing better than in a cane or in a netted container dropped under ice.

More functional and versatile are the non-coiled wagons, which is replaced by a plastic reel, where the equipment is located and at the same time being a flag from the other end. After a day of fishing, the reel is detached from the mount of the mount and lowered under the ice on the crossbar, placed on the hole. Then the hole is closed stand and covered with snow.

How to mask gear in winter

Summer disguise
In the summer, I adapt myself to make secretive zherlitsy, which by the nature of the functional more like some Donkey. Tackle is set as follows. First, from the peg disguised in the grass, sedge or in the bushes, thick fishing line is laid on the bottom, of course, from the boat. Since the zherlitsa should be installed in a good place next to the grass, the line is wound up over a strip of coastal water lilies and on its edge the tooling itself is lowered to the bottom, where an undergrowth and a leash with a hook are attached to the sliding weight. The bait with live bait is held above the bottom by a float, rod and another sinker. The scheme is complicated, but effective and secretive. Of course, it was possible to put a sinker with a leash and live bait on the bottom, but there was a lot of moss and vegetation on the lake at the bottom. Therefore, it is necessary to raise live bait over the bottom.

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