The list of bream nozzles is quite wide, each of them can work perfectly on certain reservoirs and at one time. But there is a certain set that can be considered universal and the most catchy. If you conduct a poll among the breamholders on the topic “The best bream baits”, then there will be not so many of them. On any one body of water, the list of the best lures and the order in which they go in terms of catching ability vary depending on the season and conditions. One of the main nozzles in the bream assortment is the worm. And immediately a hitch: the worm is not the worm. Don’t say that everyone knows that. Scotch leaf, dung beetle – these are the most common differences, but there are such subtleties that many do not even know about. Let me explain with an example. Somehow a familiar peasant comes up to me, gives me a box of worms and offers: “Try, Marat, a real worm, and throw out your dung beetles.” At first I was a little taken aback, and when I looked at his worms, I immediately realized that he spoke so for a reason.
His worms are also dung beetles, but what kind! Small and very mobile, dark brown in color, very strong, almost firm, with thin stripes. Unfortunately, I don’t know the name of this variety, but we don’t have any at all – I shoveled all the manure heaps. And I went after them specially to the town of my friend – the bream from these worms just loses its head. The worm was named, then the well-known peas. Stop again. At one time, I went to fetch bream every day and suffered a lot with constant steaming of peas. I started experimenting and as a result of almost scientific research I got my “supernose” of plant origin, which firmly took the leading position in my fishing. This is pea semolina, known to many as a mastic. My recipe is extremely simple, which I consider to be correct: the extra odors that are included in complex recipes for mastic, interrupt the main one – the smell of peas, which often reduces the attractiveness of the nozzle.
I do this way. When I prepare peas for bait, at the end of cooking, I collect the aromatic slurry from the surface, cool and knead the semolina on it. Not an ordinary chatterbox in the form of a sticky liquid, but similar to a moderately batter. If you knead it thicker, then you can roll the peas. So I replaced them with peas. Which is very glad. In addition to bream and chub, I fished both crucian carp and roach with a wildcat. Depending on the fish and fishing conditions, the density of the nozzle can be different: from a liquid talker to a viscous dough. One year, as a matter of principle, he caught until the very frost only with a trowel and was in no way inferior to those who caught with maggots and bloodworms. And this is late autumn. An example of a semolina chatter perfectly confirms the complexity of the selection of a nozzle: standard, liquid and sticky, the chatterbox goes very well on roach, and dense pea works great on a breeder and a chub. And this is almost with the same composition.
We continue the list. Worm, peas, semolina, then pearl barley, which also often works. Be sure to add different varieties of bread to the vegetable. And also bloodworms, maggots … A bit too much, however, it turns out. But this is all just the beginning, as there are complex nozzles – sandwiches. In catching a breeder, they play a huge role. There are simply not many possible options, and each sandwich is almost a separate attachment. And after all, these are only variants of combinations of the main baits, and there are also all sorts of unusual pairs, for example, an egg white with a bloodworm – sometimes serve bream only this way and not otherwise. How does it feel?
The roof of even the most inveterate experimenter can move out of thoughts of what to “cross” with. And this is all serious, and not a “game of baits” – tested a thousand times. The simplest example. I fish with two rods – for a worm and for bread separately. Three rises – and silence. I mix nozzles on one fishing rod: I add bread to the worm, and immediately a bite follows. But, in general, the nozzle remains the same! Bread and worm, only on one hook, not different. The classic maggot-bloodworm sandwich works the same way. Separately, bream can generally ignore these baits, and as part of a sandwich, it even favors. In fact, a sandwich is an independent “two-in-one” attachment, such as “crank maggot” or “breadworm”.
But that’s not all. There is such an effective, and therefore very important, technique like changing the nozzle. Again works great across all fish. A fishing rod with a worm that worked perfectly before can stand for an hour without biting, and suddenly, when changing a nozzle, say, to a pearl barley, the float, not having time to stand upright, falls to one side: the bream was standing “at the stern” and simply did not pay attention to the worm. After that you catch a couple of bastards – and again silence. You put the worm on again – and again the bite-rise! And among other things, it is necessary to take into account the ability of the nozzle to cut off small things. When fishing for bream, it is very important to choose a nozzle that will not constantly fiddle with a trifle, which often becomes a real problem. For example, find a replacement for the bloodworm, which the roach eats during the dive. Perhaps enough about the attachments. This discussion can go on and on, and anyway, every angler on his pond has his own proven “local” set.