Among fans of winter fishing, there are many adherents of fishing with various reels, bolds, devils, goats, witches and other “evil spirits”. But for some reason, a very small number of anglers pay due attention to such a versatile and catchy lure as the microbalda. And by the way in vain. For me personally, this lure is probably the number one lure for fishing from ice, if you do not take into account the classic jig for fishing with bloodworms. You can catch any fish with a microbald, and this bait works great on a variety of reservoirs: on natural lakes, reservoirs, river oxbows, and so on. This is due to the fact that this bait reminds fish of its natural food source.
Microbalda has a number of advantages over other rewinder reels. The main advantage, I believe, is its ease of learning. This bait is easy enough to “manage”. Unlike all sorts of devils and rewoundless ones, for each of which you still need to pick up the wiring and “fill your hand”, it is relatively easy to do the wiring with a micro-ball. Moreover, you can fish with this bait with a variety of nods, ranging from ordinary lavsan nods, and ending with springs from a twisted line.
The wiring of the micro-beam is also quite easy to master. As a rule, this is the usual “up” wiring with preliminary tapping on the bottom. Conditionally, the wiring with a micro-ball can be divided into two types: active and passive. Active posting is carried out with a more amplitude “acceleration” of the bait with a nod with a sufficiently fast ascent rate. As a rule, this posting is used as a search one, or when the fish is actively feeding. Passive guidance is the other way around: the speed of lifting the lure is very slow, the amplitude of the nod oscillations is minimal. From the outside, it may seem that with such a wiring, the microbald does not play at all, but this impression is deceiving. Due to the fact that the hooks on the bait hang freely on the line, they begin to “play” and move from the slightest movements with a nod and a rod.
During the posting, you can make small pauses, and it is also worth taking a pause in the final phase of the posting, since the fish very often grabs the bait precisely during these pauses. This is especially true when the fish is passive. When she actively feeds, bites usually occur either on preliminary tapping of the bait on the bottom, or during the first ascent of the bait. As a rule, 2-3 guides are enough to determine the presence of active fish under the hole. But sometimes there are situations that you need to make 5-6 passes per hole to make the fish bite. And as a rule, larger fish bite in this way, which behaves more carefully.
You should not hesitate with hooking, and you need to hook the fish very quickly and clearly after biting. This is especially true when we fish roach, since this fish is distinguished by very fast and sharp bites, sometimes it literally hits the micro-ball and it can be quite difficult to hook it.
As for the fishing rods, you can use completely different options, but I prefer to fish with balalaikas with a well-tuned friction, and preferably with long and soft whips. A tuned friction and a long soft whip are very important when we fish at a shallow depth (up to 2-3 meters) and large enough fish can bite. Then these two points will help you not to break the bait after the hook and cope with the trophy.
The only thing to pay attention to, especially for beginners to master this tackle, is how to tie it correctly. Do not make a loop that is too long. The optimal buttonhole length is 2 centimeters or so. It should also be remembered that it is advisable to tie up the bait from time to time during fishing, especially after catching large fish.
The main fish caught on the micro-bald are perch and roach; in reservoirs, it can be very good for catching a bream with bream on fed holes. But the advantage of this bait is that it collects fish well even without using bait.
Therefore, if you are looking for a tackle for winter fishing that will allow you to catch fish in a wide variety of reservoirs and conditions, then be sure to try fishing with a micro-ball. You will be pleasantly surprised by its simplicity, versatility and catchiness.