Vibro-tails and wobblers like Rapala. A bit of history with the answer to the question.

Answering the question @Deepnight I would like to add a photo. While responding to the comment, it turned out to write about vibro-tails.

Question: A rumor has passed that you are now gaining the experience of fishing on vibes in the summer. I would also be interested to read about it.

Answer: If you mean a vibro-tail (and in theirs – a ripper), then I will tell such a story. Vibro-tails appeared in Novosibirsk in the winter of 1994. These were the United States "panderosis 5" and "panderosis 10" from the St. Petersburg company "Pampali" (dealer). Already in March-April of the same year, they learned to fish on them. Vibro-tails, as super-similar imitations, perfectly catch fish at the lowest water temperatures. They catch the May pike if the baits (metal imitations of fry) do not work. In the summer they finish off moody fish. Panderosa competitors were domestic vibro-tails from the Saturn plant (Moscow). This factory, like our Petrel, was engaged in the production of fishing tackle. Vibro-tails were original, not made of silicone, had a peculiar game and were caught perfectly. But the impetus for their development was precisely the American vibro-tails. Yes, such that with the arrival of the container at the Sport store on ul. Kotovsky at the door "to the opening" gathered a crowd of people. Sharpened and homemade from different rubber.

Later, having got to the exhibition-fair "Fishing Paradise-98" (a week before the August crisis). I talked to the person whose name tag read: "Deputy Director of the Saturn plant '' '' in their pavilion. He asked why their last vibro-tails had lost the translucency effect, they became one gray and more oak. He simply explained that other plastic granules were sent from Ufa. Later they were discontinued, and the wonderful "panderoses" disappeared. But, in general, the range has grown tremendously.

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Now available – a huge selection of rippers: and "hooves" for lakes, and "relaxation" for the current, and universal "bass assassins" and so on. The vibro-tail is mounted on a jig-head with a soldered hook, for example, such as a “boot”. A vibro-tail planted on an eared head loses the Archimedean fulcrum and does not give the desired game, which is undesirable.

It turns out that for any time of the year they are one of the best lures. They are best used wherever technically feasible. For example, it is practically impossible to submit them on an ultra-long cast, on a bypass leash ("Ob classic").

If ratlin is called a vibe (a wobbler, the blade of which is located on its back), then I have been using it for a long time, since the 90s. This wobbler is used vertically, when fishing from holes in the winter, and in the plumb line – in the summer. But actually this wobbler, in terms of volume-to-mass, is the hardest. After him are only cicadas. It is most often used when fishing in reservoirs. It flies the farthest, sinks the fastest. This was also told by Oscar Sobolev in video films, when fishing on one of the reservoirs near Moscow. With the same characteristics on the Ob, with its shallow depths and currents, it is priceless. When fishing at the beginning of the season, in high water, along the submerged, steep, rocky shores. The stream is stronger than in the fall every 20 times. The whole fry, and after it the pike perch, are nailed to the shore. All fishing takes place in short: fishing rods of 1.8-2.1 m (because there will always be bushes around you), casting is also short – up to 10 meters, along the stones, downstream. The closer to you, the lower the peak falls. It happens that the cord is already shorter than the rod and at that moment – a bite! If the water is relatively clear, then right before your eyes. Rattlin (the name comes from the Finnish company Rapala, which invented it first) behaves optimally in such conditions: the blade digs it down strongly, a strong stream, despite the mass, pushes it up. There is, on average, half-water, along the stones, i.e. perfect. On the stone "teal", immediately bite – a boom!)) The blades, like wobblers of other types, do not break off, because they are not (there is, but this is part of the body). On my old 6-centimeter ratlin beaten with teeth, the muzzle was beaten from the stones so much that it was torn off from the body twice with a decorative coating. Easily restored with a drop of Super. Other blades will not stand this. The length of the ratlin should not exceed 6 cm. In the Finnish version – a longer and heavier one will quickly find its hook. VASKHNILovsky ratlins (now it’s clear that they are “vibes”, since besides the ratlins there are a great many of them now) they are wider in volume and can be longer than the Rapal “six”.

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In the picture, the left wobbler beaten by pike perch is Rapala, and VASKHNILovsky is on the right. Their abdominal tee is replaced by a double sting up or removed at all. You can clearly see how the muzzle of the bait was broken.

Glad to share the experience. Thanks for the good questions,

Sergey Shatalov.