A wobbler as a light volumetric lure requires a smooth, progressively accelerated casting. This problem forced their designers to come up with an unusually interesting technical solution. For the first time it was used by the Japanese firms DUEL and YO-ZURI, who created the so-called “long casting” system. Wobblers with this system make it possible to cast them over long distances. This system consists of a series of balls inside the wobbler. The balls have the ability to move in the longitudinal axis of the wobbler through a special channel. One of the last balls is a magnet. The very idea of increasing the casting distance is to shift the center of gravity of the bait when casting into the tail of the wobbler. At the beginning of the drive, the balls return to their original position, which gives the wobbler the balance necessary for the game. Located last, the magnetic ball is the retainer of the rest of the balls, since in the working position it is magnetized to a metal plate located strictly under its regular location. Wobblers with such a system are called magnets and have a casting range twice the usual.
As a rule, when fishing with a wobbler, a special spinning rod is used. Considering that usually in our conditions the weight range of wobblers ranges from 2 to 12 g, and casting requires a relatively long rod, rods with a length of 2.4 to 2.8 m with weight tests 2-10, 3-15 should be considered optimal. , 5-15 g. The build is preferable to medium-fast, which allows you to cast a light volumetric bait and at the same time perform a specific wobbler wiring.
Wobbler wiring is a task for the spinning player and is both simple and difficult at the same time. The game of the bait and the depth of passage of the wobbler are set by the manufacturer. However, you can make your own, albeit insignificant, correction to the work of the bait. By changing the speed of the drive, you can increase or decrease the frequency of movements of the wobbler, in some cases this can have a decisive effect on the instincts of the predator. Despite the fact that the depth of the route is set by the company, you can make adjustments to this parameter. If it is necessary to hold the wobbler as deep as possible, then the longest casting should be carried out and, when the bait is laid, lower the tip of the spinning rod to the water itself, and, if necessary, immerse it in the water. If you want to hold the bait as close to the surface as possible, after casting the rod is placed vertically and, when navigating, it rises up with outstretched arms.
If you lead the bait at the very bottom and feel that the blade of the wobbler is catching the bottom, then lifting the tip of the rod, you tear the bait off the bottom, forcing the wobbler to go a little higher. So, one and the same bait, and the fisherman gets a choice between imitation of a briskly fleeing fry or a barely swimming sick fish. At the same time, it is possible to adjust the depth of passage of the wobbler over sections of the bottom of different depths. In the process of fishing, you can use the combined wobbler wiring, using its ability, depending on the model, to float, hang in the water column or sink. At the beginning of the wobble, you drive the floating wobbler to the specified depth and, after a few meters, stop the wiring. Then, as soon as the wobbler pops up, continue wiring, and so on until the very “tulip” of the rod.
A huge advantage of floating wobblers is the ability to wiring them by “alloy”. On the current, the angler has the opportunity to float a wobbler over a considerable distance, which allows him to deliver the bait to the fish “fight” zone. This technique is especially effective when catching asp. In addition, if a hefty chub lurks deep under the overhanging bushes, then you can take it only by running a floating wobbler downstream under the bushes. When fishing in “windows” of clean water on a section of the reservoir covered with algae, the floating wobbler allows the wobble to be guided in short jerks with stops. The predator – and this is mainly a pike – often attacks the wobbler during a pause.
A wobbler with neutral buoyancy, after stopping the posting, hangs in the water column, and the predator’s bite follows, as a rule, immediately after the bait resumes its movement. The sinking wobbler allows you to make stepped wiring in the bottom zone, while providing a very “appetizing” game. The work of the wobbler largely depends on how correctly it is attached to the fishing line. Wobblers, especially small ones, are very capricious lures and do not tolerate deaf attachment to the line. In the recent past, RAPALA recommended tying the wobbler with a special knot. In fact, the bait was attached to a loop of fishing line, which did not interfere with the game of the wobbler. But such a unit is a very unreliable structure in terms of strength. DUEL has solved this problem very simply. There is a small winding ring on the fastening loop of the wobbler, which in fact performs the function of that very string loop.
The game of the wobbler is also very negatively affected by the use of a coarse swivel with a carabiner or a metal leash. Recently, with the advent of high-quality swivels and leash materials, the problem of correctly equipping a wobbler does not exist. For the spinning player, each new wobbler is an additional opportunity to deceive predatory fish. Any new wobbler requires testing, in order to understand its capabilities, for each new place, choose a lure that has the most tempting game and corresponding to the depth of the fishing area. In such a situation, the angler needs to hold the bait at a speed that provides the most attractive game, and then the wobbler will do everything himself.
Wobblers are an unusually interesting layer of spinning lures, which leave the inquisitive angler with many options to experiment with different combinations of wires. Mastering fishing with a wobbler is another step in improving the skill of spinning. The author of the article sincerely hopes that this material will allow you, asking yourself the question: “What can a wobbler do?” – answer in the affirmative: “Wobbler can do anything!”