Fishing on the balancer. Techniques winter fishing

The balancer is an artificial lure that resembles a small fish, can be different colors. In the head and in the tail of the bait located single hooks soldered tip up.

Various balancers

Top and bottom bait attached two loops: the lower one for the extra tee, and the upper for attachment of a fishing line. Stabilizer at the tail of the “fish” is a mandatory component. Thanks to this there is a variety of game balancer. The length of the balancer can be from 2 to 9 cm.

The contents

  • Game balancer
  • Training film fishing in the winter on balance weights
  • Types of balancers
    • Balance weights, of which the classic triangular tail
    • Followers with a larger head
    • Narrow-nosed (of Sudakovo) balancer
    • The rocker, whose tail fur tassel
    • Balance weights made of silicone
    • The size of the lure
    • The color balancer
    • Hanging hook
  • The technique of fishing on the balancer
    • Tackle for fishing on the balancer
  • Conclusion

Game balancer

Hanging on the line balancer in the air should raise its front portion. The angle of elevation of the head of small models somewhat steeper than in large models, and some models of beams can hang generally perpendicular to the line. For each model the angle of inclination of the individual. Omitting the balancer to water, it will take a horizontal or nearly horizontal position. This balance helps to ensure that when the stroke of the rod due to hydrodynamic properties the balancer goes to the side as far as possible. The better balancer and it turns out the farther side he will take – the more time the lure will swim in the opposite direction, thus attracting the potential victim.

This allows the bait to sh in a large territory. In the process of catching the balancer in water makes the figure, which is similar to eight. When the balancer is lowered into the water, it is at the lowest point of the trajectory line is drawn vertically. While swinging the fishing rod when the fishing line thanks to its hydrodynamic properties pulls the bait up, lowering the tail, the balancer is moved sharply to one side. Then, moving by inertia “fish” goes even further. Once the balancer take up the slack of the fishing line, it stops its forward movement, turns and returns according to the principle of the pendulum to the lower starting point. After a pause, while swinging the lure rushes in that direction has been rotated her head this time. Thus, the lure describes eights in the water column and thus causing the grip of the predator.

Training film fishing in the winter on balance weights

Types of balancers

Regardless of manufacturer, balancers, which are found on the shelves of fishing shops, are divided into three design. The first are models in which the tail of the plastic wings, the second type are the same, but instead of wings they have fur brush, and the third type – silicone rocker, who appeared on sale not long ago.

Balance weights, of which the classic triangular tail

These models mainly differ in the proportions and body shape. For all of them the perfect balance is a must, i.e. “fish” need to take a strictly horizontal position, in the extreme case, the deviation should not be more than 5 degrees. The most significant difference that affects the game is the shape of the front of the lure.

The rocker with the classic triangular tail
Followers with a larger head

At the flick of the rod at the rocker with an enlarged head, the shape of his tail makes quite a significant deviation in the direction of the head of “fish”. In tension and resistance of the line, the balance of the lure is changed, and since the head part is increased, there is a sharp roll, and the head of the lure is swapped with the tail, and the plumage of the tail keeps the “fish” horizontally. The tail performs as a rudder, giving the lure to deviate from the movement.

The balancer with a larger head
Narrow-nosed (of Sudakovo) balancer

Such equalizers operate on the same principle as the rocker with the biggest head. The difference is that instead of the sharp roll they mostly turned, thereby making the movement on curved trajectory. Therefore, it is better after the bait was placed at 5-10 cm, the tip of the rod to lower, thereby giving the ability to “fish” to make a smooth maneuver, without jerks.

Chain balancer
The rocker, whose tail fur tassel

Such baits typically used for catching small fish at shallow depths. For such beams suitable quiet game, as with a sharp toss this balancer can roll over belly up, and this will bring down the transaction. When pulling the lure up it nose forward leaving aside in this case, the fur brush plays the role of helm. When you stop the lure tends to occupy its original position and moving backward, the resistance of the brush, which contribute to the unfolding of the balancer on the vertical axis.

The balancer with a fur tassel.
Balance weights made of silicone

Silicone balance weights are pretty specific lure, but efficient. Fishing on the balancer of silicone has unique features. When mormyshkas the game so much bait attracts the attention of predatory fish.

Balance weights made of silicone

Sometimes a slow speed and lift the rocker up is more beneficial than playing any jig head or jig logical envelope. The first step a few times to hit the “fish” on the bottom, on the order of dropping her from a height 10-15-20 cm Silicone bait, which trembles at the rise, the fish takes much more than moving horizontally over the bottom. At catching on balance weights, with a length of about 8 cm success can be a regular game balancer (lifting-reset-pause-boost).

When fishing on silicone balancer should perform the up much sharper than when fishing on a regular balancer. If the bite is weak, silicone vibrohvosta should be played as a jig. When fishing on the balancer inactive fish, use of bait almost always justified. This will be useful in each new hole to start catching on the plastic bait, and after two or three short jerks go to the game blade classic lures.

The size of the lure

Balance weights can be large in size and quite small. If you look at the directory of manufacturers of these goods, we can see that their range can vary from 2 to 9 cm, But how to choose the right size balancer? At first glance it may seem that the balancer is small in size not spook the fish, and when a bad biting him might well covet small perch. But on the other hand, the beams of large size is able to sh in a significant submarine area than of the bait smaller. A crucial indicator is oblaivanie larger area. But when perch fishing bait large size is able to scare him. Here it is necessary to try to find a compromise. The size of the lure is determined by such factors as depth of fishing and the presence of flow. With increasing depth of fishing, as a rule, the size of the lure is increased and as a consequence weight also. Arm the small size will need a longer time to sink to depth. Due to the friction of the line game balancer small size in a horizontal plane will not be as wide, more likely to resemble the twitching of a large jig. The course will be about the same picture – the lure of small size will endure, and your game will not work.

The color balancer

If to speak about the main factors that affect the catching efficiency of these baits, they can be tentatively arranged in the following sequence: size – the game of bait – the colors. Game size understand about. But how does the color of the balancer on its efficiency? Any manufacturer in its range no less, and even more than a dozen different colors. Here, you can compare with the colors of summer cranks: under equal conditions in a pond is best to catch on a Wobbler of a certain color, other colors also caught, but the result is worse.

Balance weights different colors

Why a good options of colors of baits were successfully transferred to the balance weights. At a certain pond catchability are followers of certain colors, they, in turn, over fishing can change. It depends on the light water, which is fishing. Can happen and unexpected discoveries, when the “popular” can be a color that previously did not itself proven. But mostly in a familiar pond secrets is usually not the case – there is a popular bait, and there are outsiders. On another pond this layout can be the opposite.

Usually, it is necessary to proceed from the fact that the bait was quite a contrast and visible in relation to the bottom and algae. In bright Sunny days can get muted soft colors, and at dusk, most often, bites occur on bright colours. When fishing for walleye at the depth of the most popular are the baits that have glowing colors. Classic colors for the predator is “red head” (Red Head), which was created specifically for pike. On a white body of “fish” bright and contrast the head, which secretes the offensive zone. The balancer colors such bites on the front hook is much more than the hook, which is located in the tail of the lure.

Most balancers are other colors, the coloring of the lower part of the head is also red. Touch up the bottom of the head is performed in order that the main color is not changed, and the point of attack stands out. Quite often you can hear that balancer some coloring is not efficient at a certain pond. Maybe at this pond and there, but on the river, which runs into it, this color can be the perfect bait.

Hanging hook

Quite a lot of bites is on the hanging hook. Colored droplets on suspended tee have also a meaning – marks the point of attack and an additional irritant. A drop of paint contrast and bright usually use multiple colors. So many colors, so every angler can pick up the appropriate options. Tees can also be fitted with colored hairs, or underwater bugs or larvae. With such a “fancy” hook, the number of bites is significantly increased.

Color droplet and a suspended tee
The technique of fishing on the balancer

Fishing on the balancer has its own characteristics. The balancer should be lowered to the bottom, and then lift a few inches. To smoothly swing the rod and to return it to its original position. The lure sailed in hand, and turned around, original position. The next wave repeats the movement of the bait in the opposite direction. When the next two strokes “fish” describes eight. Several times, playing the bait near the bottom, the line can be shortened by about 35-50 cm, while counting how many turns on the coil. Thus, gradually, you can sh in the high layers of the water.

Sometimes the fish can stay quite high near the ice. The line gradually extending, the balancer should then return back to the bottom. After bites of course continue fishing at the same depth, whenever possible, fish should be raised even higher. This technique allows to increase the speed of fishing. Pretty important to fit the right pace of fishing. Incorrect is on the same hole to stay without bites for a long time, and quite often change the place, while not trying to catch all layers of the water, and not to change the bait. Many anglers do not even know what they are missing just 1-2 strokes, so as the fish start to bite, as she prepared to bite.

The fish caught from the hole on the balancer

Fish by and large should be to begin to tease, “rock”, and then she will be ready to play a seductive game. Fishing technique on the balancer, depending on the phase of the season changes. This is because the fish in different periods of time behaves differently. Fishing on the balancer in the winter requires the angler high mobility. In late winter the perch is quite aggressive, as hungry, so you post a balancer needs to be quite energetic. And in the beginning of winter, the game lures should be less intense. Fishing on the balancer in the winter is quite interesting and fun. In the spring, it is recommended to fish on the larger balance weights in middle layers of the water and give them a big move to the upside.

Tackle for fishing on the balancer

When fishing on the balancer approximate rod design consists of the following parts: the cork handle, reel, which has a diameter of 50-70 mm and a whip, whose length is 250-300 mm.

The traditional design of the fishing rod when fishing on the balancer

With respect to the availability of the nod, then there is no definite opinion. Some anglers are of the opinion that you don’t have to equip a fishing rod with a nod, as the hand without a nod better the bait, and the bite would not miss. Other fishermen claim that fishing rod for fishing on the balancer should be equipped with 30-50 mm with a nod. As a nod gives you the opportunity to see quite a cautious bite, and also gives the bait the weak vibrations that can attract bass.


If You are a beginner and are only going to learn to catch on balancer, should be reserved not only stubbornness and desire but also great exposure. Fishing with “fish” includes active search, and if you move around the pond actively, without a doubt, a good catch will not keep itself waiting long. Success fishing on the balancer is only in Your hands!

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