At the beginning of fishing, usually without even tying a leash, they make a series of baits. After each achievement of the bottom feeder, an abrupt movement empties it. It should be borne in mind that the consistency of the bait is correct if, after winding the fishing line, the feeder returned empty. After spending about ten casts, adjust the consistency of the bait, if necessary. If you catch on the course, then you can either moisten the bait, or make it heavier, or add astringent components. In addition, at close distances you can feed with a slingshot. It must also be remembered that “feeder” fishing, in contrast to other types of bottom fishing, is very active. And if there is no bite within 5-10 minutes, you need to reset the gear. Of course, in each rule there are exceptions, and in our case. If you have to catch, especially at shallow depths, cautious and large fish, such as carp, bream, crucian carp, then the interval between casts should be much longer.
Feeder fishing is fishing with fragile carbon fiber rods equipped with thin fishing lines using fairly heavy loads and feeders. Therefore, so that the first fishing trip does not turn out to be the last, you must remember that you should never exceed the maximum test of your fishing rod, since the material from which the fishing rod blank is made has the property of accumulating fatigue. Because of this, casting in excess of the maximum load can lead to the fact that subsequently, even with small loads, the form can break. It is also necessary to check before casting that the fishing line passes through the rings without obstacles, and there is no “beard” on the reel, otherwise the rod may break. It is imperative to make sure that there are no bushes, branches or tall grass behind you that the snap hook can catch on. Because, in the best case, you will lose equipment, in the worst – this will lead to a breakdown of the rod.
If you use a clamping clip, then, in order to avoid tearing off the tackle, when the fishing line has already been selected, feed the rod forward and tilt it, this will avoid breaking the rigging. Before splashing the feeder, brake the line with your finger. This will give you the opportunity to avoid arcing from the fishing line, which reduces sensitivity and leads to worsening of the hook. Do not forget that when fishing in stagnant water, after a few minutes, it is necessary to empty the feeder, as during feeding, and then rewind the fishing line so that your head is in the center of the lured point. On the course, this is not necessary, since it itself washes the bait out of the feeder and pulls the leash along the feed path. When you cast, try to do it smoothly, gradually accelerating the tackle. And when hooking, there is no need to tear the rod off the stand, as there is strength, just lift it up almost vertically and hold it.
In the process of fishing often have to change the length of the leashes. So, if you bite rarely and carefully, and you can’t catch the fish, you need to lengthen the leash. But in case you do not see the bites, and the nozzle is constantly eaten on a hook or the fish deeply swallowed the hook, it is necessary to shorten the leash. Also, one must not forget about the hooks – they may be too small, but most often you come across the fact that the hooks used by the fishermen are very large. Equally important is the location of the "feeder". On rivers with a strong current, it must be positioned so that the tip is as high as possible from the surface of the water, but not to such a position that you have to strongly lift up your head. It is better if it is installed so that the angle to the surface of the water is 45-60 degrees. With this arrangement of the “feeder”, the length of the length of the line in the water decreases, and as a result, the arc from the line pulled by the current decreases. This will not only allow you to use lighter feeders and sinkers, but also increase the sensitivity of your gear.
On reservoirs without currents or with weak currents, it is necessary to place a “feeder” so that it is parallel to the shore, and the apex is at the level of your eyes. You need to sit next to the handle of the rod, sideways to the water. In both cases, it must be remembered that the angle between the tip of the rod and the fishing line should be about 90 degrees. With a strong wind, the tip of the rod should be lowered as low as possible, almost to the edge of the water. This will allow you to follow the top, and strong gusts of wind will not interfere. There are a lot of useful and necessary devices for fishing on the "feeder", which make fishing convenient and efficient. For starters, these are coasters that allow you to position the rod in the position you need. Next, you need to think about a sucker. It is necessary sports type and should have a long and reliable handle. The mesh is best fine, made of fishing line so that the hook does not get tangled in it.
The next useful thing is the cage. It is also better than the sporty type and should be with a net of fishing line or synthetic fiber and as long as possible. In such a cage, the fish is less injured and is best preserved. My advice is never to use metal mesh cages. You must have a bucket for bait. It can be any suitable size. Sports fabric buckets are very convenient, since during transportation they take up little space and it is very convenient to mix bait in them. Of course, it is better to have two buckets – this will allow you to keep the dry mixture in one and moistened in the other. Firstly, if you make a mistake and add a lot of water to the bait, this will add dry mix from another bucket. Well and most importantly – dry bait can be saved until the next fishing, but wet bait – no. In addition, you must have a fishing box in which you once placed all the accessories, then you can easily and quickly use them. It is very convenient to have fasteners of a catalytic firefly, then with its help, having strengthened the firefly on the top, it will be convenient for you to observe the bites when fishing at night.
When fishing on the "feeder", you must remember that the key to your success is point feeding. The smaller the area and the higher the concentration of bait in the place of fishing, the greater your catches. In order to achieve this, you must very accurately throw. High accuracy casts can be achieved using casts over the head. It is necessary to take the feeder back and, sighting on the rod handle to a point on the opposite bank, make a smooth casting. If at each subsequent casting you endorse at the same point, then the feeder will fall into the same place. In addition, if you have a marker on the fishing line or the fishing line is clamped with a clip, then with certain skills you can achieve very high accuracy of feeding at the place of fishing. The only thing I would like to say is that the fishing line in the clip must be clamped with a margin of 1-2 meters, and the feeder should be pulled to the place of fishing at the marker mark on the fishing line. Firstly, you will have a certain margin, so as not to break the rod when casting, and secondly, if you have to catch carp, you will have a certain margin from clipping gear when you first snatch this fish.
In addition, I would like to note that in most cases, the use of a braided cord in the "feeder" is still preferable to monoleski. The only drawback of the cord is its complete inextensibility, which makes it possible to break the tackle when throwing and hooking. This disadvantage can be fought using the so-called “shock leader” from monolesk. This is a piece of monofilament strong enough for casting heavy loads and feeders, twice as long as the length of the rod, which is tied in front of a braided cord. Firstly, the use of such a shock leader allows the use of thinner cords, which contributes to an increase in the sensitivity of tackle, and secondly, an extensible monofilament will soften jerks during casting, and when cutting, and when fighting. In addition, such a short insert does not affect the sensitivity of the gear.
I would like to once again note that the high sensitivity of the “feeder” and the possibility of a very accurate feeding of the nozzle and bait and the place of your fishing is the main advantage over other gear. This is what contributes to the increase in popularity of this equipment in recent times. And if you master this tackle, then you will not only increase the number of trophies, but also leave an unforgettable impression of the time spent on fishing.