About the alarm bite: what is it and how to make

Before inventing a new model, it is better to study existing – alarm, which is a continuation of the tip of the fishing rod is different “quiver-type” and “wingtip”. They originate from England and have long enjoyed great popularity among anglers in Western and Central Europe. Such sensors are either supplied with a special, as a rule, plug-in rods, or sold separately and are then attached using a threaded connection on the top ring of any suitable rod (the top ring carving can be found in almost every foreign catalogue). One problem, the gear is still quite difficult, and they are not cheap. Is it possible to make something similar myself?

Of course, you can. It is easier to make a pendulum indicator, or “swing-type” (eng. — “the swing tip”), a simplified version of which was proposed many years ago by the famous German angler Rudolf Zakk and gained fame under the name “missingheader” (it. – “brass needle”).

“Brass needle” is a piece of brass wire with a length of about 30 centimeters and a diameter of about 2 millimeters. On that wire put a lead sinker “olive” weight 20-30 grams, and in order that the sinker can be fixed in any place, use two plastic beads. The holes in the beads stoppers should be slightly less than the diameter of the wire, so to catch up they have a hammer. Then the “needle” is equipped with two carrying rings and the tip of the metal tube and connecting ring

With the winding ring “brass needle” hung to the top ring of the rod five inches on the rod, it is desirable to install an additional ring, which serves to facilitate casting. As for the rods, it should be fairly stable and not too long from 2.40 to 2.70 meters. Complemented by the light tackle spinning reel, fishing line diameter 0,22-0,25 mm, a sliding sinker, vertucci, bead and hook.

Skip the line through the rings of the rod (except the top) and ring the alarm, put on her slip sinker and a bead to the end tie a swivel, but to him the leash with a hook. Nazivu hook, make a cast (downstream, if catch in the river), and then put the rod on two supports, parallel to the surface of the water. Due to the pressure of the flow on the line “needle” will start to rise. Moving “olive” up or down “needle”, make the angle between the “needle” and the vertical was about 20-30. The mass of the sinkers, of course, must match the force of the current, range of transitions and thickness of the line. Sometimes I use a teardrop gruselle for 15, 20 or 25 grams, tying them to a single leash, moving the swivel on the main fishing line. But more often I replace the sinker with a small feeder or in the form of a spiral or in the form of a jar with a lid and holes. First fill of porridge or pasta, the second maggot. When overgrown or rocky bottom to avoid snags helps sliding sinker “roly-poly”, made from wooden sticks or plastic tubes, swivel and lead cylinder. The important role played by the length of the leash. To begin, I recommend to try the 20-inch. If the bad bite will be noticeable, the leash will have to be shortened, if the fish won’t podselitsya extend. When the pendulum bite alarm starts to twitch, rise or fall.

Pull your wedge should not be, although, of course, when fishing a worm you need to give the fish to swallow the nozzle is somewhat longer than in angling for bread or grain. Most convenient to catch up on a few maggots on the hook No8-10 (international numbering). Maggots the fish can not knock down, except that sucked and you need to strike immediately. In still water I use lighter pendulum alarm, made from the wreckage of the fishing rods. From the “brass needle”, they differ in that are attached to the top ring of the rod buckle and does not have removable weights. Due to the absence of flow the weight of the alarm is enough to keep the line tight.

I must say that the people who first seeing the above-described pendulum alarm, they make quite a strange impression. How many times I had to hear behind my back: “Look, you broke the rod!” Understand what it is, not the fishermen shrug and go, but anglers are usually interested in, does this “thing” to throw. Almost does not interfere. The only limitation: you need to throw over the shoulder, and the coil should be on top of the rod-like inertia.

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