For a beginner about the basics in the field of extreme and emergency situations, survival, tourism. It will also be useful for fishermen, hunters and other lovers of nature and outdoor activities.
The circle is a floating fishing tackle for catching predatory fish. Live bait of low-value breeds, for example, rotan, are used as a nozzle. By the principle of action, the circles are the same girders, only floating, which means that it is more difficult to place and check them, since everything happens on the water.
The mugs are set from a boat in places most frequently visited by predatory fish species - near snags, along the edge of the grass, on dumps and on the edge. Fishing for circles is carried out in ponds and lakes, as well as in rivers with a slow, quiet current, in their bays and backwaters.
The main advantage of the circle - unhurried movement with the help of the current and wind along the water area of the reservoir - can also become a big drawback - the tackle quickly leaves the promising zone, which is often small in size.
A fishing circle is a disc made of light non-sinking materials, 100-200 mm in diameter, 20-35 mm thick with a hole in the center with a diameter. There is a 15 mm wide groove around the perimeter of the disc for laying the fishing line. They can be rectangular or square. Light woods, plastic or polystyrene are used for manufacturing. A wooden rod with a slot is inserted into the hole of the mug - the antenna, which serves to alert the mug. The thickness of the pin usually does not exceed 10-12 mm, the optimal length is 13-15 cm. Do not equip the tackle with a pin that is too long, this will lead to an increase in the number of false alarms, which in turn can negate the effectiveness of fishing. The pins are usually made with a slight taper, which makes them easier and more reliable to attach. The lower part of the pin is thickened or made in the form of a ball, the main thing is that in of the working structure in an inverted form, the lower part protruded minimally above the base of the circle. The top of the mug is usually bright red, the bottom white. If foam is used, the bottom is left unpainted. When the circle is turned over, the line unwinds freely from the circle, without alerting the predator.
The circles are usually equipped with 10-30 m of line with a diameter of 0.5 mm, to which a steel leader 30 cm long with a tee is attached. It is undesirable to use a fishing line or braid with a diameter of less than 0.5 mm, it is easy to cut a palm with a thin fishing line when playing large fish.
Fishing circles are ideal for fishing in calm, windless weather. They are caught with them almost during the entire period of open water - from May to November. The best time is after spring spawning and from late August to the first frost. In non-freezing areas of reservoirs, circles can be caught all year round. With a good bite, usually 5 - 6 fishing circles are used, and with a weak activity, their number is increased to 10 or more.
In windy and inclement weather, the fishing circles should be located at a considerable distance from each other so that their lines do not get confused with each other when catching fish or moving in the wind. It is best to arrange them in a checkerboard pattern with an interval of 5–7 m. If you have one or two dozen fishing circles, you can fish quite large areas of the reservoir. Fishing circles and bait baits must be of equal weight (no more than 100 g), otherwise the circles may move unevenly on the surface and, as a result, widely disperse throughout the reservoir.
Before setting up fishing circles, the angler should investigate the bottom relief in the intended fishing area, because due to the high location of the bottom algae, the zakoryazhennosti fish that took the bait can go into the support and tightly entangle the tackle. The best places for fishing with fishing circles are deep pits, clear areas of water near the massifs of aquatic vegetation, edges and drops in depths, quiet pools, deep stretches with a relatively calm current.
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