Spring Donks, Part 2

Disadvantages of snacks. There are two options for a shower, the line of which does not need to be laid out on the shore. Donka feeder from a telescopic rod that easily fits in a backpack.

As already mentioned in the first part of this article, donks are the main gear that can withstand the pressure of the rapid meltwater of spring rivers. In addition, fishing from the bottom at this time is most effective, since the fish rises to spawn in the bottom layers of water, and the burbot, which is caught by various donkeys, is generally bottom fish, which you can not make to climb to the upper and even bottom layers behind the tidy bait. And first of all, it was about the simplest and at the same time effective tackle - a thrower. But this equipment with its obvious advantages and positive qualities has some disadvantages.

Disadvantages of snacks

And first of all, one of such drawbacks is the inability to throw an ordinary snack from a cluttered or grassy shore. This is due to the fact that before casting, the main fishing line of the show is laid out in rings on the shore. And usually this is a gentle sandy beach-braid. Everything is fine here, fishing line hooks usually do not happen. But not always there are such convenient conditions for casting castings. Firstly, there are forest rivers, the banks of which are completely overgrown with grass and bushes, and sandy beach beaches are a real rarity. Such rivers include Malaya Kokshaga above the city. Downstream sections of the river with gentle sandy banks already appear. But even on rivers with a traditional relief of the shore, where one shore is gentle and sandy, and the other steep, you can not find a place for the installation zakidushki. And it happens when you come to night fishing for burbot and other fishing company. And everyone wants to put donks on this stretch next to the tent. But sandy beaches are not everywhere long and there is not enough space for everyone. Sometimes a gentle beach ends with grassy lawns with bushes and trees. And although the place for fishing is quite promising, to lay fishing lines on the grass between the bushes in rings means to potentially risk tackle, at least with leashes and hooks. Therefore, you need to have in stock also simple and low-volume gear, but working on the principle of an inertia-free coil. There are two options for such a shower, whose fishing line does not need to be laid out on the shore.


The first option is a 0.5-liter plastic bottle of lemonade with a hollow at the neck. This hollow will be a natural notch under the fishing line. 30-40 meters of fishing line with a diameter of not more than 0.4 millimeters are wound on the bottle. Why ">

The casting principle here is almost the same as with the spool of an inertialess coil. A bottle with fishing line is directed with the neck towards the river and held, for example, with the left hand, and the right hand at this time sways the sinker on the fishing line and pushes forward. At the same time, the line is thrown from the recess until the sinker falls into the water. If the fishing line was wound evenly, without overlaps and loops, then usually there is no difficulty in casting. And with such tackle you can make casts in the most overgrown chapyazhniki.

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PVC pipe dummy

A similar tackle, working on the principle of an inertialess reel, is a dummy with fishing line wound around a PVC tube. It can be a plumbing pipe, cut into pieces 15-18 centimeters long. The larger the diameter of the tube, the more even and easier the line will be dropped. But with an increase in the diameter of the tube, the volume of gear will also increase, which in total can run into a voluminous and weighty bundle.

Telescopic fishing rod feeder

Functional and effective donkeys include homemade feeder made of one-handed telescopic or plug spinning. The donka feeder from the telescopic rod fits easily in a backpack, even small, as in the picture.

For the manufacture of gear, you can take a Chinese telescopic spinning rod, providing it with an inertia-free reel and a quarter-type gatekeeper from a spring wire with a “tulip” for spinning at the end of the gatehouse. This tackle works great on small rivers, where you cannot swing a long rod and where long casting is not required. But where long-range casting is needed, to bring it to a catchy edge, you need to bring along a classic medium or heavy feeder. These gears do not take up much space and therefore you must have both a feeder and a donkey with you.