How to make a good nod with your own hands quickly, and from materials that can be found at hand.
As they say, if you want to do a good thing - do it yourself, and a winter nod is no exception
Suitable materials for good nods can be found at hand without much difficulty, and no worse than the "irreplaceable" lavsan. Who says plastic bottles make bad nods ?! On the contrary, many people like them very much. Sensitive, simple, not losing their working qualities in severe frost, and if it fails, there are no questions to quickly do exactly the same.
I make such nods like that
From the middle of the bottle I cut a strip of the required width. Usually it is 5-6mm. I always cut along the bottle, but if I cut it across, such a nod with my own hands will work worse.
In a strip of a heated needle, I burn two holes for skipping fishing line. A hole with a diameter of about a millimeter is one from the edge of the strip, the second is closer to the middle.
Everything, a nod is ready, it remains only to fix it on the tip of the fishing rod.
Usually I put a nod with a “smile” - the ends above, the bend from below. Bottles come across very different, there are really unsuitable for these purposes - too soft, poorly straightened after unloading. Bottles that crunch when you hold them in my hands are good.
Even better nods are obtained from used lighters, or rather, from their springs.
If you take apart the lighter, then under its wheel in many models you can find a small spring - here it is a very good nod!
The springs from the lighters come in different lengths, and I choose the longest. Stretch it to the required length. I tightly introduce plastic cambrices about 5 mm long from each edge - so that the line does not cut into a spring. You can tighten the cambric and on top of the spring - it does not matter.
I attach a nod to the fishing rod with a narrow strip of adhesive tape (it holds better electrical tape), pass the fishing line through the spring, knit a mormyshka, and you can go fishing. The spring is well springy, resistant to corrosion, sensitive to fish bites. In manufacturing, it cannot be easier, besides, metal itself, and not some kind of "chemistry" there.
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