Mug fishing

What is the advantage of circles over fixed live bait gear. The best ways to put live bait on the hook of a circle.

In contrast to fixed baitfish zerglovye, a circle is a running gear, because, moving with the current and the wind, the "flock" of circles passes more than one kilometer of a reservoir, a large lake or a river bay, teasing a predator with a lively bait. This is the advantage of the clubs over the fixed live bait gear.

What is a circle

The circle is a foam disk with a hole in the center where a plastic or wooden rod is inserted. The upper part of the rod-mast has a cut for fishing line in a watchful standby mode. The lower part acts as a counter-keel for the stability of the circle on the water. A stock of fishing line is wound around the circle around its circumference and recess, or better, a nylon cord, since the fishing line is stiff and elastic. She can throw off the mug and get confused.

Usually, using a nylon cord, 1-1.5 m of fishing line is tied at the end, since it is still less noticeable in water. At shallow depths use the load - "Olive". In the pits of reservoirs, the supply of fishing line significantly increases and the weight of the sinker increases.

In places where pikeperch prevails for some reason, you can not equip the mugs with metal leashes. There will be more. Where there is a pike, you can put flexible and thin leashes of leash material that are commercially available. Typically, this is a lead material made of titanium. Ready-made tungsten leashes tend to break and deform.

Live bait is caught under the dorsal fin or under the dorsal fin and lip. In the latter case, a tackle is made from a leash, where a single hook is designed for a lip hook, and a bait is hooked under a dorsal fin with a double. The best live bait is the one that prevails in the pond, despite the fact that, for example, carp are considered the most hardy. But these fish may not be familiar to the predator, since they are not in the pond.

After unwinding a certain amount of fishing line from the edge of the circle (for the intended descent and the depth of the pond), the fishing line is put into a cut on the edge, and then into the cut of the rod in the upper part. Then they pick up live bait and carefully release it into the water. In the waiting position, the upper part of the circle is usually red, but, as soon as it turns white on the water - it's time! This is a snap! While the fishing line is being wound, the predator swallows the bait fish. Then there is a hook and - it’s time to take the fish with a net.

Ways of putting live bait on the hook mug

As for the method of putting live bait on the hook of the circle, there are very different opinions, but they most likely reflect the methods of catching different predators. In addition, there is such a feature among fishermen - they sometimes impose and propagate exactly the fishing method that they themselves have mastered and it is effective for them. What can I say here ">

Yes, as you are used to catch, you will, but there is always the opportunity to learn something new for yourself and put this new into practice. It was a revelation and an innovation for me to put live bait on the factory double, and not in the same way that I put live bait on the Finnish hook of the zergel. But this method applies only to factory doubles. So how do some pimples put live bait on the hook of the mug? Like me, they pass a leash under the gill cover of live bait. But then everything is done differently. If I, having missed the leash, fix the Finnish hook firmly fixed on the leash in the mouth of the live bait, then here the leash is skipped without a hook. And at the exit of the leash from the live bait mouth, the loop of the leash is thrown onto the double sting, pulled along the hook to the forend and put into the double loop, and then the double is fixed in the fish’s mouth, for example, carp.

The disadvantages of this method include the possibility of the same simple loss of the leash from the loop of the double and the loss of the hook, maybe even with prey. And unlike the Finnish hook, where a short forend does not reach the gills of a carp, the forearm of a factory double can damage the gills, since usually factory doubles have a long forearm. In addition, both methods have one drawback: in the summer, when the water is warm, a leash passed through the gills shortens the life of the bait fish, even if it is a carp. But a clear advantage of this method can be called the absence of descents of a predator from the hook. If the water is cool, then these methods are the best in catching pike. To catch zander, it is better to plant bait fish behind the back.