Match fishing

Match fishing - description of tackle. What floats, rods, reels, fishing lines are used by amateur and professional fishermen. What are their differences. How and how to deliver the bait to the fishing point.

Match floats

Match fishing floats have a built-in load. Constant loading does not imply a change in weight, and floats with a variable load can be supplemented with washers with screw fastening or loaded into special containers with fillers, for example, shot.

A long antenna is also a feature of match floats. Their total length is about 30-50 cm . The downward center of gravity and the shape of the float in the form of a falling drop, and sometimes the plumage, like an arrow, give the float the aerodynamic qualities that are necessary for long and accurate casting.

In match fishing, a fixed fixed float mount or a sliding mount is used at one mount point. In the first case, fishing is possible at shallow depths less than the length of the rod. With a sliding float, these restrictions do not exist.

Floats are fastened with special fasteners mainly of Italian companies: Milo, Trabucco, Stonfo. Blind snap-in means fastening with cambrices, and sliding - with stainless bushings that move freely on the fishing line. The bushings have fasteners. Restrictive elements, in which the float abuts at a given depth, are more often locking assemblies or silicone stoppers with beads
The loading elements are no different from the float fishing rod. Unless - the presence of a swivel.

Match line

The main difference and quality of a match fishing line is its slightly higher density than that of an ordinary fishing line, which means weight and the ability to sink. Although the differences are small, the match fishing line, acquiring the ability to sink, somewhat loses in strength. With equal diameters, the match line will yield less than the usual line tear strength.

For better recession of the fishing line, ingenious anglers degrease it with various cleaning products, up to the Ferry. In the production of using various compounds and label fishing line. Usually in the inscription is the word "sinking".

Match fishing lines are dark in color, which allows you to better see marker marks that indicate casting distance.

Match Rod

Since the casting technique in match fishing differs from spinning, the rods have their own differences. The most widespread are fishing rods 13-14 foot, so designated in accordance with the name, in fact, of the fishing itself. In meters it will be - 3.9-4.2 . In short, they are rare. About 5 m long rods are used more often by athletes. Usually match rods consist of 3 sections.

Flow rings are distributed over the rod quite often. Their number, along with the tulip, corresponds to the length of the rod in feet, sometimes it is 2-3 rings more. For example, a 14-foot or 4.2 m fishing rod has 14-16 rings.

Match rods are most often equipped with a helical reel seat.

The build and test of the match fishing rod is designed for equipment, the total weight of which reaches 20-25 grams, sometimes 35 grams, but these gears are more likely sports.

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Match reel

The difference between the reels used in match fishing is the features of the spool. First of all, this is its shallow groove under a thin fishing line, so that the winding is flush with the sides of the spool, and distant casting is obtained without difficulty. As a little trick, an elastic lining is wound around the spool.

Another feature of match coils is the rather large diameter of the spool. If the diameter of the spool along the sides is less than 40 mm, then the fishing line in small diameter turns into a kind of spring. This deformation of her negatively affects the ease and range of casting.

Match coils are predominantly made of plastic. Therefore, they are lightweight, which also distinguishes them from coils of another class. In addition, fishermen-athletes use reels with a gear ratio of about 1: 7 . High-speed reeling saves time, which is important in competitions. Amateur fishermen are not limited in time and their measured contemplative fishing does not require the acquisition of these rather expensive sports reels.

Bait delivery

It is hardly possible to toss the bait exactly to the intended place, using only a throw by hand, since the fishing spots can be 30 meters from the shore. For effective feeding, special catapults and slingshots are used, which any angler will learn to master in a few casts. At least for an approximate hit in the fishing area.

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