The article provides a description of bite alarms. From a lump of clay to swinger and carp fishing.
Bite alarms have a long history. The first such device was probably a lump of clay stuck to a fishing line of animal veins. Here you can recall the float, which is also the oldest bite signaling device.
Modern signaling devices are often quite complex electronic and sound devices. Especially often they are used by anglers in carp fishing. The simplest signaling devices include bells and feeder bells.
Types of bite alarms
Side nod, bell, feeder bell - all these bite alarms are widely used in summer fishing. If you recall such a tricky and catchy tackle, which is called "ringing", then the watchtower signaling device plays an important role in it. A blow, a jerk, an onboard fishing rod literally pounding on the side of the Progress or Kazanka, and at that time the guard bent at the top of the fishing rod with jerks, on which the bell is being pounded. Here is a simple diagram of the bite alarm on the bottom and feeder gears.
Shore fishing anglers still use a lump of clay on a fishing line or clothespin. These primitive signaling devices swinging the pendulum on the fishing line let the angler know about the bite. Therefore, they call such signaling devices "pendulum". Modern "pendulums" work on the same principle, but they can be equipped with sound alarm systems and light diodes. These bite alarms are called "swingers." (Do not confuse couples with the same way of leisure). These are quite simple and effective devices for fishing on the donkey. A bright or night-glowing element is mounted on a metal rod or suspended on a chain. Swinger is on the fishing line, but it is quickly released when biting, so as not to interfere with the fishing of the fish. This is facilitated by a simple method of attachment, where the fishing line is inserted into arcs or balls, brought together. Under the influence of the spring, these fasteners hold the fishing line until the first strong jerk, when the angler hooks and begins to bring prey to the shore.
Another more complex swinger is able to give a light and sound signal. This is achieved by attaching the swinger to the stand, which also serves as an electronic bite signaling device. Here, the swinger cap, equipped with an LED, is connected by a wire to an electronic signaling device, which, when biting, emits sounds of different heights, which is achieved by setting the signaling device. At night, the swinger also gives light signals using the LED installed in the cap. In addition, light signals also emit chemical elements, which, when combined, react. Its result is light signals. The most common swingers are equipped with LEDs, the power of which is carried out using a miniature battery type "Krona" or batteries. Such electronic signaling devices are capable of changing the color of the signal to indicate the bite phase. Usually in standby mode, the signal light is green. When biting, the LED starts to glow yellow or red. It depends on the bite phase and its strength.
The simplest are phosphoric “fireflies”, which are also called “light-accumulating elements”. No power is required here. But the "fireflies" have a weak spot. They do not shine very brightly, and their fluorescent properties do not last as long as the angler would like. Therefore, when fishing you need to have in stock a powerful flashlight.
Signaling devices in carp fishing
The most sophisticated alarm devices are used by anglers watching their powerful trophy carp rods. In carp fishing, such smart bite alarms cost a lot of money, have quite complicated settings and allow anglers to inspect the tenth dream in a tent. As soon as the carp picks up the nozzle, the signal of an electronic signaling device, installed directly on the rod, reaches the lazy fisherman with the help of a special pager. At the same time, the signaling device can be installed not only on a rod-pod type stand, but also on a conventional stand for one rod. On carp fishing without a reel with a baitrunner or without an electronic bite alarm, you can also oversleep a rod that the carp can easily drag into the water.