The choice of the winter lantern

Necklaces usually bring all the big fish, and soon the winter fishing season. It’s time to think about it ... The girders of the tripod are also on stands (without a coil and a classic). How to make a classic zerglas.

Not much time is left before the glorious period of the first ice and the whole winter fishing season. And it's time to think about gear for catching a large predator. And the most effective for catching pikes are winter lanterns, which usually bring all large fish. Therefore, the time to buy or craft tackle.

It would seem that everything has already been said about the girders, both summer and winter. But every year, anglers are faced with the choice of which gear to use for particular fishing conditions for live bait "> Hogi Hog, which smells like shrimp. But the advantage of female lizards is the ability to combine sport fishing with artificial lures and real fishing for large pike and zander for live bait. And for this it is necessary that the live bait be prepared in advance, kept in a container with a working compressor, neatly caught by a net (not by hands) and brought to the reservoir in the cane, where you “puffed” air from a rubber enema throughout And then nothing prevents you from putting 7-9 girders in symbolic places, and then catching perch or bershee calmly on a spinner. Recently, even at the sight of expensive "Swedish acne", if there is no cutting on the hooks.

Tripod Necklaces

For the first ice that is smooth and often flooded with rainwater, there is no alternative to these simple and very functional tripod-shaped vents. Their main advantage is a stubborn and reliable installation on smooth ice due to three support points. The most common and most commonly used girders of a different type, which are supported by a plastic stand, often simply fall from the strong disturbing autumn wind of the ice. There is still no snow on the ice that could be used to cover the vent. And tripods will resist against gusts of wind of almost any force, however, the "self-arrows" of flags will most likely accompany you throughout the fishing. But this is if the flag is alert along the direction of the coil. When it is installed across the course, the tackle will work coarser, probably the predator will sometimes tear up live bait, will not be able to pull off the flag, but you will not constantly run to the vents with every strong impulse of the “northerner”, at the risk of raising a column of spray and riding your stomach in some kind of some ice puddle ...

These tripod vents were previously sold in a completely wild version. Obviously, they were designed by a man who does not understand anything in his business and is far from fishing. The coil was mounted on top of the supports, which immediately made the ventricle unstable due to the center of gravity at the top point. In addition, the spring on the ventilator was apparently from a rat trap or from some kind of bear trap, so that if you didn’t grizzle or finish off the rat, you would be a gullible fisherman ... When installing the gear, the pike really risked getting a spring in his nose if he didn’t leave the forefathers, so go on a heavy knockout. And when she took the pike, it was necessary to be at the tackle, otherwise it was not possible to see the grip, but it was just to find a girder. It was thrown by the impact of the spring at a sufficiently large distance from the place of installation of the vent. In a word, the creator of these wise zergelits was, apparently, a joker or an idiot.

I redid these tripods following the example of the Baltic counterparts that I saw at a friend of the pike, where the coil was attached below, and the spring was normal, sufficient only to raise the flag up and not show the fisherman's physiognomy ... From above I fixed a 5 cm duralumin rod In it, I cut a hole for the screw. I put on a twisted coil spring at the base with a flag glued on it. Attached the tripod to the bar with a screw. That's all ... Nothing complicated. According to this scheme, he redid all his tripods. And the girders began to work flawlessly.

Necklaces for coasters

Zherlitsa without a coil

Already more than once I met on the Internet photographs of strange zhergilstva. Moreover, reviews of tackle were completely contradictory. In my collection there were no such girders before. And I ordered several Akara 3601-002 ventilators from the St. Petersburg online store, which are relatively new in the gear market and in the arsenal of fishermen. The design of the vents differs sharply from ordinary gears with a reel in that the reel is missing. To say that the tackle is completely innovative is impossible. Similar flip-flops were already made by the hands of Russian skilled anglers. I have already seen similar gear from factory advanced fishermen, with whom I often went for pike. They were clearly inventors, nuggets from God, with golden hands and brains ...

And now in front of me is a factory analogue. What are the disadvantages and advantages of gear. Before testing the necklace, I met comments, saying that the flag will not be visible from a long distance, however, I thought so myself. On tests of the girly, so to speak, in the field, namely, on the first ice, it turned out that the flag was visible from a distance of 50 meters or more. Moreover, when the first pike was caught, I noticed a bright flag from about 100 meters when I walked away from the female ventricles in search of live bait. But if the zherlitsa is facing the angler frontally, then in this case the flat flag is really not very visible. True, in reality, I did not encounter such a situation, since I placed the ventricles so that they were in the field of view of the side.

The advantages of this ventilator include lightness and ease of transportation. Tackle disassembled in seconds. The flag works easily, but there are no "self-arrows". And the main advantage can be called the versatility of gear, which, in fact, is multifunctional and all-weather.

Firstly, the girly can be used as ice, which is necessary when it is necessary to leave the girders for a long time and even go home to return in two to three days. To do this, you just need to unfasten the reel with equipment and hang it in a hole under the ice, and close it with a stand on top and cover it with snow. Then it doesn’t hurt to mark the place of installation of the lantern with a pole-rod, otherwise you will not find it later. The reel sinks under its own weight and goes under the water strictly vertically, and does not float and hangs in the hole, gradually freezing into ice, like some other ice-cold girders. To set the desired depth, the fishing line can be fixed with a simple clerical gum, folding it in half. Now it is recalled how once we lost a whole bunch of brand new necklaces made with love and diligence with our own hands, leaving home for a couple of days and leaving the gear in places where the pike was then well caught. Just ran out of products, and most importantly - bloodworm. But when they arrived back, they did not find their girders in place. Usually in our places there were always familiar fishermen and locals. But, apparently, at night strangers came and gathered our gear, obviously not tormented by remorse. How would Akar’s zergirlies come in handy ... In the afternoon I caught a pike and pike perch, and in the evening with the frost that came, I simply unfastened the reel, hung it under the ice, and dropped it on the bottom. In the morning, you look, two or three burbots are sitting on hooks. And you can leave home for a short while, having covered the gear with snow and remembering the place of their installation.

In addition, the zherlitsa can be successfully used in the summer, replacing the well-known flyer-flyer. For this, a reel with a snap is simply suspended on a pole. You may not even uncheck the box. On the contrary, during the grasp of a predator, a fishing line jerking in jerks will force a flag to signal a bite. The bright so-called "acid" color of the flag will be visible on the water. Other gear types do not have such bonuses. These gatekeepers can be said to be three in one ...

Classic zerglits

In the midst of the ice season, when fluffy snow is already lying on the ice, the most popular can be recognized as zerglia, made according to the scheme, where the rack with a coil and a flag is mounted on a light plastic stand. This scheme was used, probably, from the ice age, when mammoths roared in the snowy tundra, and crocodile pikes poured under the ice. This design is now adopted by all well-known companies and firms that produce fishing tackle. And, I must say, such factory ventilating gadgets are not bad. Especially like branded zergelitsy brightness flag, the acid color of which is visible far. Such a flag, as if glowing, as if cut from a fluorescent fabric. And the high spring also makes the predator's grip clearly visible. It is only sometimes difficult to insert a plastic stand into the groove on the stand. Despite the fact that manufacturers claim that the ventilator is made of frost-resistant plastic, all the time there is a feeling that the rack is about to break off.

How to make a classic zergelika

I use both factory ventilators of this type and homemade gear. And, I must say, homemade work more simply and reliably. Take up less space during transportation. And they are made like that. A wooden stand is mounted on a getinax stand with a size of 19x19 using a plastic bolt and nut taken from a children's designer. The bolt is glued to the end of the rack. A coil of pressed foam is attached to the rack with a screw. It is half-red painted to see from afar the rotation of the coil during the pike's grip. A flat spring with a flag 30 cm long is inserted into the upper end of the rack. A groove for the spring is simply burnt out in the rack. And so that the flag does not fly out of the groove, on the lower part the spring is bent in two places and due to this it is inserted into the groove reliably and tightly. A checkmark is set across the coil. The gear has been working for many years without failures, conveniently and efficiently.