The simplest analogue of the feeder, of course, in the variant, rather, donks can be made from an old Chinese "telescope" or a similar creation of human thought of the twentieth century. Duralumin spinning from the Soviet era is also suitable.
It is only necessary to remove the thin top, put in place the gatehouse from the spring wire, and wind a spinning “tulip” onto this peculiar quivertype. Everything ... Tackle is ready. With such a rod without a vertex, it will be possible to throw the heaviest feeders, and a wire guard will sensitively show a bite. True, distant castings of forty meters will be difficult to obtain. But for a small river, the gear will be just right.
The main advantages of gear
The main advantage of this donkey, arranged on the principle of a feeder, as already mentioned, is the ability to use this gear without changing the quivertypes for different fishing conditions, which you have to do in fishing with a branded fishing rod. Using a feeder rod, sometimes you have to change the tip, if the day before the fishing was at the pond, calculated on crucian carp and carp. In still water, the softest green-printed quarter-type is usually used. On a river with a relatively strong current, such a peak will not go anymore, because instead of light bottom rigs of the “rocker arm” type, feeder feeders weighing more than 80 grams and more have to be installed. In addition, the green top will be too flimsy during the course and will begin to show false bites, nodding after the jets of a strong current. A home-made donka feeder, equipped with a feeder of almost any weight category, works quite correctly and universally.
In addition, the feeder homemade product allows you to fish in a limited space: on a small patch of shore, under the branches of trees, among the bushes. And for transportation a homemade rod, for example, from a Chinese telescopic spinning rod, does not require any tubes. The rod with retracted rings fits quite compactly in a backpack or bag.
Really, these homemade rods, which are presented in the form of a simplified scheme of the English donka, have no shortcomings ">
On extreme fishing, where we went with my son on the eve of Victory Day (read the report here), homemade feeders showed their best side. Dimka’s son, having examined my homemade products in detail, made a couple of the same gear for himself and quite successfully caught quite a weighty roach. Since we had to catch near willow thickets, our compact rods coped quite well with their duties, without hooking onto bushes when casting. The width of Bolshoi Kokshagi in this place, even with still great water, was no more than 50-60 meters, and the distance of the working cast to get to the right place was even less than twenty meters. Therefore, the gear was here on top. In addition, they have one more plus, rather aesthetic than practical. A feeder bell, which is nevertheless necessary when you need to leave the fishing place from time to time, and we usually use this simple bite signaling device, here, on homemade products, is always in front of our eyes, like a fishing rod float, in contrast to a bell mounted on the top of a branded feeder, which often has to be set along the shore. If a long feeder is placed perpendicular to the river, then the bite indicator is quite far away. We probably like cropped homemade fishing rods in that they look like onboard donks, which we used to catch breams and ides from a boat on the Volga for many years.