Float loading

Loading float for standing water

It seems that everyone knows how to properly load the float so that you can notice even the slightest touch of the fish on the nozzle. But in practice, things are somewhat different. Many fishermen make the same mistakes over the years, surrounding floats the same way for stagnant water, and for fishing on the stream. Of course, if you catch perch or other active fish (for example, rattan), then in these cases it does not matter how the float is loaded, since it is almost impossible to miss the bite: it is fast, accurate, sharp, the float drowns or quickly goes into side. And what’s important, the hook is swallowed by the fish reliably, so sometimes it’s not even necessary to hook it up, but with a rotan, in general, it is self-trimming in 50% of cases, so that they will gape a bit and the hook will be swallowed to the “tail”.

Another situation when fishing in a calm course or in a standing pond, when fishing goes on careful and sluggish fish. In this case, it is important not only how the float will be loaded, but also how the bait itself will sink, how fast the hook will sink to the bottom, etc. Therefore, you need to know the basic principles of loading a float for standing ponds - this significantly improves the quality of fishing: the bite becomes more noticeable, and the fish itself, when properly tackled, bites at times more actively.

By the way, it is with the correct loading of the float and the accurate placement of the sinkers that you can adjust the tackle so that even with a light touch of the fish to the hook, the float will play this touch, and the fisherman will prepare for hooking. Of course, all this will work 100%, if the place is successfully chosen, there is no wind, and the fisherman carefully monitors the tackle.

What are the main mistakes that fishermen make when placing sinkers when loading the float in stagnant bodies of water?

1. Heavier sinkers are placed closer to the hook.
2. Place the sinkers close to the hook
3. Put one heavy sinker of a sliding or fixed type
4. Unload the float

The basic rule that should be followed when attaching sinkers for fishing in stagnant water is the following: the hook should lower smoothly, simulating the natural immersion of an insect or larva that has fallen into the water (the rule does not apply in all cases, for example, if there is a lot of top, it is important that the hook passes quickly upper layers of water). And secondly, the float should be so encircled that the fish needed to exert a minimum of effort to displace it.

Given the above, under paragraph 2, all work can be carried out at home in the bathroom or in a bucket of water. This is easy to do because floats often indicate in color how it should be surrounded and how much should be above water.

And now the most interesting thing is the placement of the sinkers. The meaning is this: the lightest sinker is located at the very bottom, approximately at a distance of 15-25 cm from the hook, then at a distance of 3-5 cm there is a second sinker, and then subsequent, larger ones. In principle, for standing water, weights of one weight can be used, placing them at a distance of 2-3 cm from each other, and the last weight should be at a distance of 15-25 cm from the hook and 3-5 cm from the second sinker. This is done so that biting fish with minimal energy consumption and obstacles could lift the lightest weight, the rise of which will immediately affect the float. They don’t do this during the course, as the fish there peck more sharply and stiffly.

These are simple fishing secrets that have proven effective. All the best to you.

I recommend to read:

Small river pike