Spoon-like "cicada" (or Bladebate) in stores has been sold for over ten years. However, our fishermen underestimate it. But in vain. After all, in some states of America it was even banned because of the high catch. The same fishermen who tried its possibilities, began to call the spoon "cicada" a "killer for perch". But while she is not popular with us.
Lure "cicada" - what is it?
The "cicada" spoon is easily remembered externally. It looks like a ratlin. And not only the appearance, but also the nature of the game. A significant difference is the absence of a rattle inside and the possibility of long casting, which allows you to cover a large area during fishing.
The bait can be fastened to several places in the line. When posting a "cicada" it moves with its nose down, so the power of the vibration and the angle of inclination depend on the connection point. It is necessary to attach the fishing line to the front edge, if the fast wiring technique is used, to the middle one - if the middle one, and to the back one - if it is slow, respectively. The bait is lowered from below in the front part.
Making a spinner "cicada"
To make a spoon "cicada" under force at home. At the same time, reduce costs to a minimum. That is, you can use the minimum amount of materials and tools at home. Unless you have to spend money on gypsum (if there is not one on the farm) or ask neighbors who are doing repairs. In any case, this material is inexpensive and affordable.
We produce a "cicada" baubles with our own hands using the following tools:
- drills of small diameter;
- paste GOI;
- capacity for making gypsum molds;
- dishes for mixing gypsum.
To speed up the process, it is better to use a grinder than a hacksaw. If the farm does not have a drill, then a dowel or a sharpened twig can make holes for the clasp and hook. GOI paste is used to brighten the product. For the production of gypsum form, you can use any cardboard box, thin boards, plywood. The material from which it will be made does not affect the quality of the bait. It is better to choose a container of soft plastic for mixing gypsum. This will simplify and speed up the process of removing residues from it.
As for the material, then for the petals of the "cicada" sheet metal will be needed. Ideal for copper or brass. They are more amenable to processing. The thickness of the sheet should be from 0.4 to 0.8 mm. A thicker petal will play when wiring is bad, and a thin one can not withstand the load. Used and galvanized sheet metal, which over time grows dull, which is well suited for catching fish in clear water. Very bright petals in this case can scare away the fish. It is important in the process of manufacturing the "cicada" not to damage the zinc coating. If this happens, then it is necessary to polish the petal very well, then it practically does not rust when used.
For the production of cargo for the future bait will need lead. It is better to choose a soft, with antimony in the composition. It will be easier to work with. A cable sheath is made of such material. You can take lead from the battery. It is important to observe basic safety during operation. You will also need any clay. From it, an exact copy of the "cicada" will be made.
As for gypsum, it will be used to make a mold for the casting of the future bait. It is possible to use building dry mixtures, which are based on gypsum. They are durable, although they dry much longer. A well-dried form is enough to cast a few dozen "cicadas."
The bicle "cicada" consists of petals. Draw them, transfer them to a sheet of metal. We cut out. We process the edges of the file. This petal is used to make the others. Then the plasticine is taken and a ball is molded from it, in the middle of which it is necessary to stick the petal and shape it. It is done with a knife and a chisel. We are getting an exact copy of the "cicada".
Now you need to make a shape. To do this, fill the prepared box with diluted gypsum. Fill in exactly half. Place the marker inside the container in advance with a marker or pencil. Gypsum is bred to a consistency of thick sour cream. A copy of the "cicada" is smeared with oil (vegetable is suitable) and pressed into the mixture by half. Equipping the form with guides will facilitate alignment. For this, bulges of the same material, balls or metal pins can be used.
Leave to dry for several hours, if using gypsum, if the mixture is dry, then the drying time will be much longer. Then the surface of the mold and the "cicada" is again lubricated with oil and the second half is poured. Now it is necessary to dry the product completely. This will take a few days. If the form has become light, white, when the blow comes a ringing - it means that it has dried completely.
Then we draw petals on the metal, cut it out, hold several pieces in the vice and drill the holes for the load in them, grind them, sand them with sandpaper (for this we go from coarse-grained to paper fine-grained), polish it. You can hold a hacksaw for metal. This is necessary for reliable fastening of the load to the petal. Drill several holes for the carbine (1-3 pcs.), Which will easily change the angle and the frequency of oscillations during wiring. Then, after the mold has dried, we separate it and a knife, make the gate and the channel to let out the air. It is needed to completely fill the mold with lead.
When everything is ready, proceed to casting. Before starting work, it is desirable to warm the mold. The petal is inserted and the lead is poured. It's better to do it on the street. You have to be extremely careful. A couple of minutes, and the "cicada" is ready. We take out. You can proceed to the next.
Prepare all the petals, and then 20 baits can easily be poured in half an hour. After handling the knife with a knife, the "cicada" is ready for use. If desired, polish the GOI paste. Equip your double with the sting up. All. Now the product is finally ready. Such a bait is practically not hooked. As a result, you get a beautiful biscuit "cicada" (photo is given). The work of the bait can be checked in the bathroom. Now to the pond!
Advanced spinnings, and just the fishermen who tried this type of bait, tell on the Internet how to use the spinner "cicada". Reviews are only positive. It is very effective in catching active fish, and also has a number of positive advantages. For example, the spinner "cicada" covers a large area when cast. An important factor that plays in its favor is the ease and simplicity of independent production.
Success in fishing!