One of the most fascinating ways of fishing is "Florentine", or catching on a ring. This kind of bottom fishing came to Russia from far Italy, from the city of Florence. It does not much resemble a sporting style, but among fans of fishing it is very popular. Especially popular is fishing on the ring from the boat.
The principle of fishing on the ring
Such an interesting fishing delivers a lot of pleasant impressions, however it requires the fisherman to have certain skills and savvy. The main trophy of such hunting is an ordinary river bream. What is catching fish on the ring? The idea is this:
- Rybolov chooses his favorite place on the river.
- He puts the boat on an anchor.
- The feeder with attached load and bait is lowered to the bottom.
- A ring with leashes and bait is lowered down the feeding line.
- As a result, all the bait is in the middle of the feed table.
Fishing on the ring from the boat gives excellent results. To be seduced by such a luxurious dining table can not only bream, but also other river fish. Gusters, carp, pike-perch, ide, carp and other inhabitants of the river bottom will gladly taste the cooked bait.
Conditions and requirements for fishing
Before you start fishing, you need to figure out what kind of tackle is needed for a good bite. The most important element of successful fishing is a boat. Before you go fishing, you should check your river transport. Catching on a ring from a boat is performed on river water bodies with a weak or medium current, at a depth of 3.5 meters.
Such conditions are necessary to ensure that the fish does not have a shadow from the boat, and also that there is no noise of impacts against the waves. A transport fishing device must have two anchors: one - at the stern, the other - at the bow, as the boat is placed across the stream.
It is preferable to use a rubber boat, which is less noisy on water than aluminum or plastic. Anchors must reliably hold the boat in the selected place. To catch on the ring was comfortable, you need to think about the length of the anchor ropes. They must have at least three depths. This will give the rubber boat the necessary stability.
Catching on a ring: tackle
The length of the rod when catching the ring should not exceed one meter. This is the most optimal size, since a longer device is very inconvenient to operate. Otherwise catching fish on a ring from a boat can spoil all expectations and hopes for a successful bite. In addition, the rod should be equipped with a powerful nod and a reliable inertial coil. At its end, it is necessary to fix the lead plate in order to avoid accidental descent of tackle to the river surface.
The bird feeder on the ring is a small mesh bag with a cell diameter of 5 to 7 mm. The metal device made from a mesh netting is best suited. In order for the feeder not to "walk" along the bottom, and it does not take down the current, it is necessary to supply it with a heavy sinker.
You can also make such a tackle from a plastic five-liter bottle. In several places with a hot soldering iron, a suitable hole diameter is made. The more they are there, the stronger the "delicacy" will be washed out. Considering that the feeder and the bait for fishing on the ring will have an impressive weight, it is necessary to select a fishing line with a thickness of at least one millimeter.
The main element of the catch is the ring
The best material for making this element is ordinary lead. Due to its physical properties, flexibility and elasticity, fishing on the ring will be more sensitive. The optimum diameter of the lead product is 50-60 mm, the thickness should be no more than 3-5 mm. In the middle of the tackle, an opening is made for free passage of the line with the leash. From the edge of the ring to its center is an oblique cut. This is necessary in order to get a line from the feeder inside the ring.
Leash for fishing
This type of fishing equipment is a line with a hook, which are at a certain distance from the main system of the rod. The ways of assembly and installation of the leash are very different, it depends on the experience and skill of the fisherman, as well as on the conditions of "underwater hunting".
To catch the ring for novice lovers did not discourage hunting for fishing because of the inability to mount leashes, you can buy this rig in specialized stores. Sales consultants of the fishing gear department will always help in this matter.
The length of the leash depends on the speed of the river. It is necessary to focus on the following indicators: the stronger the current, the longer the leash, and, conversely, the weak current - the leash is shorter. If you catch on the ring from the shore, then you must follow the same rule. Hooks for the leash are selected depending on the estimated overall dimensions of the caught fish.
Experienced fishermen are advised to use hooks with a long forearm, for such tackle with a fast flow the fish bites more confidently. The worm also feels more comfortable on a hook of this type.
After you have taken into account all the nuances and collected the necessary tackle, you can proceed to the basic procedure. Fishing on the ring begins with the plant fishing line from the trough to the ring, taking into account the fact that the feeder itself is already lying on the bottom and creates a stern plume. Slowly, a ring, on which a leash with bait is mounted, is lowered by a tight line.
When the ring touches the trough, you can adjust the length of the leash by squeezing the fishing line from the inertial coil. In the future, everything is simple - you need to securely fix the rod on the boat and patiently wait for the bite.
"Eggs" instead of a ring
Progress does not stand still, and new ideas regularly appear in lovers of fishing. Recently, experienced fishermen began to use "eggs" instead of rings. Two sinkers with a diameter of 10 to 20 mm with through holes are placed on the safety pin. They pre-make propyl.
The main line is passed through the eyelet of the pin. All outfitting resembles a male causal place - hence the name went. The advantage of this tackle over the ring is that when a large fish is bitten, the eggs under the influence of the applied force pull the line from the feeder, thereby minimizing the risk of a hook.
Production of complementary foods for bream
For successful catching, it is very important to prepare an elusive bait. Fish preferences are very variable, therefore it is not always possible to guess with the choice of the appropriate treats. However, judging by the experience of masters of fishing on the ring, bream and the rest of the carp fish prefer bait with large fractions, for example, pearl barley, peas, corn. To create a long plume in the forage mass, it is necessary to add spraying ingredients:
- barley rye;
- ground cake;
- corn flour;
- bread crumbs and so on.
To give aromatic odors, vanillin, dill, sunflower unrefined or hemp oil, anise drops are used. Also in specialized stores you can purchase a ready-fed feed mixture that has all the necessary additives and mineral components.
For bream fishing it is recommended to use a fragrant bait of light shades. Especially popular was catching a ring on the Volga, where local fishermen are great masters of this art form.
Catching on the ring from the shore
It should be noted that bottom fishing from the shore is not much different from catching a ring from a boat. The only significant difference is that the weight of the feeder in the first case is much smaller. This is due to the fact that many fishermen throw the feeder manually. However, this method is not as popular as catching a ring from a boat. For fishing from the shore, the feeder method will be most effective.
What do you need to know about fish behavior?
The life of river inhabitants is directly connected with the dynamic changes in water. Adapting to a mobile environment, underwater inhabitants develop their own behavioral factor, which can be easily solved:
- In flowing water fish are much more fearful.
- Culinary predilections of many individuals on the flow are less legible. At the depth of the fish, any object that resembles food is sufficient.
- The ability to stay in one place in the river flow makes the fish spend more energy. Therefore, she always feels hungry.
All these key points should be taken into account when catching a ring from a boat. And the observant and thinking angler will never be left without a catch.
A good place for fishing
From the successfully composed bait all the further fishing depends. To guess the culinary preferences of the future trophy is very difficult. These secrets are kept by real fishermen in strict secrecy. However, not only the feed mixture is the key to success, very much depends on the correct location.
What are the signs to determine the catchy place on the river? For professionals fishing is not difficult to properly "read" the river. This is influenced by many factors:
The following are considered promising areas:
- on shallow rivers - extended beds;
- on the deep - swamps and shallows;
- on the slow - the channels and rolling;
- on fast - bays and spills.
Today navigators come to help novice anglers. Applying them, you can "read" the bottom relief, determine the depths and find promising areas where the fish pack is based.
On the market today is a wide range of these modern electronic devices. In order to turn fishing into a real holiday and make it comfortable and productive, you need to seriously choose the navigators. The main criteria for selection are:
- small overall dimensions - for a comfortable transportation it will not be superfluous;
- strength characteristics and water resistance - for confident operation;
- support for GPS-maps - information about water bodies outside settlements is a very important indicator;
- built-in atmospheric pressure meter - will allow you to determine the weather and choose the tactics of catching;
- a reliable on-board fastening is one of the most important criteria in choosing;
- high-quality display - provides a comfortable viewing;
- sufficient supply of power.
With a good navigator, any fishing becomes a real holiday. No scales to you, no tail!