Bottom rod with rubber shock absorber

Elastic fishing Tackle Fishing bottom rod with a rubber damper – though not very sporty tackle, but quite interesting and in suitable conditions for it is very effective. In the end, there are situations on the pond, when only the “rubber band” can help achieve the result – to catch the fish. Basically – it is catching on overgrown shallows, or when the fish goes to the vast clean shallows with clear water and stands far from the shore. In this post, I’ll try to talk about catching a donka with a rubber shock absorber and how to properly arrange it.

So, the principle of the device “gum” is as follows. We have a basic fishing line, on the last 2 – 3 meters of which are attached 2-3 leashes with hooks (do not hang 10-15 hooks, as some do.) Such greed will not improve your catches – believe me …). In the assembled state, so that the hooks are not confused, they are hidden in pieces of insulation from the wire, previously worn on the main line between the hooks (Photo). To the end of the line is attached a piece of cord. It is convenient to install the fishing line and rubber band attachment from the usual button from the shirt (Photo).

The sting of the hook is hidden in a special kabibrik The connection of the line with the elastic band

In turn, a piece of strong rope 0.5-0.8 m long is attached to the end of the rubber band. At the end of the rope – a weighty sinker (Photo). What only do not use as a sinker for the “gum”: from lead spilled in a spoon, to a piece of brick … The weight of the sink depends on the condition of the bottom of the pond. The cleaner and firmer the bottom – the heavier the sinker. If there is a lot of algae in the water, and the bottom is muddy – it’s easier to load.

Sinker connection with elastic band

Now, how it all works. The whole elastic band is assembled on a capacious reel, less often on a reel. Tackle is thrown or brought into the working position.

To abandon the rubber band, you need to expand the necessary length of the line with rings on a clean stretch of the shore. The sinker swings the pendulum on a rope and is sent as a sling to the distance of the reservoir. With proper experience and skill, so you can toss the tackle on 50-60m and even further.

The sinker holds the end of the rubber band. When an angler starts to pick a fishing line, the rubber band stretches and the hooks go to the shore, where they attach a nozzle to them. Then the line is gently squashed and the hooks, carried by the elastic band, turn out to be in working order. A meter long peg is stuck into the shore, with a cleavage at the upper end. The line is clamped in the cleavage. A little lower, weighs a weight-plumb, which serves as a bait alarm. When fishing ends, the fisherman selects the fishing line and pulls the gruiser by pulling the rubber band.

If it is necessary that the hooks are in the bottom layer, near the attachment of the line to the rubber band, a small weight is attached. If you want to catch in the near-surface or middle layer – there is also put a small float. In this node, you can also put a light feeder.

The possibilities of fishing for an elastic band are somewhat limited in that it can only be used in standing water or at minimum flow. Although any active current will swing the rubber band and bring to nothing the already not high sensitivity of tackle.

A big problem when catching an elastic band on overgrown ponds are frequent losses of the sinker. It is for this reason that some people use a piece of brick – lead is not seized. This problem is eliminated if the sinker was brought into the working area by boat. Then the buoy on the piece of old fishing line is attached to the loader itself. Thus, the load lies on the bottom, and the buoy shows the location of the load – very convenient. And when catching ends – just swim up and pick up the sinker after the buoy. However, the question arises, why catch on an elastic band, if there is a boat and you can catch from it … Although all the conditions can be.

Sometimes, in order to securely get the sinker, it is tied to it. Insurance – a strong fishing line, on a separate motoviltse. But casting gum along with insurance is much more troublesome and complicated than without it.

Here is such a tackle – a dunk with a rubber shock absorber or simply an “elastic band”.