When the leash interferes

How to choose a leash for spinning This is an eternal dilemma for spinningists – to put a leash on your tackle or not? And if you put – then what? In this post I want to bring my vision of the problem and solve it for different fishing situations. So, is there a lead on the spinning rod?

The problem is that in the vast majority of our reservoirs there is a toothed pike (you might think there is not yet a toothy … :)). In some cases, we catch it purposefully, in the rest – it comes across when catching another fish. In either case, if the rig does not include a steel lead – we can lose both fish and bait.

However, putting metal leashes when catching perch, pike perch, asp, chub is not very good, and in some cases it is simply unthinkable. Even if the pike is passive – a cumbersome leash in the snap can significantly reduce the number of bites. When catching the same chub in a transparent river, miniature wobblers – about any leash except as a thin line is out of the question, although the risk of pike attack remains. What are the outputs? There are not many of them:

1. The use of thinner and flexible metal leads from modern leash materials.

2.Application of rigid leashes of thin steel or a guitar string of the first number.

3. Application of fluorocarbon leads.

4. The use of leashes out of a thin stiff monolesse.

5. Do not use leashes at all.

Well, with the first and second case everything is clear, when the pike’s biting is cautious – it makes sense to put the thinnest steel or titanium leash. However, as already mentioned above, during catching chub or passive perch – this will not work and the number of pukewks will decrease at times, if there are bites at all …

The third option is interesting! 100% fluorocarbon is quite resistant to abrasion and almost invisible in water. It would seem – an ideal leash? But not really. The fact is that leashes against thick pike are effective 0.5-0.6mm. And then, no one will give a 100% guarantee. Much depends on the size of the pike and its mood to fight. And with prolonged vyvazhivanii anything can happen. A metal – 100% guarantee that does not cut. But in general, when the pike is passive – fluorocarbon actually increases the number of bites and probably the risk is justified. But regarding catching a more cautious fish than a pike, it’s hardly worth using. A hard, albeit unnoticeable leash half a millimeter thick, is far from an ornament of tackle. The same game minivoblerov spoils noticeably (but not always critical). A thin flute makes no sense.

Approximately the same situation with the usual hard line. Its pike cuts even faster, but when catching delicate fish, the leash is better than catching a solid braid without a leash at all. The line is still transparent.

The most straightforward option is the latter. If there is a purposeful catch of “not pike”, and even on a fast flow, the leash from metal can be neglected. Either tie the bait directly to the cord, or through a small fishing rod.

This is an eternal dilemma. Or without a leash and many bites of cautious fish, but the risk of losing bait when a pike grasps. Or a thin leash from the same string and few bites if the fish is passive and cautious, but there is no risk of bite by pike … Think for yourself, decide for yourself! The arguments for and against various leashes are given above.