Modern fishermen can't complain about the meager assortment of fishing equipment, but nonetheless the ability to make the bait with your hands can be very useful, for example, in emergency situations or for beginners fishermen, who are not sure that will be fishing the long haul.

Manufacturer of fishing rods

As the basis for the rod, you can use any material – plastic, metal rod, wood. The easiest way to make the rod out of wood for this purpose is the hazel, bird cherry, larch, birch, mountain ash, or, as an extreme variant – maple. The branch must be smooth and durable. The most successful and reliable work of the rod of wood harvested in autumn.

The rod length will depend on the site of the future fishing: for small, narrow bodies of water suitable branch with a length of about 2-3 meters, when fishing from the shore or from the boat – 3-4. 5 m. the branch of a tree need to whittle with a knife, cutting the extra knots and removing the thin skin that the wood has not lost the elasticity and flexibility.

To give the rod a smooth and eliminate bumps, it should be thoroughly treated with sandpaper. To preserve wood from water, it is desirable to impregnate the thread with varnish or vegetable oil, and after drying – varnish. A good rod is lightweight, elasticity, flexibility and the ability to withstand approximately 300 g weight.

Equipment fishing rods

If no special device for winding and securing twine – motoviltse should be at the upper end of the rod to make small cut wound on his fishing line and secure it with a strong node; if possible, attaching fishing line can be fixed with tape. The working length of the line should be about 30-50 cm greater than the length of the rod. Fishing for big fish fishing line thickness 0.3-0.8 mm, for medium and small – up to 0.25 mm. to Replace the purchase line can dissolved into individual fibers strong rope, cut into thin cords or belt straps connected to the Shoe laces.

On the lower end of the fishing line carefully fastened the hook. Replace industrially manufactured with the hook is flattened nail, cut metal wire, safety pin or part of a ring for the keychain.

Float for fishing lines must be bright, noticeable on the water. As improvised floats you can use cork, foam, bark, or feathers of birds, stripped of fluff and weighted with pieces of wood. The shape of the float should be such that he could tread water vertically, plunging by about a third of its length.

At a distance of 12-15 cm from the hook on the fishing line is attached a sinker, weighing 1-3 g Sinker provides the vertical location of the float and dive for the fish bait to the desired depth. As makeshift weights it is possible to use a nut, bolt, lead plate, compressed around the fishing line or nail.