Leash in spinning fishing. Panacea or evil?
It's hard to call method of fishing, which would in popularity compared with spinning. A huge number of anglers around the world, with their methods of fishing are constantly sharing opinions and point of view, successfully using the best practices of each other. Of course, that a single opinion governing a particular question can not be. Take, for example, the leash in spinning fishing. With all the undeniable advantages that it gives, this arrangement of equipment is not without some drawbacks. And yet, the leash in spinning fishing – this is a panacea or evil?
Spinning leash. Why is it needed?
The original purpose of the spinning leash is to protect the main line from cutting sharp pike teeth. For this reason, the main property that should have a quality leash – resistance to pike teeth. Long time anglers used different metal leashes in the course were nichrome, steel, copper and other metals, from which wire is produced. However, anglers quite quickly noticed that when fishing in clear water the use of leash is great reduces the number of bites a fish's afraid of him! In addition to the purely visual danger, due to the use of a leash and on the quality of the game bait and its realism. And if jig lures this applies to a lesser extent, the small valleron fixed on "the wire", completely loses its unique play, nastorajivaet thus predator. This is especially true careful "white" predators, Chub and ASP. Why do some fishermen use a metal leash, since they have no teeth? Yes, in order to protect yourself from expensive cut bait a pike.
How can that be?
When the fishermen realized that the metal leash a great influence on the number of bites of a predator, they began to experiment. First and foremost, the market appeared a thin, virtually invisible and surprisingly soft leads made of tungsten, Kevlar and other metals having a maximum strength at minimal diameter. However, such a leash rather quickly turned into "pig tail" twisting even after brief exposure to pike teeth.
Outputs from this situation, invented a lot. Completely abandon the use of the leash is impossible. But no one talks about Tolstoy and a long leash, which scared even the hungry pike! If we are talking about jig fishing, it is quite short, 10-15 inches, the leash from the thinnest guitar strings. It is enough to avoid cutting the fishing line, even a large predator.
If we are talking about catching fish and Chub and big perch and trout, which, from afar, "see" metal leash and catch, experienced anglers recommend to use insert flurocarbon. This is a special synthetic material, resembling the appearance of a normal fishing line. The main benefits of having two – flurocarbon has a refractive index of sunlight, close to that of plain water, so this material is virtually invisible in water. Moreover, it perfectly resists mechanical stress, as well as wonderfully soft and has no negative impact on the game compact baits. This makes it almost the best material for making leashes are not only for catching careful of predators, but also pike perch. However, the gun baits still happen, but this is not an example of less than with conventional monofilament line and especially a braided cord.