The ideal sinker for a homemade fishing rod is obtained from a large, half-cut pellet, pulled out of a equipped hunting cartridge. Or from lead cut off from a car battery. In a simple fishing rod, the sinker is secured with an overburden, at a distance of 12 15 cm from the hook.
Home-made sinker and float, the manufacture of sinkers and a float for a primitive fishing rod when fishing in emergency conditions.
The weight of the sinker is selected in such a way as to provide the float a vertical position raised above the surface of the water. When hanging several sinkers, the first should be fixed 10-12 cm from the hook, and all the others up the field, through 3-4 cm from each other. The bottom rods use heavier sinkers and are fixed at the end of the line or on a separate leash.
and wrap the bend with thread. In the upper part of the feather float, the fishing line is attached using a rubber ring or round-tied with a thread. If the volume of the float is insufficient and it rises little above the water or sinks, you can make it combined. For example, on a thin bird feather and a dry branch, to increase the buoyancy margin, put on a ring cut from the tree bark.
A float that is well balanced with a sinker should protrude from the water by at least a third of its length. But, in principle, you can fish and fishing rod without a float and sinker. To do this, a fishing line is attached to the end of a long rod, a small hook-tee with bait fish, which is deepened to the required depth, is attached to it. Such a tackle is popularly called a makhalka. Usually perch and pike are caught on it..
Based on the book The Great Encyclopedia of Survival in Extreme Situations.