Homemade gum for fishing, construction, buoy and safety cord for homemade gum, a method of extracting gear from the water.

If you prefer to fish on such a tackle as an “elastic band”, then you can use your homemade master’s talents when designing the tackle itself – from making a buoy to attaching a safety cord. By the way, the “elastic band” can only partially be called a bottom fishing tackle, since it can successfully fulfill the role of fly fishing. 

Homemade gum for fishing, design, buoy and safety cord for homemade gum, a method of extracting gear from the water.

The easiest buoy for a rubber band is an empty plastic bottle or a piece of polystyrene foam on a safety cord. The cord should be long, more than the depth to which the sinker lies. The disadvantage of such a buoy is that you can only pick up a sinker after fishing is finished by swimming or using a boat.

The simplest homemade gum for fishing from the shore, design.

Homemade gum for fishing, construction, buoy and safety cord for homemade gum, a method of extracting gear from the water.

In order to pick up a sinker after fishing with an “elastic band” directly from the shore, as they say, without soaking your feet, you can use the device, which was once proposed by A. G. Karbivnichy.

He proposed not to keep the safety line separate from the rubber thread, but to connect them. To do this, along the entire length of the gum at the same distance from each other, it is necessary to place several small elastic couplings, for example from insulation of electric wires. On each of them in the center, make two loops of fishing line. One – tightly wrapping the sleeve, and the second (top) – to connect the sleeve with a fishing line that runs freely parallel to the elastic.

Safety cord for homemade rubber from A. G. Karbivnichesky.

Homemade gum for fishing, construction, buoy and safety cord for homemade gum, a method of extracting gear from the water.

The size of the slack of the safety cord should be such that when straightened, it would allow the elastic to stretch, but would not allow it to burst. After connecting with an elastic band, a sinker is tied to the lower end of the safety cord, and a work line is attached to the upper end, to which leashes with hooks are attached.

There is no difference from the usual equipment of the “gum” neither in casting gear nor in the process of fishing. But after the end of fishing, the cargo must be removed from the water in this order. Unroll the main fishing line with hooks on the reel (the elastic will stretch at the same time), put the reel and pull out the safety cord along with the elastic when the sinker is on the shore – put the tackle in the stowed position.

If the bottom is silty, but in ponds and lakes it just happens, the hooks in it sink and the fish sometimes do not see the nozzle. To keep it in the water column, on the fishing line of the leash of the bottom or gum, not far from the hooks, you can plant a ball of granular polystyrene foam, from which radio equipment is packaged. Balls can be selected of any size depending on the size and weight of the hook with a nozzle.

To put on the ball, it is enough to cut it with a sharp blade to half. White foam beads on leashes, in addition, will serve as an additional bait for fish.

Based on materials from the book Fishing tackle and do-it-yourself hunting equipment. Manufacture and repair.
Storozhev Konstantin.

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