No wonder it is believed that the greatest skill of the fisherman is the ability to use simple gear. Most of the fishermen probably have modern accessories and baits for amateur fishing, but not many people are able to use the simplest fishing rod with a float.
It seemed that it could be easier - a fishing rod, fishing line, a weight float and a hook. Most fishermen had such a starter kit, but alas, not many with this kit will be able to participate in fishing competitions. And it is not a matter of professionalism and quality of equipment. It’s just for many it remains an incomprehensible secret how to correctly float the float.
It is traditionally believed that in float fishing it is necessary to use several sinkers for fishing rods. There is a lot of rationality in it, it’s easier to adjust the depth, it’s easier to fish with a sub-stick, and even one pellet cannot normally hold the float, anyway.
Another thing is that the correct location of the load will help in time to respond to even the weakest bite. Just as practice shows, most bites go unnoticed - they simply are not visible. The dive of the float in this case usually gives a signal that the fish has swallowed the bait, but the moment when the fish only tries it, when it is necessary to make a hook, goes unnoticed.
The reason for this is the mistake of many anglers too large a distance from the hook to the extreme weight. 15 or even 20 cm from the hook to the grains just erase all the bites. Going to the bait, most fish attack it not horizontally, but vertically. Crucian carp, bream, carp usually before they swallow the bait become almost vertically above the object of interest, and then instinct just starts - the bait with the hook rises slightly above the bottom surface and only after that is swallowing.
It is easy to guess that from the moment that the fish is interested in the bait and until the moment it turns out to be in the mouth, very little time passes, and the bite itself “on the test” takes a little more than 1-2 seconds. With a long leash, when the hook is offloaded at a distance of 15-20 cm, it is quite difficult to recognize a “test” bite. Another thing is a short leash, here the float will immediately show that the fish became interested in the bait. Well, then a matter of technology - a sharp jerk and hook. True, this method only works when the depth is correctly measured and the float is set.