Bass fishing in winter – time the “float and fly” to learn fishing
by Mark Bilbrey. American Guide for the “Bass fishing” and author
Before recently Donna and I went River to the Tennessee Dale Hollow. For Donna’s was the first time the technology “float and fly” to try. Most would rather than difficult to estimate the existing weather conditions, but this, the optimum for the bass fishing or even black bass fishing are accurate. The requirements can be the best time to be on the water during a cold weather front. Rain, wind, fog and cold are fishing in the winter and “float and fly”. Anglers should then just make one – fishing! With this technique can be fished anywhere in the world. As soon as the water temperature is below 10 ° C, this technique should be the first choice of the techniques of cold water. The success of this tactic is that no other lures so realistic is similar to a dying bait fish in cold water.
With pose and fly to the fish – young developed new fishing technique
The name “Reading and fly” is a simple name derivation of the two essential aspects of this technology. A “Float” is a (styrofoam) pose with weights and the “fly” with feathers is a fly 1.7 grams to 3.5 grams heavy Jig head, or synthetic synthetic hair is dressed. This lure has a shimmering, pulsating action in cold water. “Float and fly”-anglers fishing this combination with a long Spinning Rod, fly reel and a monofilament cord (1. 8 kg). The technique “float and fly” is the legacy of the anglers and fishing guides Charlie Nuckols, the later the company “Bullet Lures” in East Tennessee) United States founded. He developed the technique with the aim of successfully exploiting the winter Small mouth Bass. As a young boy, Charlie wanted to fish a jig in the currents of the headwaters of the reservoir. Tired of the regular hangers in the stones he began to assemble the jig in a pose, to offer it to a drift in calm waters, behind the stones. Of the largemouth bass, it was known that they use these areas as ambush, stalking your prey. The young Charlie Nuckols caught many fish with this tactic, and this invention of the young man was the basis for what later became known as float-N-fly.
Over the years, Charlie perfected this method, which was developed for fishing in deep, cold Lakes and discovered that such convergence is a huge success with it bring. This caused Nuckols to the development and manufacture of fly in different colors and sizes. Before his tragic boat accident in the year 1996 founded Charlie Nucklos 1986 the company “Bullet Lures”. The depicted equipment is the probably last manufactured equipment from Charlie.
Other companies such as, for example, “Punisher lures” (owner Stephen Head rick, the bass guru, who was friends with Nucklos) produce high quality installation specifically for the “float and fly” fish.
“Float-and-fly” for bass fishing in winter
The best time to the “float and fly” – fishing is during a weather front with some wind which aufraut the surface. You have the most difficult conditions, however, in quiet, clear days and weather with perfect blue sky. The largest Small mouth you start on shaded, steep banks. However, no large amounts can be expected under these conditions. This technique is the most popular on the Tennessee Dale Hollow River and has spread to the surrounding reservoirs in the southeast of the United States, because is the “float and fly” is technology just for fishing in the cold, clear water.
To fish the Assembly should with his boat, initially 6-12 meters from the water’s edge position themselves and then throw out the pose. The Assembly is then brought opposite the direction of the shore, where the pose should be enough time to put up.
Most of the time, the bites are very fine, but sometimes, the pose is torn even straight under the water surface. The float must be consistent and be observed with high attention. Typical signs of a bite are that turns the pose, the page sets or is just slowly pulled below the water surface! A long, soft spinning rod with mild to moderate action is best for the “float and fly ‘ fishing suitable. When you eject to swing the rod to the rear, until you drop the jig behind him in the water to hear, then the rod is swinging back towards target forward. The long rod with your long leadership required a “boot” similar to as, when casting a fly rod. Immediately after the pose has set itself, is it the bait by lifting the tip (jigging) or slight vibration to breathe life, where the pose as possible on derdelben site should stay. These movements put the bait under the pose in vibrations, which are similar to those of a dying fish. Slow getting of the Assembly will steadily continue the jigging. In this technique, the wind is your friend, because it continuously in motion keeps the agitated surface and helps to bring about attacks in the bass fishing .
The water temperature has the greatest influence on the level depth of the fish. The temperature must be below 10 ° C. Confusing for many anglers, the fact is that the colder the water is this bar burred fish, Rob closer to the surface of the water. At the beginning of winter, when the water down cools itself, the fly at a depth of about 3,5-4,2 meters should be fished, a water depth of 2.5-3 metres is recommended in the remaining winter months.
Bass-fishing technique for Germany and Europe
This technique is suited to the bass fishing in winter in the northern hemisphere. Snow, severe cold weather fronts as well as low water have no negative influence on the “float and fly-fishing” in the winter. Perch at temperatures of around 2 ° C are caught regularly. Cold fronts play an important role in this scenario because the cold water makes more predictable the predatory behavior of perch. A tip to increase the success is the use of amino acid-based Attractants as “fly butter” by “Juiced Up Baits”. This amazing Minnow Attractants containing glitter, which renders the illusion of scales. This fragrance together with the Visual stimulus leads the black bass from the depths to the hunt on what makes the appearance and smell of a distraught bait fish. Of Donna’s first “float and fly” tip was very successful. And also your will be there, if you give a chance to this fishing technique for fishing for perch in the winter. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can learn throwing the long Assembly, how affordable is the necessary dishes, and also how effective is this method for catching perch in cold water. At any time on the water, you should be safe. You should wear a life jacket and warm clothing in several layers… Also you should always fish in winter with a second person. A security and on the other hand the support due. It is always an added bonus when you have someone there, one can hold the landing net, as well as to share the experience with this person.
Happy fishing, mark Bilybrey
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