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Spinner for fishing on the track

Catching fish on the track is undoubtedly one of the fascinating ways of our sport and is regarded by many lovers both in quantitative and qualitative results, along with spinning, wiring and other sports fishing methods.

This situation is confirmed by the recent increased interest in fishing, where the so-called spinner-track serves as a bait for fish.The author of this article belongs to that large group of lovers who give the most part of their fishing leisure time to trips with a track.

Time and experience have already put forward a whole series of spinner tracks that enjoy more or less attention from our freshwater predators, but in stores, especially provincial ones, there is by no means always a sufficient selection of good tracks. This sad circumstance forces us to resort to the manufacture of spinners by our own means, which is possible to achieve (I mean a limited set of tools) only with drawings or models of such types of spinners that do not require, firstly, special tools and, secondly, large knowledge and skills in metal work.

But in this seemingly difficult matter, there are already many achievements among amateur handicraftsmen, but unfortunately, all of them, with rare exceptions, benefit only the inventors themselves, and are not known to a wide circle of lovers. I myself had to work hard in this direction, and now I can say with satisfaction that my work was not in vain and that the types of spinners I have developed have proven worthy of attention in experience. I use my spinners on a par with such experienced ones as Norich, Mantama, Baikal, etc. and I can say that even without taking into account the cheapness of my artisanal paths, they are unlikely to yield to the patented ones.

The writer of these lines sets the task of this article to acquaint amateur companions with the two most successful (according to the author) types of artisanal spinners, and with the methods of their manufacture, although the latter are so simple and accessible to everyone that there is no need to introduce any special explanations.

The first of the Dnepr tracks I recommend is of the type running, is shown in Fig. 1 and 2. The material for its manufacture, as mentioned above, is a copper plate 1 m / m thick, nickel-plated on the one hand, and polished to the maximum possible gloss on the other.

It goes without saying that the lure size can be any, i.e. meet local conditions, but in any case, the length (AB) cannot exceed 8-10 cm and not less than 4-5 cm. The width across (WG) should be less than three times the length, and the distance between the ends of the wings (DE ), approximately 1.5 times the width (SH).

Further, the edges of the spinner are bent along the AB axis, forming an obtuse angle of 140 * with the axis (the copper side of the plate should be inside the corner), and the wings E and D are bent up, as shown in Fig. 2 (it is better to do the last operation near the water, experiencing a spinner at different tilts of the wings, so that its best mobility is achieved). Thus, the external design is ready. Now it remains to drill holes on both edges, equip the track with a tee, carabiner and leash, and from the inside, cover one longitudinal half with red olive paint (cinnabar).

The second of the spinners described by me belongs to the spinning paths and is called by me “Dago”. Making it is probably even easier than the first. The primary and final form is clearly visible from the figures (3 and 4) and it is unlikely that anyone who wants to make it will have any difficulties. For my part, I can add a little. The copper plate is selected slightly thinner than for the Dnepr track, namely 0.5-0.75 m / m, which will facilitate the work with it, but this condition is optional.

Give it a helical shape, as shown in fig. 4, it is best by tapping with a wooden hammer around any solid cylindrical object, since bending with pliers entails the appearance of unwanted irregularities. Painting is also carried out on the inside of one half of the longitudinal axis. The length of the “Dago” can range from 5 to 10 cm, with the corresponding width, which can be determined in relation to the length, as 1 to 4. After proper rigging, the Dago is ready for use.

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