First of all, a novice angler, whether a spinner or a follower of bottom gear, should learn how to tie leashes to the main line. This skill is very important. It is honed with experience, trial and error. There are many ways to tie two different lengths and thickness of a piece of fishing line to each other. For each case, its own method is used.
We tie the leash to the float tackle
So, there is a float rod with a coil ready for use, on which the required length of the line is wound. We attach the float to it, fix it. Then we grip the weights. It can be either sliding or stationary. It is fixed at a distance of 15-20 cm from the float. Below the weights, make a loop, as shown in the picture. Now consider how to tie leashes to the main line. We take a piece of wood with a diameter a little less and make a similar loop at one end. If the length of the leash was originally taken 25-30 cm, then after all the transformations it will remain approximately 12 cm. Do not forget that on the other side of the line a hook is attached. This can be done in the same way. To connect the loops of the main line and the leash, we simply fasten them using the "loop to loop" method.
How to tie leashes to the main line on the donkey?
If knitting knots on a float fishing rod needed to be neat and graceful, then in donkeys, and even more so when catching "elastic", you need strength and power. These hooks rarely put one hook. Often there are from 3 to 7. Accordingly, the same is attached to the leashes. So, the main line in the bottom gear starts on the reel, and ends with a massive sinker. But this is not the only option. Some anglers use three lengths of fishing line:
- the first - from the coil to the adapter (carbine);
- the second - from the carbine to the sinker;
- the third is used on leashes.
These lines are always reduced in diameter in the same order. Typically, from 0.5 mm to 0.28 mm. Such a smooth transition less frightens cautious fish. Now it remains only to decide how to tie the leashes to the main line, especially since the thickness is clearly different. How many hooks will be attached - this is decided by each fisherman individually. The main thing is that the way they are attached does not change from this. The first loop is made at a distance of 10 cm from the sinker, the rest at a distance of 15 cm from each other. Now make the leashes of the required length and attach them to the main line in the same way "loop into the loop," as shown in the picture. Everything, the bottom tackle is ready.
How else does the leash to the main line fit?
There are many kinds of fishing knots. Some are good for fixing hooks, the latter are simply irreplaceable for linking pieces of fishing line. One of the popular methods of fastening is the "snake" (or "bloody") knot. It is known to sailors and fishermen all over the world and is considered the strongest and most reliable. It is as follows. Take two lines (main and leash), which need to be connected. Overflowing with each other. One end wraps around the other at least six times. Then it is passed behind between the hinges made. Now the second end is taken, and all the same actions are performed, but in the other direction. Pull the resulting knot. And finally, cut off the unnecessary tips of the line. More clearly, knitting this knot can be seen in the figure.
Alternative way of tying a "bloody" knot
The method of knitting the "bloody" knot described above is the main, but not the only one. It can be done and somewhat differently. Take the two ends of the line and overflow. Twist them together, making at least 14 turns. After that, determine the center of the node and make a small diameter hole there. Then alternately pass through it the ends of the line, but strictly in the opposite direction. Such fishing knots are no less reliable. They knit a little faster. Therefore, every fisherman can determine for himself a more convenient way of fastening the leash. Also, among the advantages of a "bloody" node, it can be noted that it is done very easily. It equally well ties together not only the line, but also the braid, rope and nylon, with different diameters.
Tying the leash with the Grapvine knot
The "bloody" knot is not the only way to connect the main line and the leash. There are many other simple methods. For example, a very popular among the fishermen is the "grapvein" site. He knits easily. Take the two ends of the line and place them parallel to each other. Then one of them wrap around both lines in two turns. Further we pass this end into the formed branches and tighten them. Only not much. Then we repeat all the same actions, but with the other end of the line. There should be two nodules on both sides. After this, we pull the two braces together in opposite directions. As a result, one common node should be created. This method of fastening the leash is very reliable, it can be used when the line and the braid are connected.