The translation is a bit rough but the article indicates that anglers everywhere experience the same things while fishing.
WORD ABOUT THE CAMOUFLAGE
K. [KUZMIN], the fisherman of 5-1991
Many amateurs of spinning in terms of the fact differ from the majority of other fishermen, that they do not attempt to hide from the fish the fact of their presence on the shore of reservoir. In favor this are given two basic reasons. With the catching fish is first, located by spinning at sufficiently great distance from the fisherman; in the second place, predatory fish weakly reacts to the danger. Practice, however, shows that the first argument is valid only partially, but the second does not completely correspond to reality.
Years fifteen back I for the first time decided to try my forces in the catching of [zherekha]. On the wide reach of the Oka these predators by powerful splashes constantly reminded one of their aggressive intents. It seemed the catching of [zherekha] - matter of several minutes. However, I made throw after the throw, money-changers of bait, and result remained zero. The same it was also in another [spinningistov]
After feeling physical and moral fatigue, I was arranged in the shadow of willow bush, but to doze off to me did not give the loud splash of fish in any ten meters. Almost mechanical made throw and hardly held the knob of coil. Soon large [zherekh] jumped on the shore
Then to this case I did not attach special importance, now he seems completely typical in the years, which passed from the times Of [s]. [T]. [Aksakov] and [L]. [P]. [Sabaneev], [zherekhi] dwelling in the become poor Moscow reservoirs, pike and pike-perch grew smart and they unambiguously receive openly confronting on the shore person as the source of danger. The instinct of self-preservation occurs stronger than the instinct of nourishment.
Identical with respect to its essence, reaction of different fishes to the danger can be manifested differently.
[Zherekh] having, for example, noted man, never loses their merit and escapes itself by panicky flight as bleaks or [eltsy]. It continues to as if nothing were the matter chase fish small fry, but in this case it completely ignores the baits, proposed [spinningistom]. [Zherekh] can lap in your very feet. Sometimes even on the fishing rod are transferred the short pushes, which at first I received as bites. But it was then explained that [zherekh] in the rush simply catches for the stretched fishing line However, present bites in this situation - phenomenon exceptional.
Pike in comparison with [zherekhom] yes and many other fishes conducts a more reserved way of life. After sensing danger, she tries to leave. The experienced fisherman is not lost in the guesses, after seeing characteristic breaker on surface water, this it, sharp-toothed predator, it waited victim or simply it was heated on [solnyshke], but, after seeing man, it preferred to be hidden in the depth. Now to uselessly throw with it after spoon bait - will not take.
Pike-perch very frequently takes spoon bait at the very end of the winding, when to the coast or the boat remain any two or three meters, which, it would seem, testifies about its indifference to the presence of fisherman. However, to experimental [spinningistam] is known the very curious phenomenon: during the battle, when pike-perch chases bleaks on very surface water, to tempt by its spoon bait more complex than in the same place, when there is no battle.
To explain this paradox is simple. When pike-perch is located in the upper layer of water, it sees well that it occurs above its surface, and with the large suspicion it relates to the bait, seeing man. But if pike-perch is held on the bottom, fisherman remains unnoticed.
Perhaps, of all our traditional predators one only perch manifests to the man sheer indifference. To me it occurred to successfully catch perch on the lively beach, where it was necessary to pay primary attention not hooking instead of the fish of someone on the meltings.
But perch in this plan - exception, and rule it is such: the less it [spinningist] it advertises its presence on the reservoir, the greater in it the chances to the success. Let us try in this connection to formulate the basic principles of masking fisherman. Possibly, for someone they will be revelation, for someone - by the common truths. In any event the observance of these principles there is the component part of the fact that is accepted to call the craftsmanship of fisherman.
Clothing. The selection of the color of clothing one should approach very critically. Here no and it cannot be entirely universal version.
I will give a characteristic example. In August 1982 I caught pike on r. To [bespute] in Tula region. The coasts everywhere of brushwood thick bushes, and only with difficulty [protisnuvshis] between branches, it was possible to make a throw of meters per 10-15. Several times I noted on the aqueous surface breakers from the disturbed pike, but there were no bites. On me there was [shtormovka], which was burned-out in the sun to such an extent for many years, that its color from the khaki became light grey, that sharply contrasted with the dark verdure of vegetation. Probably, I so would remain without the catch, if not is alien into the head to the ridiculous simple solution- to turn inside out [shtormovku] inside out! Bites here began!
On the open sandy shore, on the contrary, preference must be given to the clothing of the color of the beige or brightest tones of khaki. Purely white color even into the heat it follows to avoid, without speaking already about different nuances of red and dark-blue.
Approach to the place of catching and the arrangement on it of fisherman. Frequently it is possible to observe this picture: it [spinningist], being moved on the coast or [vzabrodku], make distant throws in different directions. This tactics is, of course, acceptable, but it does not always give the best results.
The fish can be met everywhere on the large rivers, but predators in summer more greatly gravitate towards to the coastal sections, where small small fry is gathered. Therefore, even if has sense to make distant throws, then only preliminarily [obloviv] the adjacent zone. Moreover, beginning to catch at the new place, it is expedient the first two or three throws to make, being located at a certain distance (to 10 meters) from the shoreline.
Specifically, this tactics brought to me success with the catching of the pike-perch on the eye, that were held in the sections with the uneven flow in four-five meters from the coast. After throw the spoon bait was dragged on the wet sand, why hooks rapidly blunted. But this inconvenience was completely compensated by frequent bites. Pike-perch behaved as typical predator -[zasadchik], therefore, after being convinced in the absence bites of the coastal zone, it was possible boldly to approach the water and to [oblavlivat] deeper sections.
More complexly proceeds the matter when predatory fish constantly it is in motion, following along the specific route, whose substantial part passes near the coast.
So frequently behaves [zherekh]. In the zone in several hundred meters it is moved along the locked way: in several meters from the coast of [zherekh] it slowly rises upstream, simultaneously attacking small small fry, then it turns and in the deeper layers of water is rolled up to the starting point. If [zherekh] notes man on the shore, it changes its traditional route, after turning before the appointed time or after going around dangerous section at a certain removal from the coast, having and then continued the usual course. In both these cases the chances of fisherman to the success are small.
To determine, where precisely is passed the customary route of [zherekha], is sufficiently complicated, since predator far from always issues its presence. But if we reveal [zherekha] was possible, catching is very successful. Observance in a similar situation of rules of masking - necessary condition.
After determining on the eye in 1989 one of such routes of [zherekhov], I excellently caught them during several days. As then it was explained, my actions caused the bewilderment of fishermen on the opposite shore. But the matter was in the fact that I did not approach water itself and did not enter into it, but he was arranged at the significant distance from the coast, moreover it did not stand into the total increase, but it caught from the elbow.
Tackle. , In comparison with masking of fisherman himself, it is usually given to masking tackle, as me seems, unjustifiably considerable attention. Understand correctly: I not the supporter of rough tackle want to only arrange some accents on selection and layout of its elements. The discussion here deals that those parts of the tackle, which are not called to directly provoke bite, would not prick up ears fish.
Hardly it is appropriate to speak, for example, about masking of the elements of spoon bait, if they are harmoniously selected. In particular, term masking is extremely unsuccessful, in my opinion, with respect to the red wool strands or the feathers on the shank of tee. Fish, even if is experienced fear before the tee, then not larger than before the same wool strands. In actuality, wool strands play the role of the stabilizer of the game of spoon bait, and they also additionally stimulate fish to the grasp.
The diameter of fishing line can substantially influence the result of catching by spinning, but this influence is manifested somewhat differently from with the catching by other tackle. Thus, with [uzhenii] to the natural nozzles to fish is usually given for a while, in order to swallow bait. If at this moment hundred feels thick fishing line as foreign body or resistance to its motion, then it can spit out bait. Fish negatively reacts to the thick fishing line mainly because it perceives it, but not because it sees.
With the catching by spinning the hewing follows without delay after bite, and foreign body always be present- this is bait. Therefore the thickness of fishing line affects only the distance of throw, the game of bait and so forth
If we nevertheless consider visual perception by the fish of fishing line, then it is necessary to take into consideration, that it is distinguished from the perception of fishing line as man, at least already because we see fishing line on top, against the background of bottom or dark lower layers of water, and fish - on the side or from below. In the latter case any painted fishing line against the background of bright sky is more noticeable than the colorless. Therefore for the spinning the not colored fishing line can be considered most suitable.
The color of fishing rod is considered the matter of personal taste, but in the situation, when predator takes [nakorotke], it is better to have a fishing rod of pale tones.
In sunny weather the external cheek of inertia coil can play the role of mirror. You sometimes note the specks of light reflected from it from the distance into several hundred meters. So that such sunbeam reflections would not set fish, better to cover the upper side of external cheek with the thin layer of dark paint.
Smells. [Spinningistov] do not have the unanimous opinion apropos of the influence of different aromatic substances on the biting of predatory fish. It appears from [V]. [B]. [Sabunaev]'s book sport catching of fish, that the pike, for example, does not use sense of smell and are determined the gustatory merits of output, having only taken it in the mouth. This is confirmed like by the fact that the pike usually equally willingly is sufficient as I flay small fish on [snastochke], so also [konservirovannuyu] in the formalin.
From the other side, are known the aromatic baits, whose [ulovistost], in the opinion some fishermen, is higher than usual. The tampon, impregnated with the fish oil or the blood, is placed inside this bait.
The discussion here, however, deals not about how to draw fish, but with how it not to frighten away. In this connection I recall two instructive cases.
In June 1986 I with the comrade fished on [Kirzhach] river in the Vladimir province. Large fish did not take, but here [shchuryata] to [polukilogramma] by weight were continually sufficient spoon bait. Everything it would be a good thing, if not the cloud of the gnats: it [spinningist] against them, in which are constantly occupied both hands, it is completely defenseless. After a certain time to our patience arrived the end, and from the knapsack was extracted tube with the repellent OF [DETA].
Insects, however, did not react to the fetid ointment, then fish You judge themselves: in the first two hours (to the use of a repellent) in us were more than ten bites, for subsequent four - not one! Probably, ointment from the hands fell on spoon bait.
The weeks through two in the same place I proved to be in the analogous situation: fishes were active, but gnats - are still more active. Taught by bitter experience, I caught with itself instead of [DETA] clove oil - completely inoffensive folk remedy from the blood-sucking insects.
Everything was repeated one to one: there are many bites - to, not one - afterward.
Since then I recognize only two methods of protection from the gnats. The first - physical: dense [shtormovka] and grid- mosquito mask. The second - psychological, when simply you force itself not to turn attention in the insects.
I do not have confidence in the fact that any repellents always and everywhere adversely affect the biting, but one should extremely carefully relate to their use during the fishing. The same concerns other substances with the sharp smell.
Position of the sun. It is completely obvious that the fish is frightened the shadow of fisherman, which especially moves. Furthermore, if the sun is located in the side, opposite to the direction of throw, predator can forego the pursuit of spoon bait, since in this case its bright rays dazzle. If fisherman is developed by 180°, then already he will feel discomfort because of the specks of light on the aqueous surface: first, tire eyes, in the second place, complicated to control visually the motion of spoon bait, which is very substantial during the installation in the upper layer of water.
Therefore should be always taken into consideration the arrangement of the sun, moreover not so much with each separate throw, as with the selection of the time of catching.
I will explain in the concrete example. In the floodlands the Oka to me are known several irrigating channels, which are rectilinear ditches by width the fifth-sixth of meters and with length to the kilometer, constantly filled with water. As in any small reservoir, fish here is very fearful; therefore it cannot be allowed so that the shadow of fisherman would fall on the water.
The richest by fish channel is oriented strictly from the West to the east. In summer at 7-8 A.M. with the clear sky either the sun will blind eyes or, if we move ourselves to the opposite side, shadow unavoidably falls in the direction of throw. Therefore I prefer in these hours to catch on the adjacent reservoirs, and to here visit somewhat later.
Optimum in every respect it is possible to consider the situation, when the sun is located on the side and only from behind from the fisherman.