Today, most of the fishing activities are realized using boats. Boat fishing is so dominant compared to angling or shore fishing because most of the seafood need is supplied by boat fishing. Still, if you are not going to be on a boat while fishing, you have plenty of other options. But, the most prominent of them is the fishing method called spinning.
Spinning is the best method for catching fish without using a boat. That’s because you can catch really big fish using thin lines and tiny reels. Spin fishing, also known as throw-pull fishing, is one of the most popular fishing techniques today. Most parts of the world are suitable for spin fishing. In spin fishing, the target is usually predatory fish. It is the most practical fishing method with a relatively easy preparation stage. Spin fishing is a fishing technique that you can do even for 1-2 hours and then return to your normal life.
Spinning Method: The Best Way to Fish Without a Boat
In order to fish from the shore by the spinning method, some features must be together. These are, respectively, a good spinning rod, a light machine, and the Rapala and silicones used. If you are on the beach with spin rods, choose 210cm and 240cm. If your location is higher than the sea, for example, if you are in a port, choose 270cm and 300cm. So this means that just one reed is not enough for spinning fishing. One of the most important aspects in choosing the spin rod is that the distance between the reed attachment part of the reed and the endpoint is long.
This distance will give you control over your cane by taking your cane under your seat. The straw will make your use easier. If this distance is short, it will cause excessive fatigue of your ankles as you do not have a chance to get the cane under your armpits. For false fish, spin rods with a throw of 15-40 g, spin rods with a throw of 5-25 g are sufficient for silicones. It is in your favor that the reed rings are large. It will allow the line to move more easily. Also, make sure that the rings are made of stainless rings.
Do not turn to very expensive machines in machine selection. Make sure that the number of balls in the machine is above 4. Prefer high-speed machines. In other words, once you turn the handle, the reel rotation speed must be above 5. The high turnover of the machine will make your action easier. Especially for bluefish, this type of machine should be your choice as the fast winding is required. Another thing to consider when choosing a machine is that your machine has a “fight stick.” Some of the machines we recommend are Shimano Exage 4000 FD, Shimano Sustain 4000 FG, and Shimano Stradic 3000 Hegan.
The line you will wrap around your machine’s bobbin should be thin and have a high pull. The thinness of your line will allow you to throw your fake fish much further. While winding your line on the bobbin of the machine, be sure to rinse it with water and wrap it tightly. You can use the fishing line. The inflexibility of the rope line makes it easier to give action to the fake fish and increases the action. The most important thing you should pay attention to in choosing fake fish and silicone is that there are features that will attract the attention of the fish and trigger it. Glass fakes are perfect for this job.
In the selection of fake fish, choose fake fish that have been tried, and received results. Do not buy fake fish saying “Its color is very beautiful, its appearance is great”. On the beach, use fake beaked fish in the game grounds with a depth not exceeding 4-5 meters and fake beaked fish in hunting grounds exceeding this depth. Watch carefully which fish prefer which color. Shape your fake fish choices accordingly.
The sketches and actions you will make while using these fake fish are very important. These are the movements that will attract fish. Being able to make these movements depends on the speed of your machine. You can do it by working hard. For example, the zig-zag movement is the movement of the fish to the right and left, which you can make by rotating the reed to the right and left with your wrist. The second is the short and hard moves you will make by hitting the cane, the third is the long moves and the last is the stop and sudden movements.
Best Spinning Rods for Fishing Without a Boat
Reed is a very important material especially for this type of hunting. Concepts such as throw values, length, precision, and hardness-softness of the action are very important. It is also important in the materials from which the reed is made. This is one of the factors that affect both the durability and the weight and lightness of the reed. The lightness of the reed is what I personally care about the most in the first place. Next, come its strength and rigidity of action. No matter how strong and hard your cane is, if it is not light, you will not be able to fully enjoy spinning hunting, or someone with a light cane can enjoy this pleasure for 5 hours, while you may have to quit the hunt after 2 hours.
One of the most attractive things about spinning hunting is its complexity. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to do everything with one material, and this gives us an insatiable appetite to search and purchase materials. As far as I have heard, seen, read, and tried, it is ideal to have at least three different straws that we can use the fakes we have most efficiently. It is ideal to have three straws of 5-20gr, 10-30gr, 15-40, or 45gr. The reason I mention this is because of ninety-nine percent of those who spin in the sea chase perch. As you know, sea bass fakes are between 5gr and 30-35 grams, if we generalize. If we love to hunt with heavy spoons, we can get one of the 20-60gr ones.
Rods are divided into two parts as part and telescopic in the first place. Although telescopic rods are relatively lighter and very advantageous in terms of portability, the segmented ones have no competitors in terms of durability and rigidity. Partial ones are generally more advantageous economically. A telescopic rod of the same strength will likely cost more than a segmented one. Because it is technically more difficult for the manufacturer to ensure its durability due to its multi-part. If you do not have a transportation problem, I would say do not be surprised by the fragments, but if you are hunting by traveling a lot, they have a clear carrying comfort in their telescopes and they are relatively lighter.
If you have a telescopic rod and you cannot trust its durability too much, the machine you use becomes very important. Instead of tiring the fish, the machine should be used to prevent damage to our cane during the fight against fish. We must set the machine so that it is tight to the very end that our cane can rest. Meanwhile, I assume that your fishing line has sufficient resistance and I give priority to the reed. Various materials are used in the production of straws. Fiberglass, carbon, carbon, and mixtures of other materials, etc. Without going into too many technical details, I will suffice to say that carbon-containing materials are more durable and light.
You should also consider that carbon canes may break in an excessive ejection in subsequent hunts due to the wounds they can take after falling to the ground and various blows. Therefore, we should use our carbon straws more carefully. We should pay special attention to the fact that the reed rings that we pass our line on are fuji, although these have become normal features in most brands now. This will give us the opportunity to use our rope lines with peace of mind. As it is known, rope lines erode the ceramics of normal rings over time and consume the life of the reed. Therefore, it is of great benefit to choosing fuji rings that will minimize the abrasiveness of the rope line. In addition, we should pay attention to the wide rings. This is a factor that will significantly affect our shot.
When choosing our cane, instead of buying it directly from the internet, we should go to the stores and get an idea by touching it, weighing it, shaking it to look at its action and similar methods. We have to pay particular attention to its weight and action. If the seller is also competent, the ideas we will get from him will help us determine our preference. Generally speaking, M: medium (soft), MH: medium-hard type rods will be enough to do our job. While very hard action makes it difficult for us to throw it towards the point we want, too soft-action may prevent us from throwing our fake to the distance we want.
The weight of our cane is between 160-250gr. If we calculate that our machine can be at least 250-350gr, we will have approximately half a kilogram weight. The more tiresome, the lighter the more enjoyable prey means. I think it will be very helpful to compromise the durability a little and switch to lightness. As for the length of our cane, the ideal is 2.40m. I never recommend more than this size for medium hard rods, it does not provide any extra plus to your shot. 1,80-2,10m is ideal for those who like to swim and hunt. You can also choose smaller ones according to your height. Among the rocks, a cane with MH hardness of 2.70 or at most 3.00 meters may be preferred. However, the median is always 2.40m. This boy will never upset you.
Best Spinning Reels for Fishing Without a Boat
Light reed and light reel combinations will give us unforgettable pleasure hunting. We can also choose our reel (machine) by looking at what we heard around and fishing reports. But lightness is the golden rule in spinning. It is beneficial to use a machine that will definitely not exceed 250gr. For this reason, I think that a machine of 2500-3000 is enough to do our job since the animal we will spinning cannot get our 200-300 meters of fishing line like the tuna. Turnover rates should be above 5, which makes it easier for us to act when shooting our fakes.
Without going into too much technical detail, it is sufficient that our line hopper has a maximum size of 150m from the line thickness we will use. Don’t get too hung up on the ball numbers. Generally, this kind of middle-class machines in the market have 2-3 balls. A lot of balls does not mean a lot of strength. Spinning machines are divided into two as front and rear stay. I say don’t be surprised before you stay ahead. You may also have problems in the backs, they are more complex. There is no extra plus compared to the front stick.
We can make our choice without leaving the most used brands in the market without leaving our work to chance. Okuma or Shimano will most likely not upset us. However, there are many popular and used models from other brands. You can also use them. Unless they are of very poor quality, the machines will not upset you much. The machine and line must be washed with fresh water and dried after each hunt. In addition, if needed, we can lubricate it once in a while, these are very simple processes. It will always benefit us to take precautionary measures before the machine breaks down.
Best Spinning Lines for Fishing Without a Boat
Lines are one of the main factors affecting our shooting and hunting. Two types appeal to us as monofilament and braided. There is no need to enter other types. We should not exceed 0.22-0.25mm as mono (normal line). Braided (rope fishing line) should be 0.12-0.19mm at most. Of course, these are estimates made assuming that you will not encounter fish larger than 9 kilos often. In Mono, relatively soft, reliable pulling lines with low memory should be preferred. In Braided, we shouldn’t look for adventure except for a few well-known brands. Powerpro and Berkley are two of the main brands. Since the thinness of our line will significantly affect our shooting range, we should always try to use thinner lines.
Making a fluoro-carbon body to the mainline is a common method, but I think it is quite unnecessary for night hunting. The fluoro-carbon line we will use must be compatible with the mainline. For example, if we use a rope fishing line, our fluorocarbon line might be stripped or cut if its structure is strong enough and its pulling is not sufficient. This will pose a risk for unwanted counterfeit and fish losses. In addition, the knot formed by connecting the fluoro-carbon and the mainline will affect our shot.
However, there is no requirement that we will necessarily use fluoro-carbon. We can also connect our leader line using a transparent monofilament line. We only need to pay attention to the values of the pulls, if we use rope fishing line because the margin of error is less in the rope line. If we tie our leader with a knot called “Albright knot”, we will have relatively less trouble during shooting, in terms of the problem of the knot getting caught in the cups.
If we are not fishing in the area where we fish, in the middle of the day and in a very clear sea, these are negative conditions, I find it unnecessary to make an additional fluorocarbon leader body. Anyway, the area where we will be fishing will probably have a wavy or unclear sea and the time period will be night, sunrise, or sunset, which can never be the reasons that push us to the fluorocarbon leader. A monofilament leader will do our job.
Although it does not notice when daylight is not effective, the leader can be a mandatory option when daylight is involved, especially in sea bass. Since other predator fish are of the kind that we often call black-eyed, we do not need to use a leader if we are not chasing perch, but if we are targeting sea bass, it is useful to use a leader, especially at times outside of night hunting.
The most obvious advantage of using monofilament leader over fluoro-carbon is that it can eliminate these movements of moving fish that jump out of the water when caught with its flexibility. As you know, fluoro-carbon lines are very hard, so there is a risk of breaking in such sudden increases in strength, which means maybe we miss the fish of our life.
Best Fake Fish for Fishing Without a Boat
As it is known in the hunting discipline with fake fish, we hunt with various fakes. Although their various features and colors are available in the market, I think we are generally stuck between the three or five brands and models we recommend to each other rather than choosing. At least, I would like to touch upon the fakes and their features in order to benefit our newcomers who are open to innovations and do not hesitate to try. First of all, since our purpose of using fakes is to deceive the fish, their swimming style and colors should be similar to the fish in the game.
Sometimes, the fish are in their angry periods, so the striking colored fakes are used to make the fish attack the fake. In other words, the fish will attack the fake either to protect its territory or to feed it. Patience is the most important factor during hunting. To fool a fish with fake bait is a much more difficult and demanding method than hunting with live bait. Although a nice fish to be bought after long and tiring hours makes you forget all the tiredness, it is really difficult to wait until then.
For this reason, we should constantly observe the swimming of our fake, try to give him movement as if he is really alive, we must play with him as if he were playing with a child’s toy and we should be able to enjoy it, otherwise hunting for long hours, especially if we haven’t shot or pursued a fish, will be really weary, maybe it will stop this pursuit we just started. or we will be bored and unable to take sufficient care. Therefore, patience is the most important factor in this hunting discipline.
- Above Water And Popper Fake Fishes
The fakes we call over the water are the fakes known for the WTD (Walk The Dog) action. After the shot, they stand on the water without sinking, and when we shoot, they come from above the water. These have no beaks. In very heavy pulling, they go under some water, but their most efficient use is with WTD. We can easily give the WTD by moving the tip of the reed slightly left and right and pulling it with our marina.
The purpose of making WTD is to imitate the natural environment. A fish that zigzags on the water is generally a fish that is injured when predators attack the bait fish flock very early in the morning and try to escape alone, according to my observations. In other words, it is an attractive prey alone and wounded. For this reason, we should pull it slowly and stop it by giving the impression that we are resting in between. The reason why these fakes mostly work early in the morning is also the same. The splattering that occurs on the water, that is, the act of attacking the baitfish by the predator fish, usually occurs during these hours.
The fakes, which are called poppers, have smooth mouths and no beaks. Since the mouth is flat, they come by smacking the water. The real-life form of this event is when the baitfish jump out of the water with life when the predator fish attacks. So, to imitate this, we have to throw our fake into the air with single and hard pulls and smack the water. We have to use our straw with up and down sharp movements. In addition, we should not forget that there may be predators that can come from curiosity to the smacking sound even if there is no movement. Because of the reason we mentioned above, these fakes are the ones that mostly work in the early hours of the morning.
- Shallow Sink Fake Fish
In general, they are between 0-30 cm. If we do not hunt the most useful parts of these types of fakes in the early hours of the morning, we may turn to these fakes, since the counterfeits on the water will not work. The rates of being affected by deep relationships are very low. In natural life, we have seen fish swimming quickly under the water. They either run away quickly either alone or travel in groups of 2 or 3. In general, these fish are valuable fish for hunters as they are juvenile fish. They never hesitate to attack these fish.
Their attack style is to lie on the bottom in shallow water and attack suddenly. Since such swimming fish can sometimes be injured fish, the action we will fake can be either fast and sudden escapes and pauses, regular and fast pulls. While the slow and rhythmic pulls do not generally do the job, exceptions do not break the pedestal. This type of fake has a very small beak. This small beak makes them less sinking.
- Medium Sink Fake Fish
These types of fakes generally dive for 30-60-100-200cm. Their targets are pelagic predators that hunt in medium water. Since there are generally healthy baitfish in the middle water, our actions are generally continuous and fast pulls. Midwater predators are fast animals and love to attack fast baits. In addition, if we do not shoot quickly, we may not go to the depth we want because the floating group fakes have a tendency to float.
However, it is easier to have a wounded animal imitation in suspending models. For this reason, we can choose from suspending models if we are going to give injured animal action, and from the floating group for fast and healthy action. Bluefish family usually likes fast feed. Our job is relatively easy, as the bluefish family is very aggressive. For example, squid loves fast drafts because it is an extremely fast-swimming fish. It usually jumps on its prey like a bullet and catches it. For this reason, fast pulls should be our first choice in the scrap. This type of fake has a slightly longer beak.
- Deep Sink Fake Fish
These types of fakes usually target predators at the bottom. They work in freshwater, especially in places that deepen suddenly such as dams, and in rocky places such as cliffs and sudden deepening in the sea. In the sea, we can make successful experiments with the ones with suspending or sinking features, especially for bottom hunters. On the other hand, we have to shoot floats fast because it is relatively difficult for us to find the bottom and stay at that depth. We can also add weight to the tip of the fake’s body line.
These types of fakes are those that can dive up to 2 to 3-4 meters or even 7 meters. We should only apply weight to those that dive less, rather than models that dive too deep because we can attach them to the bottom. For this reason, if we are going to work at the bottom with the lead added team, it is a risk to try more than a 1-meter diving fake.
Fake Fish Colors
The fake colors are very diverse as seen in the catalogs. So which of these should we choose? Be assured that no fake fish is ever produced just for words. It will certainly do business when the conditions it works for. Some colors work in fresh water and some in saltwater. The well-known and tried colors are known. Although we generally prefer the most natural colors, natural colors do not always work. For example, if the water is muddy, the brightest possible colors, even spoons, do the job.
Because the fish can only pick out such fakes in that turbid water. We should not forget that the fish will attack our fake by seeing it. The odor factor is also important in live or dead feeds and increases success. However, in hunting with fake, there is no scent incident except for some fakes. For this reason, it should be our main goal to give the fish the chance to see our fake. Take the sardine model for color, for example. In some cases, for example, if the hunter eats silver in the pasture, we should choose our fake accordingly.
However, it would be wrong to say that he will necessarily do counterfeit work similar to silver. At that time, a forage fish fake that our hunter fish liked more and found more delicious, albeit rarely, will do the job well. For this reason, it is essential that we know our pasture well, and which foragers and which predators are or can be found. It is these factors that make fake hunting more complicated than other disciplines. Day or night, weather conditions, turbidity, and temperature of water and seasons. These are all separate factors and factors that will affect the fake we choose. For this reason, we must thoroughly investigate the animal we want to hunt and keep its water well.
For example, how logical is it to hunt a pike with a fake trout in a lake without trout? Although the pike is an aggressive and voracious animal in nature, choosing this color will make our job more difficult than hunting with fake fish similar to a forage fish in the lake. Some fakes, on the other hand, are yellow, red and have different mottled colors. These are usually to provoke the fish and encourage them to attack. It is always good to have a few of these with us, just in case.
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