A significant event in the life of every man there comes inevitably, and unfortunately, contrary to his wishes. We are talking about retirement or, as they say in such cases, well-deserved rest. And how to behave in newly-born pensioner in an unusual situation, how active and useful it will be to spend your free time will depend largely on his state of mind, health.
Happy man, if he has a favorite thing or hobby, the so-called hobby that he can spend time with. And if this Hobbies not? Then offer to do the most beautiful, active and exciting form of fishing. I can assure you that nobody will regret it if you take that advice. And here’s why.
Fishing, like love, is for all ages
Without exaggeration we can say that fishing as if a person is disconnected from the household, domestic tribulations and troubles of everyday life, communicating with nature, resting not only the body but the soul. And how to describe the feelings with which the fisherman greets the sunrise at the tranquil surface of sleepy lake, breathing in the crisp morning air?
Here’s what he said about fishing the well-known writer and angler Konstantin Paustovsky: “Any man, if he will spend at least one day fishing on the river or lake, if he… see in the dark water, bronze or silver brilliance large fish, if he will feel her elastic running on the thinnest fishing line ringing, then will long remember this day as one of the happiest days in my life.” Very convincing also expressed their opinion about fishing the famous Russian singer Feodor Chaliapin: “I, brother, now and sing throw, going just to catch fish. After all, it’s the devil knows what a pleasure!”
I think, said quite enough to make sure that fishing is a beautiful thing. So, it’s time to get fishing “armour”, and go on a fishing trip, dear seniors. Those who first decided to take the bait, I would advise to start to go to the reservoir together with the experienced angler. So that, if necessary, something told, shared experience.
And let not grieve the failure. Fishing stuff happens, even experienced anglers sometimes remain without a catch. Try to draw the right conclusions, feel free to ask for advice, and success will come. And after the first self-caught fish you for a lifetime “sick”.
Carefully take a look at other anglers to determine their age structure. And you will see that fishing, like love, is for all ages: among the numerous tribe of fishermen can be seen as a beardless boy and the hoary veteran. They all share one thing: an irresistible passion for fishing.
“Disease” strengthens health
Fishing is often called the disease of the inveterate fans. If you agree with this, I can only add that this “disease” only strengthens our health and prolongs life.
I know many fishermen old age, turned over the ninth decade and continues to go fishing. One of those veterans, I remember, was genuinely convinced me that to maintain health and prolong his life only because of the fishing. It was the fishing, he said, gives the body an elderly person to stagnate. After all, fishing is one of constant movement, positive emotions, pleasant chores, fresh air. And it is no accident there is an expression: “God doesn’t count in life time spent fishing”. Just think what a deep meaning in these words!
Already scientifically proven that even a simple stay of the person near the water has a beneficial effect on his health. Famous cardiologist, academician A. Myasnikov claimed that the person who is at the lake, river or pond, a pulse is 5-7 beats less often, and ventilation increases to 15 percent.
Fishing is especially useful for older people suffering from nervous exhaustion, insomnia and high blood pressure. One friend the fisherman has solid age once admitted to me that he usually sleeps no more than two hours a night, insomnia. No pills from the pharmacy don’t help. And after fishing, sound asleep, gets up in the morning cheerful, cheerful.
But a funny, but instructive episode from my own life. It happened in the years of officer service in the army. After another examination (it was held annually), a military doctor among the recommendations recorded in my medical book: “Often go out fishing”. After reading this, I initially thought that the doctor mockingly did after learning about my fishing addiction. But he seriously confirmed its recommendation. And after a while, go with a group of anglers from the military-hunting society to go fishing in the reservoirs near Moscow, I’m one of the fishermen recognized the doctor. Talking. I reminded him of that entry in the medical record.
Don’t you agree with me? he asked with a smile. And he added: — Our main catch — not a fish, and health.
The necessary fishing Arsenal
What you need to first go fishing? I suppose the question inevitably arises in front of anyone who decided to take up fishing.
Let’s start with rods, the main component parts of float fishing rods. In any shop of fishing products embarrassment of riches in the form of telescopic rods, both imported and domestic. They differ both in length and composition of material — fiberglass and carbon fiber. In addition, some rods are equipped with throughput rings and a special device for attaching a clearomizer or protank coil replacement. Carbon fiber rod is much lighter fiberglass, and therefore, more expensive. Which one to choose?
For the novice angler the most appropriate and practical can be considered telescopic rod length of 5-6 meters. And for the first time, I would advise to buy rods without crossing rings and coils. It is simpler and easier to handle, much easier. And then, as you gain skills, you can go on the pole with carrying ring and coil.
In sale there are also rods with short knees. They freely fit in the portfolio. However, I would like to warn potential of fishing from such temptation, as these rods is a major drawback. After all, the shorter the knee, the more joints, which means below strength and flexibility equipment. It should be borne in mind that the most practical and meets all the requirements is a “telescope” with a lap length of from 0.9 to 1.2 meters. This rod is sufficiently flexible, elastic, and not deformed.
What you need fishing line? Here offering beginning angler is also a great choice. Selling plenty of imported woods. Deliberately do not call them brands and manufacturers, not to have suspected me to some advertising or anti-advertising. I can only say that we should not blindly believe that Marche or other foreign firms, so when you buy any fishing line, it is imperative to check its tensile strength. It’s possible that “vaunted” line a long time spent in the warehouse or on store shelves. And over time, any line “ages”, loses its most important quality — strength. So before you buy a vending line, you have to rewind from the spool a length of 30-40 cm and with an effort to stretch it. Weak or outdated fishing line is immediately broken.
To equip even a single fishing rod you need to purchase two fishing lines of different cross sections. The fact that by the end of the main line it is necessary to attach a leash from the line of smaller cross section. I think that for the first fishing, mainly catch roach, small carp, bream or perch, enough to equip a fishing rod, main fishing line section of 0.16 or 0.18 mm. And leashes should be 0,13–0,14 or 0,14–0,15 mm.
The importance is the choice of the float. Please note: even the bait is called “float”. And this is understandable. Because the angler does not see that as does the fish head. It is the float “gives” the main information about it. And how to properly float in relation to fishing conditions, depends largely on the success of fishing.
When fishing at shallow depths of standing water suitable light, sensitive float. And when fishing in deeper areas and on the course, you should use the float larger. For the novice angler can recommend the float medium size, having the form of an elongated rod. It needs to be above the water about one-third of its length.
Can not do without weights. The simplest and most common sinker — lead pellet. It is sufficient when fishing in stagnant water in shallow water. And when fishing on the course and on to a deep place, it is important that the nozzle will reach the bottom layer. In this case, better to attach to the fishing line two or three pieces, depending on the strength of the flow and depth. Respectively and choose a float size that you want.
And now for the hooks. A beginner angler should have in mind that hooks are classified by numbers. Our country has the scale, whereby the number of the hook equal to its width, i.e. the distance from the sting to the forearm in millimeters. For example, the hook No. 5 distance from the sting to the forearm is equal to 5 millimeters. The smallest domestic hook has a number of 2.5.
Imported hooks size is not determined by the room. For example, the big hook of foreign firms is No. 1, and with increase of number size of the hook decreases to the contrary.
What hook can you recommend to a beginner angler? Simple answer here is unlikely. It all depends on what kind of fish he intends to catch. For catching small fish — minnows, bleak — suitable hooks № № 2,5–4. For catching roach, middle carp, perch, bream suitable hooks № № 5-6. When fishing for large perch, bream, IDE the necessary hooks № № 7-8. To catch carp, carp, pike need hooks № № 12-14.
It is clear that a novice angler is hardly the first fishing going after the big fish. He will be happy to plotvits catch of carp, skimmers or perch. And it’s enough to have most running hook is number 5. It is possible to pull and accidentally klyunuvshey big fish, just stand line.
…So, dear retiree, you purchased everything you need for fishing. Don’t put off a trip to the river or lake for “later”. And you will get a charge of vivacity and positive emotions. And all this, in practice, improves health and prolongs life. What else should an elderly man of retirement age?