To get bloodworms

My neighbor, a former Shatura furniture maker, and now a modest and quiet pensioner Victor Nesterov’s looking forward to the first ice, with a light heart to go fishing.

Sweated vegetable beds, ran through forests and swamps for mushrooms and berries – enough. Summer and autumn is full of Chan – winter himself pan. However, before you prepare your winter gear, Victor goes into the shed for Metallica. His main task pervalence – to get bloodworms.

Perhaps the most common winter bait – bright-red wiggler-gargunza, commonly known as bloodworms

No one can deny that even the small fry fish prowling the shallows, enough skill not to miss all indiscriminately. “On a bare hook will not go supachok” – said on this occasion the anglers. The fish menu is extremely diverse, and the whims of other underwater gourmets are not inferior to the fastidiousness of other consumers, wielding spoons over a pot of soup. Perhaps the most common winter bait – bright-red wiggler-gargunza, commonly known as bloodworms. Victor Nesterov sure that the name is invented by the fishermen. “Dangle the hook, because the moth,” he says.

Lake Sinochem located in twenty minutes walk from the village, Viti has its treasured place, where he “washes” the bloodworms. The lake, like most waters in the area, peat origin. The bottom of it already in two tens metres from the shores covered with a thick layer of black sludge. In the mire and live mosquito larvae. One day I asked Victor for the production of bloodworm. We got out of the house early. It was quiet and frosty. Grass on a meadow covered with frost. Victor is cheerful and fun, with Metallica shoulder, walking ahead. I was carrying ice screws. Barely stepped on a smooth ice in some places only priporoshennye snow as my guide stood, looking at the icy expanses.

– See black lumps of dirt on the ice? Will not go there – there I was yesterday. Near the reeds, too, perhaps, today is nothing. Maybe we should look to the line…

Half an hour later we were already on the scene. The first thing to cut down extensive, somewhere meter diameter hole – fortunately the ice had not yet grow. Victor immediately proceeded to business. Metallica was a long pole with a net, woven from wire. A pretty heavy device. However, Victor wielded them easily and quickly. Typing in the net sludge, with a tenacity and passion of a prospector, then raised, then lowered it, washing away the dirt. Finally, when her net is almost gone, Victor drew from his pocket a sieve and began to catch a tiny scarlet worms. He was so absorbed in these sanatin that seems to be even forgot about my presence. So excited I haven’t seen him when he was pulled from the hole Okounkov.

Without difficulty not catch fish from the pond, I’ll get bloodworms. Victor, let’s say, semi-getter popular bait. Meanwhile, any Riboud can provide for themselves bloodworms. It is important to find a pond with a muddy bottom. Scooped bottom soil bucket, washed through any lattice pot and choose a tasty bait. Bloodworms can be extracted and in the field. For this you need to scoop up water to the sludge and put near the fire. To feel the warmth, the moth rushes to the surface. You can also take a piece of fish waste meat, wrap in a flap with rare cells, and, tying a stone to drop on the rope in the evening in the pool with a muddy bottom. Before fishing to remove the bundle and choose inspissated larvae.

Where and how best to store bloodworms? It is mixed with good pressed sleep tea and placed in a box with holes in the lid. While zatoki claim that the tea should always be fresh. The box is best kept in a cool place (the fridge). Bloodworms you can even freeze it, scattering it in a thin layer on the paper. Long bloodworms in a jar of water placed in the refrigerator.

– And I have it in a nylon stocking and toilet – smiling Victor. – There is a cistern in a constantly fresh cold water and he motylyaetsya.

Long time winter fishing wasn’t attracted to me because of the painful procedures (especially in the cold) nozzle bloodworms. Try padding his thin alzem the hook for subtle black head. Victor taught me that. And said one little trick. For fast and reliable nozzle bloodworms can pull in a bunch with a string or rubber band. Tasty bait to hook easily over the dressing.

After two dozen “reclamation” we drank tea and went to peck the ice elsewhere. At lunch time I was already home. Walking on ice was a success. At bezrybe and bloodworms, of course, not a fish, but a very encouraging prelude to it.

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