Thanks to an innocent trick, the little rubber ripper will become even more catchy at night. Make a small hole in the side of the bait with a needle (picture 1), and then press the already dimly glowing skylight into the ripper's body (picture 2). The trick is to choose the right "intensity" of the lure's glow (picture 3). If the chemical light is too strong (skylight right after breaking the tube), predators are not only not interested in such a bait at all – they even avoid it. Only lures with barely visible lighting are effective.
With only white rubber bands and new skylights, we need to dim the light somehow, for example by wrapping the bait with electrical tape. Best of all, though, are the dead fireflies from the night before.
Fishing with a firefly.
Fireflies, known to all anglers, can have many different uses. Initially, this tiny chemical light was attached only to floats, so that you can see them better at night. Some floats even have special "handles", designed for attaching skylights.
The skylight can also be attached to the tip of the rod, so that every twitch of it will be visible at night. In the meantime, anglers also came up with the idea of using fireflies, to draw the attention of the fish to the bait.
I know a certain fisherman, which effectively catches large pikes at night on a dead fish illuminated by a firefly. The same can also be done with spinning lures and worms. Intrigued zander, sums, burbot and eels take much better then.
Fish oil has strong attracting properties. You can add it to the dough, soak worms in it, inject into dead fish. A good fish oil attractor, however, is quite expensive. However, if someone likes to eat sardines, mackerel or tuna in oil, can have an excellent remedy for virtually free. All you have to do is pour the oil from the can into some small bottle.
A well-filled box.
There are thousands in the world, if not tens of thousands of patterns of artificial bow ties. Nobody can remember all their names, it is also impossible to fit even a small part of even the most "classic" bow ties in one box. In the box of an average flyer, there are only selected patterns.
Many anglers like to add more boxes to each compartment, new artificial bow ties, but usually only one at a time. After some time, the box seems to be full, but something's wrong here. Deliberately buying or tying artificial flies is different from this messy jumble, that the angler has more than a choice, but also has several of the same fly patterns, often also in various sizes. When it comes to dry and wet bowties and streamers, that's enough for three pieces in each pattern. On the other hand, there should be at least five nymphs, especially those burdened, because compared to other types of flies, they are most often lost while fishing.
Orvis organized a huge competition. They were looking for new ones, better fishing knots. The search was a complete success. Node, who took first place, not only is it suitable for tying all artificial lures, but also transfers 100% line strength. The method of making this knot is presented in the pictures (we used thin wire for better visibility).