While the jerkbait is a huge success in the fishing world, the paddle lead is still in the running. The latter is very simple, but very effective. However, it is essential to know how to set it in motion. So how do you move a pallet lead from the shore?
What is a paddle lead?
Before talking about animation, let’s start by knowing a little more about this accessory. The pallet lead is a pyramid-shaped fishing accessory with a hole at the top. It has a wide, flat, triangular face. It is very thin with a rounded or bevelled shape on the sides. This equipment can weigh between 10 and 40 grams. Its efficiency is mainly based on the animation. You need to master a few techniques if you want to say to yourself: “fishing was good”!
How do you animate a pellet from the shore?
A fishing enthusiast knows very well that the paddle lead technique is mainly used in vertical fishing and generally on board. However, it is also possible to use it on the shore. Indeed, it can be cast at a very long distance, but it can also help you to locate a school of perch. Of course, for this to be effective, you will need to use a light weight prop. As far as the animation is concerned, you should not rely on its simplistic appearance. Indeed, it is necessary to animate the lead in a specific way. More precisely, you have to make a succession of dry and very short shots, then release. This is an animation whose objective is to trigger reflex attacks. It should be noted that with pellet fishing, soft animations are not very effective.
How do you rig a pellet?
It’s good to talk about animations, but you also need to know how to rig a sinker. If you don’t know how to do this yet, then this will help you. First of all, it should be noted that each user can mount their lead in a different way. However, the basic principle remains the same. The basic principle remains the same. You thread the lead, a piece of plastic sheath and a bead from the rod. A treble hook should then be tied in. Then the sheath is folded over the hook. One of the functions of the sheath is to keep the treble away from the lead. Remember to use a stiff line for the assembly. This will allow you to place the treble better. Also, make sure you choose the right material for a strong and durable rig.
In a nutshell,
The paddle lead is a fishing technique that can be called archaic, yet it is perfectly effective. However, unlike lure fishing, which is fishing alone, the lead needs to be animated properly. In other words, animation is extremely important with this technique. Otherwise, you will come up empty-handed. So take the time to practise animating the sinker well on the shore and in the boat if you want to make hits during your fishing sessions.