Consideration on the role of egi feathers for squid fishing
Have everyone have a good fishing life?Squid fishing in winter has come to full swing in Japan, and I sometimes heard the fishery of big squid these days.
There are many kinds of Egi around the world. Egi was invited in Japan. Egi has almost always feathers in Japan.
Today, I introduce why does Egi has feathers and What will happen if the feathers get out.
The role of egi feathers
Many things are said about the role of feathers on Egi.
Some professional eginger say “The feathers are useless,so tearing away!!”,other professional eginger say “The feathers are important, So let’s repair!”
Which is right???
It is often said that egi has feathers….
- To balance falling
- To resemble shrimp and bait
- To sink slowly
- To adjust zigzag movement
- To position to cling near the hook
and so on.
I would like to verify these one by one.
Incidently,Egi with no feathers are also sold in Japan.
To balance the egi falling
When one of the feathers was used,egi moved zigzag action as usual,but egi sink in the water with bad balance.
When I removed remaining feather , egi sink in the water with good balance.
Although the feathers are recieved heavy presure,I think that egi without both feathers sink in the water slowly.
That’s why, I think that the feathers have the role of to balance ,but the feathergs don’t have the role to slow down the sinking speed.
To resemble shrimp and bait
Privatly, I doubt this role.
Because I have caught squid with egi without feathers.And when I see staying egi ,It looks like just egi not a shrimp or a bait.
Egi without feathers looks more like a shrimp or a bait.
To stop momentum of zigzag action
I doubt this role too .
What influences the momentum of zigzag action is the form of body.Especialy, the head of egi influence the momentum of zigzag action.
When the egi has almost rod-like spindle shape,this bounce quickly to zigzag.
When the egi has chubby style,this bounce slowly and finely zigzag action.
I think that egi feathers don’t infuluence the momentum of zigzag action
To position to cling near the hook
I think that egi feathers are in order to make the squid cling near the hook.
I don’t know the reason why squid avoids feathers.
The reason why squid avoids feathers may be….
Although squids bite the neck when you are Squid fishing with live bait, squids bite the back half of the egi when you are to fish squids.
I guess this is because squids avioid feathers.
Squids bite the neck When you are eging with egi without one feather.
But, the other side, feather is with egi. So, Squids do not bite the neck
Since the only inference, Please check the bited point with your own eyes.
Therefore、the egi feathers plays a big role to position to squid’s cling near the hook.
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The summary of “Consideration on the role of egi feathers”
As I wrote above, the egi feathers plays a big role to position to squid’s cling near the hook.
If this is true,Whether there arefeathers or not change the likelihood that squids are on the hook when they cling your egi.
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I am in poor English, but I would like to translate Japanese articles into English little by little.
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