In May, the gardens and gardens of our homeland spreadsa dull buzz - May beetles came out to fish. These insects of the family Plastinatous are very common throughout Europe and Asia. Often they are also called Khrushchy. Their first, more common, name is really due to the fact that they appear in May, although in the coldest years they can stay until June, and in the warm spring the buzz of May beetles is heard already in April. Who among us did not catch them in childhood - big, buzzing, a bit scary. They were tied with strings and allowed to fly around - a swarm of funny points, entertainment for children.
Do you know that before the 50s of the XX centuryMay green beetle was a storm of collective farms? These insects destroyed some types of plants and caused significant damage to agriculture. Thanks to the use of pesticides, the May green beetle was practically exterminated in some regions of the country, while in others its population decreased by several times. The natural balance was restored only in the 80s, when the use of chemicals in agriculture was reduced.
What does a beetle look like? Photos of representatives of different species may differ: such as the bug beetles are red and black. However, both species are characterized by a greenish shade of the head and pronotum. Because of this, very often there is an opinion that the May bug is green.
But what is so popular with these insects? First of all, they are an excellent bait for fishing. These insects will be a tasty morsel for such river fish species as the asp, ide, chub and Chekhon.
For successful fishing with bait from the May bugUse the same gear as for float fishing. The exception is the absence of a sinker. The method of catching on the cracks is called among fly fishermen "fly-fishing".
To fish for the May beetle was successful,In addition to selecting gear, you should also take care of the place of fishing. It should be where the river has a strong current. The best choice is a site where there is a tree and a whirlpool.
Check whether there is a fish in the selected area of the pond, simply. It is enough to throw a few horsers in the water in turn and watch them closely. If the insects are gone, it's time to uncover your fishing rods.
The last question is how to catch the May bug? Very simple. In the morning and afternoon he sits on the branches of the trees. If you walk around the garden in the morning, you can collect enough for fishing. It is also effective, when passing, to shake off the future bait from branches of bushes and low growing trees directly to the ground. After you have collected the insects, remember that you must gently hook them on the hook so that they do not damage vital organs. While the beetle is alive and moving its paws, it is of great value and interest to fish, because some species of fish see only a mobile target.
Now you know what the Maya beetle, a green pest of plants, an excellent bait for fishermen and just one of the symbols of the onset of May heat, sunny summer and country holiday in nature.