Hello and welcome to this Meta Mera film on the method, legering. Legering can be done in many ways with different methods but we will not be able to deal with them all in this film, and will only look at the most common ones. Many people think that advanced tackle is the way to success but I think that 99 times out of 100 you make it more difficult than it actually is. Your fishing gets more expensive and less effective since you don’t really know how to use the equipment. The goal with this film is that you should be able to choose the most suitable method to catch the fish you’re after under prevailing circumstances and with the equipment you own. Malin will use equipment made for lurefishing when she’s legering. This equipment is not the best when fishing for small fish but it works OK (in Sweden at least) if you follow the advice given here. This is what the tackle looks like. The hook is a B980 size 8. The hook is tied to a hooklength of 0,20 line, which is about 1 metre long. The hooklength is tied to the mainline with a fourturn waterknot. The mainline continues 25 cm below the knot, and the lead is tied to it. The lead weighs 14 gram. If your line on the reel is thicker than 0,25 it might be good to use a thinner line for hooklength. Then it might look like this, a 0,30 line from the reel is tied to a 0,20 line for hooklength. Malin, can you show us the equipment you’re using? Mmmm, I will use a 7 foot rod made for light lurefishing together with a 0,20 line. I also have a lead, a rodrest and a hook of course. I have one rodrest beside me as well, just to make it a little more comfortable. Malin will put in some groundbait to attract the fish into her swim, I will now aim between the two trees out there… I must make them harder! Then it’s time to start fishing, what have you got on your hook? I have chosen maggots which is a good bait to start with since many fish like it, and once I’ve caught a few fish I can start using other baits. Yes, maggot is a good bait to begin with and you have put about 6 on your hook. Yes, because I have quite a large hook. Yes, rather big, it’s a size 8. We also have worms and sweetcorn of different colours and tastes, but we will begin with maggots. If you reel in slowly until the tip is slightly bent, the tension on the line is good. When you get a bite you need to wait for the right moment before you strike. Exactly when to strike is impossible to say but most often the fish picks on the bait several times before it bites properly. A rule of thumb says that if you miss many bites you need to make the hooklength longer to give the fish more time to take the bait. The same rule of thumb also tells you to shorten the hooklength if you catch many fish that have swallowed the bait. If you shorten the hooklength you will see the bites earlier. As you can see you don’t need any particular rod to catch fish. It is possible to use your lurefishingrod. You can even use your lurefishingline. The important thing is not to use too thick a line, not thicker than 0,25 and that you use a hook not larger than size 8. Ahh I think it came off! No it didn’t! Here comes a fish! That was a small and thin one! Got you! Bubbelibubbelibubb!