As for equipment, several types of rods can be used for fishing with natural bait depending on the configuration of the fishing area.
· On clear rivers,an English style rod allows good control of the drift of the line and feels the most discreet of touches.
· On small crowded rivers, the use of a rod with inside wire must be recommended in order to prevent it getting caught in the branches.
A telescopic rod that adjusts between 4m and 5m, is a good compromise that will cope with many situations.
In toc fishing, the reel serves merely as storage for the wire. This is usually a rotating drum model that can be increased for a faster recovery of the line. A model with fixed drum (ultralight type) allows you to cast.
For the main line we recommend that you use a fluorescent colour(14/100 to 20/100) so you can easily see the line in the current. The use of a guide wire allows even more visibility. A micro-swivel located at the end of the main line will prevent twisting of the wire and make it easier to change leaders in different fishing situations.
The leader is made up of the jighead and the hook. The jighead slides in order to provide the most natural presentation of the bait. A selection of soft sinkers(size no. 10 to 5) will allow you to quickly rig the line while easily adapting to exploring position, depending on the depth or the speed of the current. On average rivers where the current is fairly fast, the jighead should be spread so that the drift is natural. On fast rivers with waterfalls, for example, the jighead will be grouped to allow the bait to stay near the bottom.
For a clearer presentation, the hook must be of the same size and the same shade as the bait used.