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How To Make Fishing Lures by Vlad Evanoff

This book details, step by step, the construction and assembly of almost every type of lure used in fresh and salt-water fishing: plugs, spin bugs, spoons, spinners, jigs, metal squids, and eel and eel skin lures. More than one hundred and fifty line drawings illustrate the tools that are needed and how the various lures are put together. There are complete details on how to make sinkers, leaders, and connections, and how to care for and repair lures. Whatever your sport, fresh or saltwater pike, salmon, bass or even ice fishing, there's something in this guide for you. Read more here...

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Russian Jigging Spoons

Russian Hook Ice Fishing Jigging Spoons

Lures designed specifically for ice fishing are usua11y the best choice, but you can also jig through the ice with spoons, jigs and vibrating blades. And, many ang1ers have found that ice fishing lures work equally well in open water. Jigging lures designed for ice fishing include the following classes Jigging spoons designed for ice fishing are similar to those used in open water, a1though most are smaller and narrower. These lures have llttle action when pulled upward, but tumble to the side when allowed to sink with slack line. Ang1ers often tip these lures with whole or cut minnows, or fish eyes. Jigging spoons should be attached with a split ring. An airplane jig is simply a lead-head jig with wings molded into the sides of the head. The lure swims in a wide circle when jigged. Tipping with minnows usually makes these lures more effective. Airplane jigs should be tied directly to the line. How to Use Jigging Minnows and Spoons Spoons spoon catches more water and thus wobbles more...

Making Wooden Crankbaits

Making your own CRANKBAITS from scratch or painting Real Pro's CRANKBAIT BODIES is much easier than most anglers think. Requires few tools, just follow these simple instructions and you'll be well on your way to becoming a much better angler. Follow the painting instructions for both wood and plastic crankbaits. Painting Your Crankbaits There are several methods of painting crankbaits. You can brush, dip, spray or air brush (for super fine detail) your plugs. (Note small open eye screw in tip of above plug. This is a temporary screw used to hang the plug for drying.) Canada's Source for Lure Making Parts is Real Pro's SportFishing www.luremaking.com Paints for Crankbaits

Weightforward Spinners

Spinner Blade

Charter-boat captains on Lake Erie rely almost exclusively on weight-forward spinners to locate walleye schools in the vast expanses of open water. The lures excel whenever fish are scattered over a large area or suspended at a certain depth. Most weight-forward spinners also work well for fishing in deep water or fast current. They have narrow bodies which cause them to sink rapidly and hold their depth. Others are better suited to sha1-lower water because their wider bodies give them aplaning effect. Some models have a long wire shaft in front of the head to reduce the chances of a bite-off when fishing northern pike or muskies. Weight-forward spinners are usually tipped with some type of live bait, so most come with a single hook. The hook is attached to ride with the point up, making the lure relatively snagless. Fishermen who use nightcrawlers often replace the single hook with a treble. The worm stays on the hook better and yon will lose fewer fish. POPULAR WEIGHT-FORWARD...

Large French Bucktail Spinners

French Bucktail spinners are unbelievable big fish catchers. Their large size and bulkiness created by the bucktail attract the largest fish in the area. Don't pass up the opportunity to have these fish attractors in your tackle box. Shown here are similar spinners using different spinner bodies. The most commonly used spinner body on these spinners is the F body as shown above right. It is used in combination with a selection of solid brass beads. It is also used on the Fluted Bucktail spinners and the Willowleaf spinner. You can also use a selection of solid brass beads to vary the weight of these amazing big fish catching spinners. French Bucktail spinners are proven When making the larger French bucktail spinners you should use a closed eye wire shaft of at least 0.030 wire but a 0.040 or larger wire is highly recommended for large pike and musky. Attach the bucktail with a split ring (use size 4 to 7) so you may easily change bucktails with damaged hooks or worn, torn or damaged...

Weighted Forward Spinners

Weight Forward Spinners

Weight forward spinners are popular spinners for walleye on lake Erie and many other walleye lakes. The advantage with these spinners is that they are one of the best lures for suspended fish. They take many thousands of walleye, bass, pike and many other game fish each year. They also troll extremely well and don't twist line. These spinners consist of a straight wire shaft (looped), a molded on lead head, a spinner blade (usually a French blade) several beads and a hook. You can mold your own heads or you may purchase the weight forward heads already molded. Some anglers prefer to paint the weighted lead head while others do not. Assembling Weight Forward Spinners If you are molding your own weight forward heads use 0.030 lure making wire. Also look through the Real Pro's SportFishing catalogue for pre-molded heads.

Large Fluted Blade Bucktail Spinners

These spinners have an extremely large following with the die hard musky fishermen. And for good reason, they catch a lot of big musky and pike. Note they can be made using our spinner body combination or you can make them simply using only solid brass beads as an effective and heavy body. When making the large Fluted bucktail spinners you should use a closed eye wire shaft of at least 0.040. Attach the bucktail with a split ring (use size 4 to 7) so you may easily change bucktails with damaged hooks or with worn, torn or damaged bucktail.

Large Willow Leaf Bucktail Spinners

These spinners are very much like the above Fluted Bucktail spinner except the blade used is an oversized willow leaf blade. The advantage with a willow leaf blade is that this spinner can be fished much deeper than the French or the Fluted bucktail spinner. Every serious pike and musky angler should have a selection of these large willow leaf bucktail spinners. Use solid brass beads on all of these spinners. Use solid brass beads on all of these spinners.

Fast Current Deep Water French Spinners

Here is a series of French Spinners that have evolved for fishing fast current and deeper water situations. A word of warning before using these spinners is that they cast like bullets and sink like rocks. They do however, catch a lot more fish in special situations. Situations like when the fish have moved deeper than you can normally get with an average weighted spinner or when the current is just too strong for achieving anything more than surface skipping with your average weighted spinners. When making the Heavier French spinners you should use an open loop wire shaft. If you decide to use larger diameter wire you may have to drill the holes on the first few beads larger to fit the wire shaft. Use a 1 16 or 1 20 drill bit.

Making Weighted Spinners

Spinners are by far Canada's favourite lure. The reasons for their popularity is rather simple. They catch a lot of fish. More than any other lure. They work well in both clear and murky water conditions. The revolving blade creates a fish attracting flash which is visible in clear water from great distances. In murky water the blade vibration attracts fish from great distances. Clearly, spinners are the most effective and popular lure so I will dedicate a lot of space to their assembly. Spinners are easy and inexpensive to make. I am sure after you make a few spinners you will quickly become hooked on making spinners. From then on you will never need to buy another spinner. Remember, there is no single right way of making a spinner from scratch. Nor is there only one right combination of spinner bodies, beads, or blades to make a perfect spinner. Over the years I have made tens of thousands of spinners in all shapes and sizes for all game fish. The tables in the following pages list...

Tables for Weighted Spinners

Use the tables, on the next several pages, to assemble well balanced, functional spinners. Each table is for a different series of spinners. I have and continue to use most of the following spinners. I do have my own favourites but you have to decide for yourself which will be yours. The spinners meet the requirements of all fisherman. First, they are well balanced, have instantaneous blade spin the second the spinner hits the water. Which is exactly what you want in a spinner. Secondly, because they work so well they catch a lot of fish. Lastly, they just plain look good. Many anglers will simply not use a spinner if it does not look good. Well you can rest easy because these look good and catch a lot of fish.

Spoons

Spoons are extremely popular with all anglers. They work well, come in many different sizes and weights. Assuming you do not make your own spoon blanks the only tools you need are a pair of split ring pliers and a sharp knife. You probably already have everything you need to get going.

Spinnerbaits

Black bass, rainbow trout, crappie on small in-line spinners Spinnerbaits have one or more blades that spin or rotate around a straight wire or safety pin type shaft. Nearly all spinnerbaits have tails and bodies made of rubber skirts, animal hair, soft plastic, feathers or other materials.

Trolling Plugs

Dorado Lures

Trolling plugs differ greatly in appearance and action, but share one common feature their design makes them difficult to cast. Many have too much wind resistance, some tangle too easily and others are simply too heavy. Most trolling plugs have broad, flat foreheads that produce an exceptionally wide wobble. Some have lips or scooped-out heads that give them a nanower, crankbait-like wobble. A few have flattened faces, resulting in an enatic, darting action. Fishermen generally use trolling plugs to cover large open-water areas. Trolling plugs are not suited for working a target precisely because it is difficult to control their path unless trolling with a short line. When selecting trolling plugs, consider the depth at which they run and the speed at which they have the best action. If the fish are located within 20 feet of the surface, yon can choose a trolling plug that runs at the proper depth with no added weight. The best way to determine exactly how deep a plug will run is to...

Standard Spoons

Replacing Treble Hooks With Single Hooks

Standard spoons come in a confusing array of sizes, shapes and thicknesses. You can greatly improve your fishing success by learning which spoons work best for the fish you pursue and the situations you typically encounter. The major concern in choosing standard spoons is thickness. Some manufacturers make the same design in thick, medium and thin models. Thick spoons wobble best when retrieved rapidly. They can be cast long distances, even in a strong wind. These qualities make them ideai for explora- , tory fishing. When you are not sure where to find the fish, thick spoons enable you to search out a large area quickly. thin spoons wobble attractively at slow speeds, 50 they work well in cold water or whenever fish are sluggish and reluctant to strike. But you cannot cast a thin spoon nearly as far or as accurately as a thick one. Thin spoons sink slowly and tend to climb on the retrieve, so they are best-suited to fishing in shallow water. Medium-thickness spoons perform best at...

Standard Spinners

Spoon Clevis

Because standard spinners sink slowly, they are rnost effective at shallow or rnediurn depths. They work best in open water, but can also be fished in sparse weeds or over weed tops. They are not as weed-resistant as safety-pin spinners. Standard spinners come in two main styles. The most common has a blade attached to the shaft with a clevis. It produces a strong beat easily detectable by the fish and the fisherrnan. Sorne standard spinners have buoyant bodies rnade of balsa or low-density plastic. With weight attached to the line, these spinners will float above bottorn where they cannot snag on rocks and logs. POPULAR STANDARD SPINNERS include (1) Comet , (2) Rainbo , (3) Super Vibrax Salmon' Trout TM, STANDARD SPINNERS come in two basic styles. The (left) clevis type has a blade attached to a U-shaped metal clevis that rotates around the shaft. On the (right) sonic type, the shaft runs directly through the blade. The body of a standard spinner is behind the blade and consists of...

Crankbaits

Warts Dogs Lips

Fishermen use the term crankbait for any lure with a lip that causes it to dive and wiggle when cranked in. Designed primarily for casting, most crankbaits have a relatively short aerodynamic body. Minnow plugs are sometimes classed as crankbaits, but will be considered as a separate category in this book. Crankbaits work best at water temperatures of 55 F or warmer. At cooler temperatures, fish usua11y refuse to chase fast-moving lures. Most crankbaits float at rest, but a few sink, enabling you to count them down to the desired depth before beginning yom retrieve. Crankbaits are made of foamed or hard plastic or wood, usually balsa or cedar. Hard plastic crankbaits generally cast better than foamed plastic or wooden ones of a similar design, but do not wiggle as well on a slow retrieve. dive. Many fishermen believe that a crankbait with a steeply-sloping lip dives the deepest. But in reality, one with a lip extending straight off the front runs deeper. The size of the lip in...

Minnow Plugs

Balsa Plug

Minnow plugs have a shape and swimming action remarkably similar to those of shiners or other slim-bodied baitfish. Because minnow plugs rely mainly on their visua1 appeai to attract fish, they work best in relatively clear water. They do not produce as much sound as crankbaits or vibrating plugs, so they are less effective in waters of low clarity. Minnow plugs generally have smaller lips than crankbaits, so the head does not swing as far to the side when the plug swims. The tight rocking action is less violent than the action of a crankbait, but much more lifelike. Originally, minnow plugs were hand-carved from ba1sa wood. Many are still made of balsa, but some are now molded from plastic. Because of their light weight, balsa models wobble more than plastic ones. But they are harder to cast and less durable. Most minnow plugs float at rest, but some sink. The majority of floaters run shallow, from 1 to 5 feet below the surface, a1though some have very long lips and dive as deep as...

Unweighted Spinners

There are many unweighted spinners in use. June bug, swing, ripple, Colorado and Indiana blades are just a few of the blades used on these types of spinners. These spinners are built on a straight wire shaft. Usually an open loop shaft with a coil spring to hold the loop closed. You may also use the hook snap shaft which opens and closes easily. Most of these spinners consist of a straight wire shaft, several beads, a coil spring, one or two spinner blades and a stirrup clevise for each blade. The coil spring permits the angler to quickly change hooks on-the-fly. The open looped shaft with coil spring may be substituted with a hook snap (easily opened and closed) or a looped shaft which must have hook attached with the aid of a split ring. Assembling unweighted spinners Assembling these popular spinners is very easy. Simply slide the coil spring down the open loop wire shaft to securely fasten the loop closed. Now slide the desired number of beads and spinner blade. Now simply form a...

Buzz Baits

Buzz baits are just as easy to make as are spinnerbaits. These weedless lures are fished on the surface. The blades are sold in the same sizes as the heads. For example if you are making a 1 4oz buzz bait use a 1 4oz size buzz blade. Use a hollow metal bead in front of your buzz blade and a rivet after the blade.

Jigs Jigging Lures

Many expert fishermen consider jigs and jigging lures the most consistently productive of all artificial lures. They work for a wide variety of species under a1most any conditions. Jigs and jigging lures can be fished slowly, so they work especially wen in cold water. Low water temperature reduces the metabolic rate of fish, making them reluctant to chase fast-moving lures. But the slow jigging action will often tempt a strike. The rapid sink rate of most jigs and jigging lures makes them an excellent choice for reaching bottom in current or for fishing in deep water. Lake trout anglers, for example, regularly use these lures at depths up to 100 feet with no extra weight added to the line. But jigs and jigging lures can also be effective in water only a few feet deep. Most jigs and jigging lures have compact bodies, so they are ideal for casting into the wind or for casting long distances. The extra distance helps you take fish in clear water or in other situations where they are...

Flies and Poppers

Flies and poppers are small, very light, almost weightless lures used primarily for flyfishing. A spincast or spinning rod and reel outfitted with a bubble (clear bobber) placed four to five feet above the lure works well if you don't have a fly rod. These lures are excellent for sunfish and bass, but most any fish can be caught on these baits. POPPERS POPPERS Fishing Tips The simplest of tackle is all that is needed to catch these feisty, hand-sized fish. Preferred baits are worms, crickets, mealworms, small jigs, spinners, miniature insect crankbaits or flyfishing tackle (i.e. flies, poppers, worm imitations,etc.). Fishing Tips They will strike artificial baits including crankbaits, spinner baits, jigs, soft plastics, spoons, flies and other various live bait look-alikes. Largemouth bass relish live baits such as minnows, earthworms, crawfish, leeches, frogs, lizards, insects and even small mice when the opportunity offers itself. Fishing Tips Black crappie are fond of small...

Spinners

One piece of equipment that you will find in every angler's tackle box is spinners. A well made spinner will work with you to attract the trout, whether you choose to use bait or not. For this reason, the spinner is the ideal way to catch fish without the mess of having to use bait. The important thing to remember when choosing spinners is that the color of the water will have a huge influence on the color you choose. Keep in mind that water, regardless of how dark or clear, it acts as a dense medium that works to filter out light. Additionally, water becomes darker the deeper it is since light cannot penetrate through that far. In darker water, once you cast the spinner into the water, its ability to produce reflection changes. That means that while you might see a bright yellow with shiny blade, or a matte finish, it looks different from the trout's viewpoint. Therefore, keep this in mind when you shop for spinners in comparison with the water you will be fishing. Let us break this...

Stainless Steel Wire Solid and Stranded

Wire is wire, right Wrong There are several types of wire and many different diameters. Each has its own use in lure making. There is single strand stainless steel wire which is used for virtually all spinners built around a wire shaft. Many anglers fishing for pike and musky make their wire leaders out of single strand wire. The advantage is the wire is smaller in diameter than equal strength nylon coated wire. Nylon Coa,in9 Wire Shafts for Spinners Use a closed loop when you want to attach the hook to a Hook Snap spinner with a split ring. This permits the changing of hooks without having to take the spinner apart. Most large spinners use a closed loop shaft. Use an open loop when you build most of your spinners. (See next section on building spinners.) It can be held closed by the spinner body or coil spring if making a bait hook spinner. Use a hook snap when you build a spinner where you want to easily and quickly change hooks. These spinners are usually unweighted. Spinners with...

Other Important Components

They are most often used to attach hooks to spoons, spinners and other lures. But they serve many other purposes. Such as line attachment on crankbaits, blade attachment on spinnerbaits. Keep a few of several sizes ready for use. Connection sleeves are a necessity for the assembly of leaders made from nylon coated wire but do have several other uses. Most notable as spacers on spinners. Crane Swivels Are the most popular swivels. There are many different quality crane swivels. Stay away form most imported crane swivels because many do not perform very well. I recommend you use Real Pro's Deluxe Crane Swivels. They are inexpensive and work very well. Use crane swivels where ever you require a swivel spoons, spinners, spinnerbaits, harnesses and more. Barrel Swivels Barrel swivels are an inexpensive swivel but unfortunately do not perform very well. There main use is in bass sinkers and other lead molding applications. You should not use them on spinnerbaits or other spinners. Eye...

Putting It All Together

To over simplify, building spinners, is basically placing a hook on a wire shaft, sliding on a spinner body, then dropping on a blade and forming a closed eye. Before you actually build a spinner look over the three methods of bending the eyes in the wire shafts, listed in the next section, and decide which method you want to try. Then look over the tables listing different spinner designs and choose a few to assemble. The quickest way to end up with a finished spinner is to begin with an open loop preformed wire shaft and then make the finishing eye with a pair of pliers or wire forming tool. When making spinners using this method use a purchased open loop wire shaft or make your own using a wire former. Using this method you can make spinners in many different sizes. You can even form closed eyes in surprisingly large gauge wires. With practice you will be able to quickly form a closed loop. Use this method when using a closed loop wire shaft, purchased or made using a wire former....

Putting the Spinnerbait Together

How Attach Lure With Split Ring

Before you begin assembling your spinnerbaits decide if you want a single or tandem spinnerbait. If you want a tandem bladed spinnerbait you must first put the secondary blade on the upper arm. Have your pair of needle nose pliers handy. Tandem spinnerbaits only. Slide one or two beads on the upper arm. Then slide the blade down the upper arm. Now slide a few (2 to 3) beads down on top of the clevise. Always use at least one bead above and below the clevise. All spinnerbaits. Using your needle nose pliers form a small loop at the end of the upper arm. Leave enough room to insert the snap swivel.

Blade Types and Their Uses

Spinnerbaits, Colorado spinners, weighted spinners and of course the popular unweighted baitholder spinners. Colorado blades are ideal when you require a spinnerbait that will buzz the surface on a slow retrieve and for free falling (helecoptering) spinnerbaits on short arms. Use the deep cut Colorado Blade for extremely slow rolling spinnerbaits and walleye harnesses when you will drift or backtroll very slowly and require the blade to spin. Don't forget to use them on bass when the water is cool in the late fall. The Indiana Blade is great for walleye harnesses and spinnerbaits where more flash and less vibration is required. The willowleafblade is a very long narrow blade. It spins very close to the shaft and has an angle of rotation of about 20 degrees. The blade spins very fast and tight to the shaft so it is ideal for quick retrieves and swift currents on weighted spinners. Due to the tight spin, it gives a lot of flash. It's most popular use is on spinnerbaits, lake trolls and...

Design Elements of a Weighted Spinner

Spinner Lure Making

The most important element of a good working spinner is balance. You must have a well balanced spinner. An unbalanced spinner will either have spinner wobble, improper blade rotation or no blade rotation at all. What I mean by balance is simply balance the weight of the spinner so the weight is spread evenly over the length of the spinner body. Don't overweight your spinners or the blades will not rotate properly. The style of blade you choose to use is up to you but remember the key to a successful spinner is it's blade. Because there are so many different styles of blades, I can only recommend that you make spinners using different blades so you can get a feel for the blade's reponsiveness. But take note, the blade, with a few exceptions, when hanging on a spinner when held upright should extend just past the spinner body. The clevise holds the blade to the spinner shaft. Most blades with a few exceptions require a clevise. Always use a stirrup clevise when making spinners using a...

Assembling Your Spinner

Bell Sinker Fishing Line

Harnesses are usually fished by trolling or drifting. To get the rig down to the strike zone you will have to use a weight system. Popular weight systems include the use of walking sinkers, bottom bouncers, and three way swivels with a dropper line attached to a bell sinker or split shot (also known as a wolf river rig).

Clevises

Clevises are the small pieces of metal which hold the spinner blade in place and permit the blade to spin freely around the spinner shaft or monofiliment. Clevises come in two basic styles. Stirrup (easy spin) and folded. Stirrup clevises are the type you use on spinners with solid wire shafts while folded clevises are use on monofiliment and nylon coated wire. French Spinners In-Line Spinners Bucktail Spinners Leader Spinners Hook Snap Spinners Hook Spinners Spinnerbaits (tandum) A relatively new clevise is the Quick Change Clevise. This is a plastic clevise designed and patented by Gregg Pauley of South Dakota. What makes this clevise so unique is that the spinner blade can easily be removed and replaced with a different blade without having to rebuild the spinner or harness. This is the clevise for anglers who wish to change blades while out on the water without changing lures. Popular for walleye harnesses and many weighted spinners. It is available in three sizes and there is...

Before You Begin

Fishing Lure Tape

Before we jump into the fun stuff lets go over a few basic necessities of lure making. It is extremely important that you have a few basic tools. The following is a guide to deciding which tools you need, before you begin, based on the types of lures you will be building. Spinners, Spinner Baits, Buzz Baits, and Musky Spinners Spinners are by far the most popular lures used in Canada. * Split ring pliers are only required if you decide to attach the hook using a split ring. t The Wire Forming Tool will only form wire under 0.026 used on smaller spinners. t Not required for making Spinner Baits or Buzz Baits. * Split ring pliers are only required if you decide to attach the hook using a split ring. t The Wire Forming Tool will only form wire under 0.026 used on smaller spinners. t Not required for making Spinner Baits or Buzz Baits. Casting and Trolling Spoons Spoons require only a pair of split ring pliers to quickly assemble. You will also need a sharp knife if you will be applying...

Blade Finishes

Polished Brass Is a brass blade stamped and polished. It will tarnish over time. A tarnished blade is often exactly what you want. I often purposely tarnish blades to make a less flashy spinner. Have you ever wondered why some old tarnished spinners catch so many fish Usually it is because the fish are a little nervous of too much flash.

Molding Lead

Molding Lead

Molding your own lead heads is quick and easy. Serious luremakers invest in a few inexpensive lure molds and some melting equipment Not only can you mold spinnerbait and buzz bait heads but also many types of jig and sinkers. Commercial lead furnaces are available which aid the lure T f maker. These lead melting pot are convenient when casting jfj large quantities of jigs or sinkers. They hold between 10 and 20 & J pounds of lead. Most commercial lead furnaces have lever J No commercial furnace, don't worry. You can use a propane camp stove to melt lead in a cast iron pot. Lead melts at 621 F (327 C) so you require a heat source that will generate enough heat quickly. Pour the lead into the mold using a ladle. There are two ladle sizes, a 1 lb and 2 oz. Use the 2 oz. for small tear drop jigs and smaller sinkers. When you cast spinnerbaits or buzz baits you must use a ladle. There just isn't After the heads are cast you must allow the heads to cool before removing the spruce. After...

Making Stinger Rigs

Stinger rigs are a great way of catching those short striking fish. Use stingers with jigs and other baits. Make your own using a short length of nylon coated wire, monofiliment or even a length of single strand 0.012 wire and attach to a quick clip attachment and treble hook. Large pike and musky spinners are not much without a large bucktail dressed treble on the end of the spinner. These large dressed hooks add much bulkiness and colour to the spinner. Tying large bucktail dressed trebles is a little tricky and requires a little practice. Likewise small dresses trebles dressed with calftail add a degree of attractive powers to both the angler and the fish. You probably already realize that most commercial spinners which have a dressed treble sell at a large premium over plain spinners. The cost of purchasing a dressed treble is close to or more than the cost of all components going into the spinner. So the advantages of tying your own dressed trebles is sure to help your wallet....

Spoon Doctoring

There are many adjustments you can do to your spoons to change their action. Try these on you spoons and you just might be amazed the change will have on the fish catching ability of your spoons. These tricks work on both casting and trolling spoons. 1. Reverse the spoon. Put the hook on the front of the spoon and run the spoon backwards. It may not work on all spoons but it often changes the action (wobble) of the spoon considerably which is just what you need to get that fish to strike. 6. Make a spoon weedless by replacing the treble hook with a worm hook. Texas rig a plastic worm or plastic twister tail onto the hook. Now you can cast it into the weeds or work the bottom without the risk of losing your spoons.

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A fishing lure is any inanimate object that can be used to catch a fish. Lures work by imitating the vibration, color, movement, or a combination of the three, of something a fish would eat. While a very few fishermen make their own lures, the vast majority are manufactured and sold in tackle shops, sporting-goods sections of department stores, and through mail-order warehouses. And it's a huge business According to a 1991 survey conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, fishermen in the United States spent more than 621 million on fishing lures.

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A largemouth angler's arsenal includes bait such as minnows, crayfish, frogs, and insects and lures such as crankbaits, spoons, spinners, flies, and plastic worms. This last offering is arguably the most effective largemouth bass lure throughout its range, and is usually fished on bottom with a slow retrieve. Smallmouths prefer minnows, crayfish, worms, and assorted insects, with crayfish being the preferred forage where these crustaceans exist and when they are available. These baits, and lures resembling them such as jigs, spinners, and small crankbaits, all will take smallmouths.

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Lake trout can be caught by flyfishermen and light-spin-tackle anglers in spring when the fish move to shallow water. Best offerings to use at this time are minnow simulations streamers, spinners, spoons, and diving crankbaits. But the majority of lake-trout fishing is done at depth by trolling with large spoons and live bait, such as smelt. In the past, heavy, unwieldy conventional rods and reels outfitted with wire line were necessary to reach the depths required. However, the advent of downriggers has allowed comparatively light-tackle anglers to fish for lake trout successfully.

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The best lure and bait choices for brown trout depend entirely on the habitat and the time of year. Generally, live bait, such as garden worms and small minnows, and artificials, such as spinners and small spoons, work well, especially early and late in the year in rivers and smaller lakes. Flyfishermen do well with nymphs and streamers in early spring and move to wet and dry flies when insect hatches occur. In large lakes and reservoirs, fishing live baitespecially the prominent forage type, such as smeltwill take browns, as will trolling crankbaits and spoons imitating the forage.

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Spinnerbait A lure consisting of a wire with a loop in its middle and the arms bent into a V-shape. At the end of the top arm is a spinner blade, like the kind found on spinners, attached to the arm via a swivel, which allows the blade to rotate freely. At the end of the bottom arm is a hook, usually with a lead head for weight and adorned with a skirt or some other fish-attracting device. Fishing line is tied to the loop. It is also called a hairpin lure. Split shot Small, round lead sinkers with a slot cut about halfway through them which allows them to be pinched onto fishing line. Spoon A thin, rounded metal fishing lure. Spoons are also called wobblers for their side-to-side movement in the water when retrieved. Terminal tackle Fishing-line accessories, such as sinkers, snaps, swivels, snap-swivels, and bobbers.

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Modern tackle boxes are like toolboxes on steroids. Made of impact-resistant, lightweight plastic, they feature individual compartments in various sizes to hold lures, hooks, sinkers, spools of line, and other equipment. They're much improved over older models, which were made of metal and squeaked, rusted easily (especially when used around salt water), and clanged on the bottom of a boat, scaring fish. Other tackle boxes are simply plastic shells that hold stacks of utility boxes, which are flat and have a hinged lid on the top (somewhat like a jewelry box). These clear or translucent utility boxes also feature adjustable compartments. A benefit to this style is that the boxes can be used to store different types of tackle and can be labeled as such on their sideshooks, trout spinners, spoons, and so on. You'll know what's in each box just by glancing at it and won't have to pull all of them out or open each one to get what you want. This style also allows to you bring just one or...

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Best baits include garden worms and red worms, grasshoppers, crickets, grubs, and small minnows. Lure fishermen can use small jigs and spinners, miniature crankbaits, and small soft plastic baits. Flyfishermen can enjoy quick, tremendous sport by casting small dry flies, wet flies, and nymphs.

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This fish can be difficult to find as they can be found anywhere in the water column depending on temperature, time of year, and forage present. This last can include any manner of fish, but is usually a specific species of baitfish such as gizzard shad that has been stocked along with the stripers to provide a large enough source of forage. Sometimes deep trolling with crankbaits and jigs is necessary to catch stripers other times still-fishing with live or cut baitlarge shiners, gizzard shad, even small trout where legalcan take them. At times a school of stripers will herd a school of baitfish to the surface, at which time anglers can catch them by casting surface or shallow-running lures at the commotion.

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Walleye are usually bottom-oriented, feeding on minnows, worms, leeches, and the aquatic stages of insects. As such, the angler would do well to use these baits, fished close to the bottom. One of the most effective walleye offerings consists of a small jig sweetened with a minnow, night crawler, or leech, slowly bumped along the bottom. Small crankbaits and spinners, also fished close to the bottom, will also take walleyes. A slow presentation is best.

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Buzzbait A lure similar to a spinnerbait except for a propeller-type device on the upper arm instead of a spinner blade. The upper arm, which is bent so that it is parallel to the bottom arm, passes through the center of the flashy propeller blades, which rotate very quickly when retrieved.

How To Tie Jig Using A Rabbit Strip

Best Artificial Bass Bait

The type of dressing affects the sink rate and action of a jig. Most jigs coTe with some HOOK STYLE. How well a hook penetrates and holds a fish and how easily it unsnags depends mainly on its thickness. Most jigs coTe with fine-wire Aberdeen hooks that penetrate easily. When snagged, they can often be straightened with a direct pull on the line. Heavier O'Shaughnessy-style hooks work better for tough-jawed fish and for horsing fish out of dense cover. Fishing With Jigs Yoh can also tro11 with jigs. Slow trolling along structure will take a wide variety of fish including wa11eyes, northern pike, and largemouth and sma11mouth bass. As you move along, twitch your rod tip to hop the jig over the bottom. Trolling steadily in mid-water will catch fish like white bass, stripers and crappies. When using this method, add a soft plastic curly-tai1 to your jig to improve its action. Many anglers believe jigs are effective only on a clean bottom because they snag easily in brush and...

Knots for Use With Artificial Lures

Willow Spinner Blade

Spinner-type lures come in four basic designs. Standard spinners have a blade which rotates around a straight wire shaft. Most standard spinners havesome type of weight behind the blade to make the lure heavy enough to cast. Weight-forward spinners resemble standard spinners, but the weight is ahead of the blade. Spinnerbaits have a shaft similar to an open safety pin. They have a lead head on the lower arm and a spinner blade on the upper arm. Buzzbaits resemble either standard spinners or spinnerbaits, but have a specially designed propener rather than an ordinary spinner blade. Sensitive tackle will help you feel the beat of the spinner blade. If the beat stops, you may be retrieving too slowly, weeds may have fouled the lure, or afish may have struck it. When fishing a spinnerbait or buzzbait, use a stiff rod to drive the thick hooks into a fish's jaws.

Pikeperch Zander Sander lucioperca

Pikeperch Sander Lucioperca

Pike-perch prefer cloudy and deep waters, and they are not comfortable in small lakes. The oxygen need of pike-perch is fairly large and they prefer warm water for that reason they are not found in Northern Finland. As fry, pike-perch feed on plankton as adults they are predators. Pike-perch begin a fish diet when they have attained a length of 5-15 cm. The spawning season is May-June. Fishing rod equipment, primarily wobblers, lures and jigs, are generally used to catch pike-perch. The greatest chance to catch a pike-perch on a rod is during June-July. Most pike-perch caught weigh 1-2 kg. The largest pike-perch caught in Finnish waters is 13.7 kg.

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Practice Makes Perfect

You should also practice with various rods, reels, and spinners. The idea is to prepare for all types of situations so when you are at the water, you are ready to catch some serious trout. A little trick that many professional anglers use is that before you start fishing take about 10 to 15 minutes to practice casting. Remember that every body of water is different on different days. Therefore, by allowing yourself this time, you will actually become accustomed to that body of water. Just like a pro athlete before the big game, you need to warm your body up, which includes the muscles used for casting. This might now sound like a big deal, but it is. The time spent practicing will give you a chance to make sure your reel and spinners are working right, your muscles are warmed up, and everything is ready to go.

Fishing Shoreline Reeds

When fishing reeds, your best bet is to use an inexpensive or one of your homemade spinners since chances are you will lose a few. However, by being patient, you will most often find a great place where there is an abundance of trout so you do not mind losing a few spinners.

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These opportunistic predators don't have a finicky diet, except that they seem to prefer large forage (they have been known to eat ducklings). Yellow perch, suckers, and panfish are well known as favorite forage for northern pike. These fish, as well as large shiners and chubs, will take pike when fished with a bobber in the weeds or close to the bottom in pools and holes. Many fishermen prefer to use artificial lures for pike, with the red-and-white spoon being a time-honored favorite. Large spinners and crankbaits, especially those that resemble a yellow perch where that species is found, also take northern pike. Average weight for the species runs less than 1 pound, although a school of jumbo yellow perch may contain fish twice that weight. Yellow perch aren't very finicky feeders, but their forage is limited because of their comparatively small size. Small fish, insects, small crayfish, and snails make up a perch's diet. Probably the best bait for yellow perch is a small minnow...

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A favorite fishing method is also quite simple hooking a shiner or other minnow a few feet below a bobber and casting it near or into a weedbed. In clear waters, and if the angler is attentive and quiet, it's sometimes possible to watch a pickerel stalk its prey and eventually pounce on the minnow with lightning speed. Many other baits and lures will take pickerel, too. Diving crankbaits, spoons, and plastic worms are the most effective. Flyfishermen find great sport with pickerel by using large streamers fished slowly in and around the weeds.

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Rainbow trout are usually not as difficult to catch as brown trout, but they certainly aren't pushovers. The majority of a rainbow trout's diet consists of aquatic insects (which, along with their acrobatics, makes them a favorite of flyfishermen), but will readily feed on terrestrial insects, worms, and small fish. Fly-rodders should try to match the hatch if one is present if not, brightly colored wet flies or streamers are a good bet. Spinfishermen do well with the baits previously mentioned, as well as brightly colored spinners and small spoons. Rainbows and steelhead also display a liking for fish roe, so baits such as salmon eggs and egg sacs are worth trying. In large lakes, rainbows and steelhead are usually caught by anglers fishing with live bait and or lures that resemble the particular forage base in that water, such as alewife.

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Native brook trout in streams may average only 6 inches or so (but these streams may be only 6 feet wide). In lakes, brook trout grow to larger sizes, though still not as big as other trout species. Brookies eat a variety of forage, although in most places it's limited to aquatic and terrestrial insects, baitfish, and crustaceans. Brookies are not difficult to catch, but at times these fish will turn off and frustrate even the most dedicated fishermen. In streams, flyfishermen should use bright wet flies, small streamers, and nymphs spinfishermen do well with live bait such as garden worms and small minnows and with miniature spinners and spoons. Baits and lures for lakes are similar and can be somewhat larger.

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Pork rinds are pickled strips of tough yet supple hog skin, cut in various shapes and colored in various hues and patterns. Used chiefly for largemouth bass, pickerel, and pike, pork rinds (sometimes called pork strips) undulate enticingly when slowly retrieved, and a skilled fisherman can make a pork rind look very much like a living creature. Because the rinds are so tough, they can be used over and over, even after a toothy fish has gnawed on it. Pork rinds are fun to fish in weedy areas on a weedless hook, as you can make it look like an injured minnow one moment and a distressed frog the next. Pork rinds are also used as trailers on some fishing lures (covered in the next chapter).

Brands

The spinners made today are truly amazing. If you visit any sporting goods or fishing store, you will probably feel a bit overwhelmed by so many brands. However, a few brands that you can always rely on include In addition to looking at spinners sold over the counter is to have a spinner custom made. Interestingly enough, a custom spinner is not that expensive and allows you to choose exactly the type of spinner you like.

Spinner Loss

Unfortunately, many anglers make the mistake of spending too much thought and time worrying about losing spinners. After all, when trout fishing you are going to be casting over rocks, around shrubbery, and over tree branches, which means that spinners will be lost no matter how careful you are. If you focus so much on the spinner so you do not lose it, you will not be casting properly, which will affect the way in which you cast. This mentality needs to change if you want to be a good angler and catch an abundance of trout. Do you remember when we recommended you consider making some of your own spinners This is why. By making your own, you save money and thereby can afford to lose them more often without worrying about the money going down the drain. By focusing solely on the spinner and ways not to lose it, you are limiting yourself to fishing only areas without obstacles. Why is that bad Well, as discussed in earlier chapters, trout love shelter. They love the fallen trees,...

Attraction

If the spinner does imitate a juvenile fish with its movement and vibration, the trout may mistake it and strike. However, spinners are not always viewed as food. For this reason, you want to choose spinners that grab the trout's attention, whether food or not. If you cannot evoke curiosity, the fish will not strike.

Action

Remember that spinners are designed to work in a specific way. When you retrieve incorrectly, you are not allowing that spinner to work at its maximum potential. Since spinners work by creating flash, sound, and vibration, it is important that you retrieve appropriate so that not one or two of the aspects are working but all three.

Finish

When choosing for spinners, your primarily goal is to make choices that will entice the trout to investigate and strike. If you were fishing in clear water with a chartreuse or hot pint spinner, Both reflection and flash are affected by the amount of sunlight on the day you are fishing. For this reason, when fishing on a beautiful, sunny day, stick with spinners that have a duller finish. If you are fishing on an overcast day, you want the spinner to be bright. This is why it is important to have a number of different spinners in your collection. You might start your day fishing in bright sunlight only to have clouds roll in. If you were to continue fishing with a dull finished spinner, you would notice that the biting had stopped. In this case, you could simply change out the spinner to something brighter and keep on fishing.

Edge Waters

Usually the shallow's edge waters with little cover appear to be devoid of fish. These areas can become feeding lies because hatched insects tend to collect in these slack currents. Here the stillborn and spent spinners concentrate as a result, these insects can be easily caught by foraging fish.

Technique

If you were to present the spinner so that it was working against the current, you might intrigue a few trout but in general, this creates too much flash and therefore, over excites the fish. Typically, trout do not follow spinners upstream, as this goes against the way in which real food would travel. Therefore, stay with the flow of the water so your spinner is approaching the trout from behind, which is again, the location of their blind spot.

Speed

Good quality spinners are made to pulsate as they move through the water. This pulsating action serves several purposes. First, it helps you determine the speed at which the spinner is moving in the water so you can slow the retrieval down or speed it up as needed. Remember, when the spinner is moving too quickly, you are reducing the number of strikes. Therefore, retrieve as slow as you can, keeping with the current.

Water Breadth

The benefit of fishing in a larger lake, river, or stream is that trout are not as wary or easily spooked. Additionally, the larger body of water provides you with more fishing area. The downfall to that is that it also provides more shelter for the trout. When fishing larger bodies of water, you want to stick primarily with brighter spinners or those with a greater level of flash. This helps expand the area of attracting trout since they can see further.

Flexibility

To be flexible means to be open minded about learning ways to become a better angler. Get excited about learning new ways to cast, how to make your own spinners, or different bodies of water to try. Be open minded to new techniques, ideas, and equipment. What you want to avoid is becoming stagnant in your thinking. When this happens, you never become a better angler and soon, all the joy of fishing is gone.

Pants Shirts

With multiple pockets, you can store everything you need that you would normally keep in your tackle box. Just imagine having lures, spinners, pliers, a pocketknife, line, and so on right there on your person. All you have to do is unzip or unclip the pocket, pull out what you need, and you are ready to keep fishing.

Mayflies

The adult mayfly goes through 2 phases. The first is a dun and the second phase is commonly called a spinner. The newly hatched adults are called duns and fly to the steam's foliage after emergence. In this dun phase the adults are unable to mate and have opaque wings. The spinner emerges anywhere from one hour to 3 days after the dun sheds its outer covering. The sexually mature spinners have clear wings and form mating swarms in the air. When a female comes into the swarm she is seized by a male and mating takes place. After mating, the male usually falls spent to the water or ground and the female begins depositing her eggs on the water's surface or sometimes underneath the water. Then she falls spent, creating a spinner's fall. Trout enjoy most of the phases of the different 4 groups, having interest in some more than others.

Jerkbaits

Stalker Lure

TEST the flotation of your plug after attaching the sinkers by placing it in a tub of water. Continue taping sinkers in different positions until the plug floats level with its back barely out of the water. TEST the flotation of your plug after attaching the sinkers by placing it in a tub of water. Continue taping sinkers in different positions until the plug floats level with its back barely out of the water. DRILL holes exactly where the sinkers were attached. If using cone sinkers, drill a small hole for the nose, then drill out the top of the hole for the base. Partially fill the holes with epoxy, seat the sinkers, then seal. DRILL holes exactly where the sinkers were attached. If using cone sinkers, drill a small hole for the nose, then drill out the top of the hole for the base. Partially fill the holes with epoxy, seat the sinkers, then seal.

Soft Plastics

Rigging Plastic Worm With Hooks

To cast the smallest soft plastic lures, you will need light spinning tackle with sinkers or a plastic bubble. Or, yon can use fly tackle. To cast plastic worms less than 6 inches long, light spinning tackle and 4- to 8-pound mono usually work best. For larger worms with exposed hooks, most fishermen prefer spinning or bait-casting tackle with lines from 8- to 15-pound test. For larger worms with hooks buried in the plastic, use bait-casting tackle with lines from 12- to 25-pound test. Fishing with plastic worms bears many similarities to fishing with jigs. Pish usually grab a plastic worm as it sinks, so yon need a sensitive touch to detect a strike. You must keep your line taut as the worm drops, or strikes will go unnoticed. THREAD a worm onto a lead jig head with a strongly -barbed collar. Push firmly to snug the worm against the jig head so there is no gap. Mushroom-head jigs work especia11y well for this type of rigging.

GLO Series

Mepps GLO Series spinners and spoons are a premium line of Mepps lures that combine the vibration and flash of the classic Mepps spinner with high-visibility glow white, chip-resistant vinyl finishes. GLO Aglias have GLO white blades. The 4 and 5 GLO Aglias also have a high-contrast black GLO white body. GLO LongCast have GLO white blades and a GLO white fin for added visibility. Both the GLO Aglia and GLO LongCast also feature the fish-attracting vibration built into all Mepps spinners. GLO Bantam Syclops and GLO Syclops Lites feature ten reflective surfaces and a side-to-side wobbling action that drives fish nuts. Perfect for stream or lake. There's a Mepps GLO Series lure to match any fishing situation. All Mepps See Best spinners are available with plain single hooks.

Lower teno tana

Cottage Lomarengas Noat

The river is ideal for fishing from the banks or from a boat. In fact, the traditional way of fishing for salmon on the river Tana is harling from a rowing boat. Lures, wobblers, flies and spoons can all result in a catch. All fishing techniques are possible from the banks. Fishing tackle must be sturdy enough for salmon fishing since the average salmon has a respectable weight and the river is well known for its large salmon. Each year many salmon weighing well over 20 kg are caught. It's also worth taking lighter tackle along since the grayling in the river reach record sizes in places and there is every chance of catching a specimen of over 60 cm. Typical lures are various floating wobblers, 5-10 cm in length. Many types of spoons can be used, but for harling should be light and easily floating and for casting more slender and heavier. There are also different versions of flies for harling boat fishing and fishing from the bank. It's worth asking service providers and guides about...

Kymijoki

Kymijoki Teno

However, the river is mainly fished by casting from the bank. Wading trousers are necessary to facilitate moving around. The main species fished are asp, pike, grayling and rainbow trout, depending on the season. Pike is a likely catch when the river is not frozen. Normal spinning tackle is required, rods are usually 8-10 feet (240-300 cm). Medium-sized spoons, wobblers and spinners work well. Fly-fishers can generally manage with class 6 tackle and floating line. Flies for grayling are the normal grayling flies such as Red Tag, Zulu, larvae, pupae and nymphs. When fly-fishing for asp,

Jigging Lures

Lake Trout Lure

Jigging lures, unlike most jigs, have some type of built-in action. All jigging lmes can be fished with a jigging motion, and some also work well with a straight retrieve. Jigging lmes are divided into the following categories JIGGING SPOONS. These lmes resemble spoons used for casting or trolling, but are genera11y thicker and flatter. Most are made oflead, chromed brass or stainless steel. Because jigging spoons have treble hooks, they hang up more often than jigs. But they unsnag easily, so they are idea1 for fishing in timber and brush. Long, thin jigging spoons are used mainly for verti-ca1 jigging, but a1so work for casting. Shorter, wider spoons, called slab spoons, resemble sma11 shad. Their compact shape makes them effective for distance casting to schools of gamefish pmsuingshad on or near the surface. EGGING SPOONS flash and flutter enatically when allowed to sink on a slack line. They tip slightly from side to side when retrieved. But jigging spoons generally lack the...

Ultra Lites

These little spinners are ideal for ultra lite spinning tackle, or your favorite fly rod. Silver & gold Aglias and Aglia Longs are perfect for taking panfish or trout on a crisp spring evening. Just before sunup or sundown, tie on a Black Fury . Work a single hook Aglia wooly worm or weedless Black Fury Combo through the weeds for great fishing action. Like all Mepps lures, these perfectly balanced little spinners feature solid brass blades and bodies. Beads are lathe-turned for durability. All natural hook dressings. Mepps

Streamers

Artificial Fishing Lures

Popper - These lures have bodies of plastic, cork, balsa wood or clipped deer hair. Most have hackle collars, and hair or feather tails. Many have rubber legs on the sides of the body. Poppers get their name from the popping sound made by the cupped or flattened face. Slider - Similar to poppers, sliders have a face that is bullet-shaped rather than cupped or flattened. Sliders cause less surface disturbance than poppers, so they may work better at times when fish spook easily. Because sliders do not dig as much as other bugs, they are better suited for skittering over fast water and for slipping over lily pads or other dense surface cover. The streamlined shape of a slider makes it easier to cast than a popper, especially in windy conditions. Most sliders imitate crippled minnows on the surface. Diver- These bugs are also similar to poppers, but the top of the head slopes back. The sloping head causes the lure to dive when you pull it forward. As Poppers can be twitched sharply to...

Vibrating Plugs

Sail Shark Fishing Lures

Because most vibrating plugs sink rapidly, they are more versatile than crankbaits. Without changing lures, you can retrieve a1ong bottom in deep water, count down to suspended fish, or start retrieving immediately after the cast to catch fish near the surface. Vibrating plugs work well with a steady retrieve, but a darting retrieve varies the frequency of the vibrations and Tay trigger more strikes. Vibrating plugs lack lips, so they are not as snag resistant as crankbaits. They work well in open water or a1ong the edges of weeds, brush or timber. But they snag easily in dense cover.

Size of the Spinner

The way that spinner size is determined is by the weight. For this reason, when you fish with large spinners, you will find that you can cast further because the spinner is heavier than a smaller spinner. Typically, a large spinner will be made with a larger blade, which creates more surface area. This additional surface area is what produces a higher degree of reflection or flash. If you are fishing large trout, then you need a large spinner just as if fishing smaller trout, you would choose a smaller spinner. It is important to understand that the weight of spinner changes from one manufacturer to another but to give you a good idea of what to look for you can use the following table, which shows how spinners are sold in number of grams ounces Another consideration when buying spinners is that just as the heavier spinner will allow you to cast further, it also allows you to fish deeper. Therefore, when fishing around riverbeds, large rocks, or other obstacles, the heavier spinner...

Chuggers

Hula Popper

A chugger could be described as an overgrown fly-rod popper. Like poppers used for fly-fishing, chuggers have a scooped-out, grooved or flattened face that makes a popping or chugging sound when the lure is twitched. CRANKBAITS include shallow to medium runners, like (1) Speed Shad , (2) Kill'r B 3, (3) Small Fry Bream, (4) Sparkle Tail , (5) Spence Scout, (6) Teeny Wee-Crawfish tm, (7) Mini-R , (8) Big 0 , (9) Bass Oreno , (10) Cisco Kid, (11) Quarterback , (12) Maverick, (13) Creek CRANKBAITS include shallow to medium runners, like (1) Speed Shad , (2) Kill'r B 3, (3) Small Fry Bream, (4) Sparkle Tail , (5) Spence Scout, (6) Teeny Wee-Crawfish tm, (7) Mini-R , (8) Big 0 , (9) Bass Oreno , (10) Cisco Kid, (11) Quarterback , (12) Maverick, (13) Creek

Northwest of finland

Rostojarvi

Fell fishing is extremely diverse and there are opportunities to get in some quality fly-fishing, casting-based fishing and, on some lakes, even some trolling. An autumn speciality is torch fishing and in winter we fish through a hole in the ice. Class 3-5 fly equipment and floating line are ideal. It pays to make leaders longer than usual. Small spinners and wobblers are also among the most certain lures for spinning. Ultra small jigs also work.

Merikarvia

Merikarvia Puukoski

Spinning or fly-fishing depending on choice. In periods when there is plenty of water, lures are nearly as good as flies in some places. In spring, mostly sizes 1 0 -8 streamers, salmon flies, wet flies and nymphs are used. For lures use 5-10 cm wobblers, spinners and jigs. Colourful wobblers, gold orange and silver red work well. In summer, size 18-8 insect imitations, 10-4 streamers and salmon flies are highly recommended, as are 2-5 cm wobblers. In autumn, lure size can be increased with water height. This is when natural flies and lures -preferably during the night -come into their own. Waders are a must. The entire gamut of flyfishing equipment ranging from single handed equipment to a 13-foot two-handed salmon rod are in use. Likewise spinning equipment. Light jig rod and heavy salmon rod can be used depending on the time of year.

Smell and Taste

Can smell travel in water You bet it can. In fact, smells travel as water-soluble particles and travel exceedingly well. If you are fishing for trout using spinners or artificial lures, various scents will help make them more appealing. Unfortunately for the angler but great for the trout - the worse the bait smells, the more it will work to attract the fish. Rub scents onto the spinners. However, before you do this, make sure your hands and rod are dusted with dirt or mud to mask any natural skin oils or human smells that would spook the trout.

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