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Post by chief on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:14 am

been a bit quiet on here so i thought i would do a piece on lure fishing, this is just a few of my lures that i use most often and what they are used for. theres been a bit of interest in lures just latley and im sure it can be a bit like a code when we go on about particular lures.

SURFACE LURES



above are a couple of surface baits, top one in a Salmo Turbo Jack, note the spinner blade on the back which causes surface disturbance. below this is a Salmo Mass Marauder, my fav of the two fished like a jerkbait it has a great side to side surface action. reacently had my first fish on this one. its more exciting using surface baits as you can see the lure all the way.
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Re: A post about lures

Post by chief on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:21 am

CRANKBAITS

a crankbait is basically a plug with a diving vain at the front to make it dive and wobble on the retreve.



a few famous ones here, from top to bottom:

Fox Mega Mouse, not really worked these one out yet but many people rave about these.
Savage Gear 4 play, the 4 sections give it a life like action on a straight retreve but a few twitches really bring it to life Wink
Rapala Super Shad Rap, legendry crankbait works twitched, trolled or cast and retreve
Beleiver 10", a big lure for trolling down deep on big lakes/res

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Post by chief on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:34 am

SOFT PLASTICS

These are designed to be life like in looks and feel, when the pike grabs one it cant tell its got a lure cos its soft.



again a few famous ones,

Mag Dawg, actually looks nothing like a real fish but the long tail really winds the pike up.
Savage gear rattle shad, based around the replicant has a rattle inside to atract in the fish.
Ace Hell Tail, not really a plastic, more of a pull bait/hybrid. the tail has the same effrect as the bulldawg though.
Fox replicant, great fish catcher looks and swims like a real fish and feels right too the pike totally engulf them.
Fox soft Rooter, simalar effect to the dawgs and replicants.
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Post by naquant on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:40 am

my faveourites have got to be the crankbaits
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Re: A post about lures

Post by chief on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:47 am

JERKBAITS

A jerkbait is a lure that has no real action of its own, the action has to be made by the angler through jerks and twitches of the rod.



Top to bottom:

Savage gear freestyler & Deviator, these are a good place to start for a newbie the have a good action and are relativly cheap
Cobbs Countdown, count it down and twitch it back.
River run Manta, these are great lures they almost fish themselves as its so east to get a good action from them.
Smuttly DB5, not a fav of mine but a faster sinking jerk that casts like a bullit.



Top left and middle: Kjellie Lundberg Big Stalkers, really nice lures that sink slowly and have a great wide glide on the jerk.
top right: Cobbs crazy shad, my fav jerkbait great action gets nailed all the time
Cobbs rubber tail, a big lure which has the added attraction of a tail to wind them up, did the bussiness on windy the other week.

i really enjoy fishing the jerkbaits they get lots of attention from the pike and its a nice way to fish.
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Re: A post about lures

Post by chief on Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:03 am

ULTRALIGHTS

bit of a buzz area atm, if you go on sites like pike and predator or lure anglers they are all talking ul's. the idea is basically scaling the tacke down so that instead of using a rod that will cast 2-5oz and 6" lures you get a light rod that will ony chuck lures of 1/4oz and use lures of an inch or less. the result is that you dont size yourself out of the fish so you will catch, pike, perch, chub. trout and a few surprises aswell. its just good fun on such light gear



top row: Rapala Shad Raps and Jointed Shad raps, in 4,5,&7cm
middle row, Rapala husky jerk, Rapala X rap, Salmo Minnow
Bottom left, a couple of mepps spinners
Bottom centre, Rapala x rap sub fishes like a jerkbait and has a sweet action
bottom right, Ace flipper, micro. tiny little jerkbait
also Spro super trout crank(the little orange one) has a great action the perch love it.

the secret is to not just reel these in, get some twitches into them and really bring them to life. drives the perch mad lol

just have fun with them
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Re: A post about lures

Post by longshot on Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:07 am

Excellent stuff Neil, this is an area where I could do with a refresher course. Rep left for your effort, well done,

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Post by naquant on Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:15 am

wait no, i love the ultra lights, i though t it was cranks but i prefer the ultralgiths
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Re: A post about lures

Post by chief on Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:05 pm

im no expert, but i have done nothing but lure fish since i finished deadbaiting in march. i have experienced all of the above mentioned methods/lures first hand and fished some great waters, if anyone has any questions i'll do my best to answer them from my limited experience if i cant give you an answer these a bloke coming back from holiday tomoro who probably canso fire away.
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Re: A post about lures

Post by edbeef on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:03 pm

Good work Neil, a clear guide for those looking at starting on the lures.
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Re: A post about lures

Post by NIDGE MAC on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:23 pm

A good post Neil,
i,m not into lures really, i sold my collection of Rapalas all boxed a while back, although i have a few still for the odd Occasion where i throw them about in hope for a take..... Sweats
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Re: A post about lures

Post by patch on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:38 pm

top stuff there neil Respect

Crafty am afta a few ov them jerk baits that you've got Awwww
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Re: A post about lures

Post by nixon on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:49 am

I dont get on as much as I used to due to technical difficulties,but glad I do when I read posts like these, quality work mate,this should give someone new to the weird/wonderful and occasionally expensive world of lure fishing a better idea of whats what,without confusing them too much. king
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Re: A post about lures

Post by chief on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:42 am

cheers for the replies lads, i must say im well into the ultalights atm and i would recommend them to anyone wanting to lure fish for a bit of fun and short sessions. most of my u/l sessions are after work jobbies just a couple of hours down the river or canal to chill out whilst the missus watches the soaps. its a way of fishing that can be fit into a busy work and family life without the silent treatment.

must get the jerkbaits out again soon though
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Post by nixon on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:50 am

I was gunna do a similar thread a while ago, like a "whats in your tackle bag" kinda thing. showing lures,tools,rod/reel and all the bits needed for a lure session (evidently I never got round to it lol! )
Will start blogging again soon when I get home internet. had a nice double on a 4play yesterday Wink

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Re: A post about lures

Post by chief on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:45 am

nixon wrote:I was gunna do a similar thread a while ago, like a "whats in your tackle bag" kinda thing. showing lures,tools,rod/reel and all the bits needed for a lure session (evidently I never got round to it lol! )
Will start blogging again soon when I get home internet. had a nice double on a 4play yesterday Wink

This thread is usele

lol, what sort of venues you getting on mate?

never really had alot of success with the 4play, but i find the freestyler always gets some interest. jury is still out on the deviator as its quite a new addiion for me, but i find it useful to have some cheaper lures for the weirpools as they can be a bit snaggy and it gets expencive as im sure you know.
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Re: A post about lures

Post by tattygun on Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:04 pm

chief wrote:
nixon wrote:I was gunna do a similar thread a while ago, like a "whats in your tackle bag" kinda thing. showing lures,tools,rod/reel and all the bits needed for a lure session (evidently I never got round to it lol! )
Will start blogging again soon when I get home internet. had a nice double on a 4play yesterday Wink

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lol, what sort of venues you getting on mate?

never really had alot of success with the 4play, but i find the freestyler always gets some interest. jury is still out on the deviator as its quite a new addiion for me, but i find it useful to have some cheaper lures for the weirpools as they can be a bit snaggy and it gets expencive as im sure you know.

the deviators nice mate its the first jerkbait i go for mind you i don't have a chico's addiction as of yet although i've got my eyes on those db4's
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Re: A post about lures

Post by chief on Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:09 pm

not a big fan of the smutlys, they tend to have a tighter action to the cobbs and stalkers which have a really wide glide, which is something i like. this has the lure hanging in the pikes face for longer, sometimes they do like it fast but i like the steady wide glide.
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Post by tattygun on Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:17 pm

chief wrote:not a big fan of the smutlys, they tend to have a tighter action to the cobbs and stalkers which have a really wide glide, which is something i like. this has the lure hanging in the pikes face for longer, sometimes they do like it fast but i like the steady wide glide.

i like the small quick erratic jerkbaits, done well on them so i guess they'd suit? suck it and see i suppose! just wish they didn't cost so much! lol!
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Re: A post about lures

Post by noodle on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:00 am

tattygun wrote:
chief wrote:
nixon wrote:I was gunna do a similar thread a while ago, like a "whats in your tackle bag" kinda thing. showing lures,tools,rod/reel and all the bits needed for a lure session (evidently I never got round to it lol! )
Will start blogging again soon when I get home internet. had a nice double on a 4play yesterday Wink

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lol, what sort of venues you getting on mate?

never really had alot of success with the 4play, but i find the freestyler always gets some interest. jury is still out on the deviator as its quite a new addiion for me, but i find it useful to have some cheaper lures for the weirpools as they can be a bit snaggy and it gets expencive as im sure you know.

the deviators nice mate its the first jerkbait i go for mind you i don't have a chico's addiction as of yet although i've got my eyes on those db4's
good thread bud
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someone say db4's?

great lures the best of the smuttly range, and if you only use lures at the lighter end of the jerky spectrum then these and the t6 should be one of your first ports of call.


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Post by noodle on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:14 am

just noticed you like small quick and erratic jerkbits

it would seem you have done your homework well with the db4 but i would suggest a t6 as they do glide well better than the db4 more akin to the cobbs and stalkers but with a little extra effort they really do go erratic

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Post by noodle on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:16 am

i have the chico addiction
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Post by Dando on Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:02 am

nice write up that Chief .... well done pal.

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Re: A post about lures

Post by tattygun on Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:24 am

noodle wrote:just noticed you like small quick and erratic jerkbits

it would seem you have done your homework well with the db4 but i would suggest a t6 as they do glide well better than the db4 more akin to the cobbs and stalkers but with a little extra effort they really do go erratic

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i'm in west yorks mate, i've heard good things about the db4's, not yet joined but been having a good look about the p&p and las forum!
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Re: A post about lures

Post by nixon on Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:48 am

chief wrote:
nixon wrote:I was gunna do a similar thread a while ago, like a "whats in your tackle bag" kinda thing. showing lures,tools,rod/reel and all the bits needed for a lure session (evidently I never got round to it lol! )
Will start blogging again soon when I get home internet. had a nice double on a 4play yesterday Wink

This thread is usele

lol, what sort of venues you getting on mate?

never really had alot of success with the 4play, but i find the freestyler always gets some interest. jury is still out on the deviator as its quite a new addiion for me, but i find it useful to have some cheaper lures for the weirpools as they can be a bit snaggy and it gets expencive as im sure you know.

Yeah.the blogs suffered without pictures,Where I live is right on the border of Suffolk and Essex,so have the Stour right on my doorstep.
Ive not re-joined the club as yet,so have just been wandering on day ticket to see where the pike are congregating,which,is the same areas as last year. After the fish I had on the 4play I could'nt get any to take confidently enough,they would snap at the lure,even nudging it to test it,but the just would'nt strike properly, so I went back the next day with soft lures,again,they showed interest,but just would'nt take properly. I feel these fish receive substantial pressure,and have seen just about every trick in the book, Lives would really be the best way to tackle shy fish.

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