Leila Gomez Fishing Lure December 08th, 2017 - 10:41:03
A lure is something that tempts and entices, and a fishing lure is enticing and tempting to a fish. This description may apply to live baits, but we generally do not mean something live when talking about fishing lures. We mean something which acts as if it were alive, that appears alive, that creates, for the fish, an illusion. You might think that since fish have tiny brains, they are easily fooled into thinking a lure is a living, edible thing, but fish are one of the oldest creatures on earth with a past that has sharpened their instincts, their eyes, their ability to detect real from the fake when it comes to food. They have an innate memory of the way their prey moves through the water, the way it wiggles and squirms and moves its appendages, its natural form and face, its oils, its smell. To fool a fish with a lure is not as simple as you might think, but yet, with the correct combination of elements, the larger brain of man can create a lure that will not only fool a fish, but spark its appetite.
In this article I want to discuss some of the more popular fishing lures in the hopes that I can narrow the choices down to the best fishing lure. Actually, I believe that the term the best fishing lure is different for every angler, I mean come on is one fishing lure actually the best? Of course not, there are different fishing lures for different fishing situations, so what Im going to discuss the most popular, and you can make your own decision as to which fishing lure is actually the best fishing lure...for you. Obviously, when it comes to fishing lures, trying to figure out which is the best can be a tough decision. There are literally tens of thousands of choices available and navigating through those choices can be a tall order. With this article I hope to cut through some of the BS and give you some real world information, and even some suggestions as to the effectiveness of this or that fishing lure. Lets begin our search for the best fishing lure, shall we?
Arbogast Hula Popper - The Hula Popper has been around for more than sixty years, and many anglers swear by its pulsating skirt for attracting hungry predatory fish such as bass. This top water lure is deadly when "popped" over weed beds or submerged timber. This popular lure is one that every angler should have at their disposal. Rapala Fat Rap - This fishing lure is made from balsa wood and manufactured by Rapala, one of the most well respected names in the fishing lure game. When crank bait anglers encounter open water and weary fish, they can reach for their lightweight outfit and tie-on a Fat Rap. The tight swimming action of this balsa lure has been proven to be effective for many species of fish in various fishing situations.
The Flutter Bug Spinner is also a weighted lure with the same type and size of blade as the magnum spinner. But the weight bodies are brass painted, so it gives a darker impression. The darker lure colors are good for clear water fishing, while the brighter colors are good for night fishing. Another popular lure is the spoon lure which is imitating a small bait fish instead of a fly. The well known Little Cleo is a fantastic trout fishing spoon lure. The water vibration creates the natural movement of the imitated bait fish. Spoon lures are available in two major colors, gold and silver, although there are other color selections which I do not recommend