Eliza Stein Fishing Lure December 08th, 2017 - 10:53:10
One of Creek Chubs most important innovations in the lure industry was the process of spray painting lures by spraying the paint through netting. Paint applied to this netting (originally from ladies hats!) was used to create the now common scale patterns on Creek Chub lures. Creek Chub was a very innovative company in other areas as well. Their early adoption of the use of glass eyes on lures and the invention of the weedless bait mentioned above are great examples of this spirit of innovation. Creek Chub also held numerous other patents related to lure improvements.
Once you know the various preys, their appearance and behaviors, you can create your own lures with materials easily obtained from sports or hardware stores or even from your junk drawer. You can even make your lures out of such common material as corks, buttons, odorless paints, plastic beads, propellers, rubber shags, and, of course, fishing hooks. Many fishermen avoid commercial fishing lures altogether. They look at fishing as an intricate art calling for their own intelligence and creativeness, for their own innate hunting skills which, like the fish, has a deep history, perhaps as old as a 100,000 years. One thing is certain when using fishing lures youve created yourself: youll feel the maximum joy possible when you get that first bite on a lure youve crafted yourself. Somehow, that fish will taste just a little bit better than all the others youve caught. Man over nature, with your own lure, it a seasoning like no other, aged a 100,000 years in the heart of man.
Second, always keep in mind that the lure you use must be of the right weight. One that is too light will just float on the surface while one that is too heavy will sink to the bottom. First off, the spinner! The spinner, which is used in spinner fishing, is another type of fishing lure. Fishermen who specifically fish for rainbow trout prefer them. Spinners resemble the movement of tiny fish that the trout are known to have appetites for. Classified under the spinner is the spoon lure. From the name itself, these lures look like the end of a spoon, thus resembling small baitfish. In murky water, use the silver or gold colored spoons because they shine in the water, attracting trout more effectively. But in clear water, choose spoons that have more, say, realistic hues - colors that are similar to the trouts usual diet. An important point about using spoon lures is that they will not work as well if the fish in the water you are fishing in do not typically prey on fish. If the fish prey on insects, then they will probably not hit on your lure.
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.