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Mercedes Kennedy Fishing Lure February 03rd, 2018 - 11:27:36
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.
One of the first things a person new to the world of vintage fishing lure collecting will hear about are the so called "Big 5" companies that dominate the news about the pastime. Knowing who these companies are (or were) and a little bit about them will go a long way towards alleviating any fears of someone new to the hobby who is feeling intimidated by all of the information available online. The Heddon Company was created by James Heddon, the man who is given credit for the invention of the first artificial wood fishing lures in 1894. The often repeated story is that he had his light bulb moment when he tossed a hand carved wood plug into the waters of the Dowagiac, Michigan mill pond and watched as a bass struck it. With this insight an industry was born. The original lures were frogs hand carved from broomsticks by Heddon himself. The lures were originally made by hand in the Heddon family kitchen located in Dowagiac, Michigan, but by 1910 there was a new factory in Dowagiac and expanding sales.
It is a fact that pike eat large amounts of ducklings or frogs each year, so the combination of small birds, frogs, small mammals and dying or injured fish on the waters surface triggers ambushes from these predators. Todays top water lures are developed to imitate this group of prey both in looks and in movement. Another fun and exciting aspect of this kind of fishing is that a reaction from a pike is very visible. Often you will feel a powerful pull on the line combined with a huge splash that tears you out of your quiet relaxing state and the adrenaline rushes instantly into your veins. Personally, this is my favourite way to fish. Large buzzbaits or Spook are excellent top water lures for pike.
Many lures for specific kinds of fish can be found for sale, and the most successful have been scientifically designed and tested for optimal results. Most fisherman have boxes of such lures, each having been purchased at a modest price. Looking at such a collection, you immediately recognize that what attracts a fish is colorful, shaggy, winged, eyed. If youre the inventive type, maybe you have the intelligence to make a lure yourself. What do you need to know, after all? You need to realize that not all fish eat the same things, they all have their own favorite foods. If youre going to make a lure, make it for a specific fish. Study the fish, its foods, the environment of its foods, and then study the prey itself. Fishing lures are made to look and behave as the prey does. Try to be exact; dont add another color that isnt part of the prey just because it fits with the color scheme. A fish does not eat something out of an aesthetic appreciation. It goes for it because its color matches the color of all the other similar prey it has eaten. Something in the bait alerts the fish that this is not what it is seeking.