The Joys of Luring Fish

Fishing has been a popular pastime for many hundreds of years. It is also known, historically as being an essential part of hunting for food. However, since the days of the simplistic pole with a hook, the fishing industry has grown to almost technological proportions. Nowadays, fishing fanatics can buy variants on the theme of reels, floats, plugs, lures and rods. It has become a very complex shopping trip, especially for the novice fishers.

Fishing Lure Types

Generally speaking, a fishing lure is a small item that affixes to the fishing line and is specifically designed to attract-lure-the fish to the hook. Depending on the area of the United States that people live in, fishing lures have different colloquial names, such as deep-diver, minnow, wobbler, shallow-diver and crankbait. These name are used in the same colloquial way as ‘pop’ and ‘soda’ around the country; it’s all a matter of local slang.

This type of lure is usually glossy and brightly colored, designed in the shape of a fish or to emulate a fish and has one or two three-point hooks attached at the front at back ends. They are generally used for catching larger fish but they do come in smaller sizes to attract smaller fish.

Crankbait in California CA can be designed using do-it-yourself kits that fishers purchase. The kits contain everything needed to put together a brightly colored lure to use on your next fishing trip. The ‘minnows’ emulate a panicking fish as it flits through the water. This attracts the larger fish who has the intent of catching and eating the smaller one. The large fish then catches up to the lure and consumes it, only to find that suddenly it is caught on the three-pronged hooks and being dragged toward your keep net.

The kits work in a similar way to self-made fly lures. Fly fishers have been making their own flies for many years and these small lures are designed to land on the surface of the water in the same way an insect would land. They are tiny and lightweight, but also colorful because flies are not black and white. They are held tight with thin wire and attached to the hook. The fly fisher then casts the line out and flicks it right back, flicks again and so on. The fish then see the ‘insect’ landing and they come up to catch it.

Lure Construction supplies crankbait building kits in California, CA to make your own fishing lure.

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