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Old 05-04-2016, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Branching out to new fishing lures

All growing up I've been a powerbait or worms kind of fisherman. That was just the bait that worked at the places I fished. As I'm getting older I would like to branch out into using some more artificial lures but I don't know what are some good ones to start out with. I walk down the fishing aisle and there are hundreds of different lures that all seem to claim they will help you catch more fish and so I thought I would pose the question here if there are good lures that seem to generally work in a lot of situations or if they all have specific times to be used? Thanks!
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I'm mostly a fly fisher for streams and bait fisher for lakes, so I'm not super knowledgeable. But, I like rooster tails and rapalas for most streams. For lakes I use those too, but since I fish from the bank, kastmasters, super dupers, or other spoons give more distance.
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I get bored to fast bait fishing. I like black, brown, olive or white maribou jigs. I usually tie them on-- small bubble filled with water, swivel, 18" of leader and then the jig. Or the Blue Fox Vibrax spinners in Gold-- fished the same way as above.

I enjoy fly fishing streams. Or using jigs in streams too.

My opinion is most lures on the rack are there to catch fisherman, not fish.
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I get bored to fast bait fishing. I like black, brown, olive or white maribou jigs. I usually tie them on-- small bubble filled with water, swivel, 18" of leader and then the jig. Or the Blue Fox Vibrax spinners in Gold-- fished the same way as above.

I enjoy fly fishing streams. Or using jigs in streams too.

My opinion is most lures on the rack are there to catch fisherman, not fish.
I fish the same jigs but don't use the bubble. I use different weights to reach the depth I'm after

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I get bored to fast bait fishing. I like black, brown, olive or white maribou jigs. I usually tie them on-- small bubble filled with water, swivel, 18" of leader and then the jig. Or the Blue Fox Vibrax spinners in Gold-- fished the same way as above.

I enjoy fly fishing streams. Or using jigs in streams too.

My opinion is most lures on the rack are there to catch fisherman, not fish.
This! Also, I like to fish with a fly trailing a bubble. Rig as described above but use 3 ft of leader and fill the bubble about half full so it doesnt sink. Retrieve slowly. It works great on uinta lakes with a mosquito fly.
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Sweet thanks for the advice everyone! That was another question I had about how to get the the distance when casting just because usually I don't see the traditional sinker, swivel and liter. Again thanks for the advice. It's fun reading about all of your experiences on the UWN. Ive definitely learned a lot in the short time I've been apart of this.
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This! Also, I like to fish with a fly trailing a bubble. Rig as described above but use 3 ft of leader and fill the bubble about half full so it doesnt sink. Retrieve slowly. It works great on uinta lakes with a mosquito fly.
3ft Ice fishing rod set up that way, but I like a shorter leader... is the ultimate brushy stream fishing rig. You can get into some crazy tight places with a tiny pole, current pushes the bubble into eddys you normally cant get a fly into.

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Black marabou jig- floating rapalas- black and gold dot panther martins.
If you can't catch fish on either of those 3 - better go back to worms.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yep, jigs.

You may also consider trying the fly gear. Fun, challenging and rewarding.

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