Did you know you can save a ton of money by not buying every new fishing lure that comes out? Did you know your spouse can save a ton of money not thinking they should get you any of thousands of lures for a present during holidays, birthdays, etc.?
There are only six fishing lures you need for fishing, that have been tried and true for years and years. With these you can catch just about any fish out there. So, stop wasting all that money on things that don’t work.
Here they are:
- Heddon Zara Spook This top water bait was developed in 1939 (although it has a wooden forefather called the Zarragossa). Its side-to-side action inspired the phrase “walk the dog,” which is how most describe the technique of twitching it across the water. Thousands of lures are now built to imitate this action.
- Acme Little Cleo (the spoon) The spoon is one of the simplest and oldest lure designs (most fishermen believe Julio Buel invented the first spoon in the mid-1800s). These baits come in a crazy number of shapes, but we’ll narrow our selection to one of the most popular choices: the Acme Little Cleo. Some say Native Americans used a form of this in polished shells.
- Curly Tail Grub Although grubs have been around for a very long time, it wasn’t until Mr. Twister added the animated tail in the early 1970s that the bait gained crazy popularity. Soon, millions of Curly Tail Grubs were being sold and many manufacturers embraced the design. The effectiveness of this bait likely rests on its simplicity.
- Rapala Original Floating Minnow In 1936, Lauri Rapala, a Finnish commercial fisherman, was sick of baiting hooks. So, he carved cork into the shape of a minnow, covered it with foil from a candy bar, then melted photographic negatives over it to coat the bait. According to legend, he would catch up to 600 pounds of fish per day on this artificial. This early prototype led to what is now a balsa bait that may be responsible for more world records than any other lure.
- Spro Hair Jig Nobody can identify the origin of the hair jig with any accuracy, weighted hooks can be traced back to dates that just barely have four numbers. You must assume that ancient anglers added mastodon hair to make the offering a little more appealing.
- Mister Twister Sassy Shad There are a ton of swimbaits out there to choose from, this is the original, and it comes in sizes that will catch fish from dink bream to magnum marlin. There’s no telling how many species of fish have fallen for this boot-tailed soft bait since its introduction in the 1980s.
In addition to these or instead of, you would use live bait.
That is it, that is all you need to be an awesome fisher and catch a ton of fish!