Posts tagged: fishing lures

Bad Casting

By , July 14, 2017

I’ve often asserted that this blog may offer more advice on what not to do on a homestead than what to do. Case in point: flubbing a fishing cast badly enough to destroy the lure.

I love my Buzzbomb® lures. They reliably attract fish. I have to treat them carefully, though, as they’re fairly fragile (see A Fish Dinner on the Homestead). The lead diamond doesn’t take kindly to rough treatment, like a bad cast on the rocks.

Broken lure

This one will not fish again (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Lure Allure

By , July 6, 2011

There’s an old joke about the effectiveness of fishing lures, the punch line asserting that the lure caught the fisherman. I am the butt of that joke. I love fishing lures, and have a hard time resisting them—a far harder time than many fish, it would seem. My tackle box overflows with lures, some of which are still in their original packaging. Every one of them assures me it’s “deadly” for all fish. Few, in fact, have proved to be.

I’ve found only a handful of lure types to be truly effective off our rocks. The best, like my beloved BuzzBomb, are expensive and fragile. Using them represents considerable risk for our low income, but the rewards can be great.

"cheap" fishing lures

A "buck seventy-five arsenal." The pink one in the middle is my killer. I've already had to replace its treble hook after a big tom cod bent it up. Note that I've added rings and swivels to some of them. All of them have been carefully sharpened before fishing (Photo: Mark Zeiger).

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