How to Choose Fishing Lures

September 13, 2022

Whether it is a fishing competition or ordinary fishing, a fishing lure is always a very important part. How to choose a suitable lure, including the knowledge of soft and hard, loose and sticky, light and heavy, big and small, etc., and there is a close relationship between them.

Soft and Hard

The hardness of the lure mainly depends on the amount of water added to the mix. If it is too hard, the phenomenon of running fish is very likely to occur. Because when the lure is too hard, the resistance of the hook to escape from the food and penetrate the mouth of the fish is greater, so the hook may be thin, and the hook will be released when the fish break free. If the fishing lure is too soft, it will be difficult to throw, and it will lose too much in the process of sinking, and there may be basically no lure on the hook at the end.

Loose and Sticky

A lure that is too sticky or too loose has a similar effect to being too hard or too soft, but it can be adjusted for softness and hardness. When the lure is hard, rub a few times less until it has a similar effect to the normal lure; when the lure is soft, rub a few more times and it can also be used as a normal lure.

Light and Heavy

The lightness and weight mentioned here refer to the specific gravity of the lure. This is a relatively advanced problem in fishing lures and it needs to reach a certain level before it can be involved. In simple terms, a lure with a large specific gravity sinks faster, but it is not conducive to the inhalation of the fish; the opposite is true with a small specific gravity. In addition, the specific gravity of the lure also affects the sensitivity of the float, and the specific gravity of the lure should be considered when adjusting the float. Generally speaking, the specific gravity of a sticky lure is larger; the specific gravity of a soft lure is lighter. The specific gravity of the lure can be tested by adjusting the buoy. Generally, it is advisable to drop 3 to 4 meshes. If the sinking is too much, the target should be set higher; if the sinking is too small, the target should be lower.

Big and Small

When fishing, lure size is a simple but important issue. Even under normal circumstances, there is no set standard. Because the size of the lure should at least vary with the size of the fish. However, even so, there is still a general concept. Generally speaking, it is about the size of a soaked soybean. If the lure is too large, it will affect the smooth inhalation of the fish when eating the lure, and there will be a phenomenon that there is no fish in the market movement. It is also possible that the hook of the fish's mouth becomes thin and decoupled after inhalation. If it is too small, it is not conducive to the formation of nests, and the effect of attracting fish is not good.

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