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    Just getting back into this obsessive branch of our sport

    Before this year my goto three would be;

    Cisco Kid 600 - middle hook removed others replaced with size 4s.
    Bucher Depth Raider - lip modified to run slow and shallow.
    Voblex - largest available


    Trying at present to make a couple of megga sized spinnerbaits (aka 8-10" wide )

    Does anyone on here use 'Mike the Pike' ?

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    Strange the differences Mick. I had some of the first ''Depth Raiders'',(definately bomb proof), and felt the need to cut the lips down as I didn't fish any waters of great depth at that time. And despite giving them a good whirl I just couldn't get much action on them, but I don't know why. What I do know is that a quick change to one of my own tried and tested creations produced the goods, and I ended up passing my modified depth raiders onto the Piking Pirate, strange but true.

    But again this is one of the intriguing aspects of lure fishing. Another example, the ''Rapala'' Super Shad Rap, now there's a lure that looks as fishy as can be. Years ago I invested in a number, were they deadly for me, no, in contrast, others tell me they have had success with them.

    Ain't it a fascinating branch of the sport, love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Gibson View Post
    Strange the differences Mick. I had some of the first ''Depth Raiders'',(definately bomb proof), and felt the need to cut the lips down as I didn't fish any waters of great depth at that time. And despite giving them a good whirl I just couldn't get much action on them, but I don't know why. What I do know is that a quick change to one of my own tried and tested creations produced the goods, and I ended up passing my modified depth raiders onto the Piking Pirate, strange but true.

    But again this is one of the intriguing aspects of lure fishing. Another example, the ''Rapala'' Super Shad Rap, now there's a lure that looks as fishy as can be. Years ago I invested in a number, were they deadly for me, no, in contrast, others tell me they have had success with them.

    Ain't it a fascinating branch of the sport, love it.


    Ah the beloved Rapala Shad Rap in Crawdad.......took my first from Grapham on one of those, 16 something, mind you it had a 4' of nylon and 1oz drop lead attached to its nose
    Well how are we to get down around beside that tower without it

    Overall it was the CK 600 that did the real damage.

    Try as I might I just couldn't get the hang of dragging a 6" copper spoon around and hoping, even tho a journo pulled in in 20 on the other boat.....but then again it was a woman on the rod.....grrrrrrrr


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    I'm not a regular lure chucker, but I like the Bomber spinnerbaits. Mepps spoons have always been reliable - the bigger the better. My all time favourite is a Rapala-style 4" plug, faded to white and covered in teethmarks, that I found on the bankside years ago, denuded of trebles and looking decidedly forlorn. It has always been an efficient fish-catcher. I bought several of similar design in all the colours of the rainbow but it's always the ratty old one that does the business.
    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."

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    I actually think that the angler's own confidence in the lure makes a lot more difference that people realise...

    Just think, you are fishing with a new lure that you haven't caught on yet and you are not sure about it, you switch to an old faithful and then your anticipation of a pull on that lure is heightened and therefore you concentrate more on fishing it properly et voila...old faithful lands another fish.

    I am sure we all do this to some extent.

    In my last session I was fishing new style of soft lure which I had not used before and my confidence was waining, changed to a lure which I knew had caught earlier that week and bang...fish first cast - but I am sure some element of that is related to my confidence which is then transmitted into how I work the lure.

    Until this season I had very little confidence in soft baits...since the start of October I have caught 25 predators on soft baits now and so I now love them and leave all the expensive plugs and rapalas at home...

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    I've banged on about this confidence thing with lure fishing on here since day one, and it figures prominently on many of my threads and posts, so I understand where you're coming from. And yet I do believe there are bogey lures, though I can offer no logical explanation for it. Take the guys who claim not to be able to catch on SBs, some of them confess to having little experience of them, so confidence may well be the culprit here. It may well be our ''own'' comfort zone, ''The banker lure''.

    Come to think of it, it may be an age thing, I have a couple of regular companions who are both of advanced years in lure fishing and one or the other of us can often be heard saying on a bitter cold winters day in the depths of Fenland, I haven't come out for casting practice or lure testing, I've come out to catch. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more.

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    1. Savage gear 4play soft in various colours and sizes

    2. Ondex spinners...

    3. Savage gear 3d prey...

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    I haven't really got a top 3 but i have a top 1.
    The shakespear big s. When you pull it hard through the water you feel the vibrations through your feet! Canal pike love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve4849 View Post
    I haven't really got a top 3 but i have a top 1.
    The shakespear big s. When you pull it hard through the water you feel the vibrations through your feet! Canal pike love it!
    Very true, a veritable lure indeed.

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    The Big S is one of my favorites as well. The Perch coloured one seems to work best for me.
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