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Post  Slidze on Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:22 pm

What's your favourite lures?

Being fairly new to the pike fishing game, I've had most of my success with the black or red flying C. If I'm having no luck whatsoever, I'll throw out the "C" and 80% of the time I'll get some action.

I've also had regular catches with this type of lure (excuse my ignorance on naming this):

.....it dives to a kinda mid depth and will float if left stationary. Run this thing past tree lines and I get following pike striking about 5ft from where I'm standing.

I've been trying similar lures to these things lately.......but with no luck Evil or Very Mad
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Post  Mark Green.PAC on Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:31 pm

My favourite lures are the Rapala Super Shad Raps in roach pattern or red and white colour, That looks like a Rapala lure in the pic mate.

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Post  Slidze on Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:36 pm

markpike73 wrote:My favourite lures are the Rapala Super Shad Raps in roach pattern or red and white colour, That looks like a Rapala lure in the pic mate.

Cheers Mark Very Happy

The pic I posted is just a web search...........the ones I use are cheap and nasty copies Laughing

similar style, but coloured in black n' silver.

So what is the right name for this type of lure? (tackle shops are intimidating places if you dunno WTF you are talking about!)
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Post  Mark Green.PAC on Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:42 pm

Looks like a Rapala Darter to me mate, Get yourself some Shad Raps the Goldfish pattern/colour is a good one too. They are a bit pricey at 12.00 but worth it. I have plenty of lures in the 2.50 to 5.00 price range and they do the job just as good.

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Post  Slidze on Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:57 pm

markpike73 wrote:Looks like a Rapala Darter to me mate, Get yourself some Shad Raps the Goldfish pattern/colour is a good one too. They are a bit pricey at 12.00 but worth it. I have plenty of lures in the 2.50 to 5.00 price range and they do the job just as good.

Thanks Mark Wink ......excellent advice mate Very Happy
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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:11 am

A plug or a crankbait (like your red/white plug and Rapala Super Shad Raps), is a lure with a built in action, that only requires a retrieve to produce that action. Plugs and cranks normally have a diving vane or bill at the front of the lure that, in conjunction with the retrieve, produces a wobble or built-in action.
A jerkbait is a plastic or wooden lure without an in-built action as such. In order to produce any action the angler must impart movement with 'jerks' or any kind of motion he or she sees fit. That's as simple as I can make it. Examples would be the Salmo Slider, The Ace Sweet Shad 66 and the Fox Runt.
Spinners, spinnerbaits (like your Flying C and the furry coat-hanger type lure), bucktails, buzzbaits all basically do the same thing. A straight retrieve acts against a hinged blade that revolves on a wire frame, in order to create lift, noise and visual attraction.
Soft plastics (Dawgs, twin-tails, shads, grubs etc) take various guises. They can imitate fish or they can look like nothing in nature. The point is the same, the provide movement, visual attraction and texture.
Spoons (Abu Toby, Ace Atlantic, Kuusamo Professor) naturally took their name from the pieces of cutlery. The handle would be separated from the bowl and both parts would be shaped, drilled, fitted with split-rings, trebles and swivels and you'd be left with two useful lures. Spoons are now factory made but the principle remains the same.
There are other lures types but this is just a very rough guide. The subject is far bigger than I can possibly describe but it's a start.
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Post  noodle on Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:25 pm

spinner baits are next to useless if you want my opinon bent bits of wire they may be but pike catchers no chance
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Post  Slidze on Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:29 pm

I've had 99% success rate using spinners. Surely it depends where you are fishing ........no?

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Post  Mark Green.PAC on Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:52 pm

I agree with you 100% there mate, Mepps spinners or spinnerbaits outfish plugs and jerkbaits all the time.

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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:27 am

Depends on where you fish. I've never been to 2 venues that respond to lures in quite the same way. My favourite pike lures are...in no particular order...

4" Pink Shad
11cm Jointed Abu Terminator (silver/black)
60 gram floating Salmo Slider (shiner or real roach)
Ace Sweet Shad 66 (orange firetiger)

The Salmo Slider is the daddy though. That for me is the best lure ever made. You can jerk it, fish it fast, fish it slow, fish it on a straight retrieve, troll it and basically make it up as you go along and it'll catch fish. The small and medium versions catch their fair share of fish too and you don't need specialist lure tackle to use them. A powerful fixed spool setup will fish them no bother. If you ever want to change your mind about spinners, this is the lure to do it with. They last for years too.
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Post  Lefty on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:25 pm

Not got many lures but going to have a go at making some this winter so I guess they will become my favourites, won't they? Razz
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Post  Slidze on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:30 pm

Lefty wrote:Not got many lures but going to have a go at making some this winter so I guess they will become my favourites, won't they? Razz

Nice one mate Cool

I'm gonna have a go at making my own too.............sometime Embarassed

Bet you make something and just keep fishing that fooker til you catch Laughing
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Post  Lefty on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:32 pm

..............And that's how it will become my favourite Laughing
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Post  Slidze on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:36 pm

Lefty wrote:..............And that's how it will become my favourite Laughing

YES!!!....................lol Laughing Laughing
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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:23 am

That's the thing with lure fishing. Your favourite is the one that's catching for you at the time. You should give the sliders a bash. They just keep proving themselves time and time again. This pike thought it was tasty. I just thought it was funny. Can you tell?

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Post  Slidze on Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:39 am

Andy Macfarlane wrote: You should give the sliders a bash.

Sound like they're made for me Rolling Eyes Laughing Wink

That's a great pic mate Laughing ............good job! Very Happy
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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:26 pm


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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:28 pm

mark berrisford's pot bellied gliders as above are always 1 of the first i go for Laughing

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Post  Slidze on Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:12 pm

What conditions do you use these in Micky?
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Post  Lefty on Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:28 pm

Hopefully he uses them whilst they're still in good condition lol!
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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:23 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing thankfully there built to last,very well made Very Happy but as for conditions, i fish a lot of waters up here but most have good weed beds to just 4 or 5 feet below the surface and the gliders seem to work well just above the weed tempting fish out have caught in the rain,wind,shine even on a troll Shocked once Very Happy

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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:47 pm

Those are some smart lures.
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Post  Lefty on Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:21 pm

I think I'm gonna have to get me some of them sliders.

Everybody seems to give them a good review, so they must work.
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Post  bigchris on Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:26 pm

theres that many differant lures etc these days its easy to get drawn in with the they brilliant review.i know ive done it got a box full.but ive found the old ones have worked best for me got a really old fat diving perch plug and me fav at the moment is a huge brass spoon.

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Post  Slidze on Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:19 pm

micky jones wrote:Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing thankfully there built to last,very well made Very Happy but as for conditions, i fish a lot of waters up here but most have good weed beds to just 4 or 5 feet below the surface and the gliders seem to work well just above the weed tempting fish out have caught in the rain,wind,shine even on a troll Shocked once Very Happy

Cheers mate Wink



......lefty.......

lol! Wink
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