What is your favourite lure and why?

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Pikerd74 » Sat Feb 20 2021 20:07

davelumb wrote:
Squirrely Burt.

Mind you, of the 26 (at last count) I have no two do the same thing! :dizzy:
I’ve got 10 burts all work slightly differently but my perch pattern one is absolutely deadly, I’m not sure why but it’s a pike magnet!
Why are they all different??

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by davelumb » Sat Feb 20 2021 21:50

Pikerd74 wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Squirrely Burt.

Mind you, of the 26 (at last count) I have no two do the same thing! :dizzy:
I’ve got 10 burts all work slightly differently but my perch pattern one is absolutely deadly, I’m not sure why but it’s a pike magnet!
Why are they all different??
Mine are different because I've weighted a lot of them differently. :wink:

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by andrew_nagel » Sat Feb 20 2021 22:22

John O Grady wrote:
Depends on the time of year and how I'm fishing but the 10cm Fatso Crank catches me more fish than any other lure in the spring when the fish are in the shallows. I have other lures that I've caught more big fish on, but in terms of numbers it is by far the lure that I have the most fun using.
It's a fantastic lure. Punches well above it's size.

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by bluefoxx67 » Sun Feb 21 2021 09:25

New to lure fishing but have taken fish on a Rapala jointed shad rap (fire Tiger) and Salmo slider (perch). The Salmo has a fantastic action

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Pinkie » Sun Feb 21 2021 09:57

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Assuming pike flies can be included as lures, well in my book they are, then it would be the bottom perch imitation. I tied it myself and it was my first hand tied fly to catch me a double figure fish, and after just a few casts.
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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Will Smith » Sun Feb 21 2021 11:35

Pinkie wrote:
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Assuming pike flies can be included as lures, well in my book they are, then it would be the bottom perch imitation. I tied it myself and it was my first hand tied fly to catch me a double figure fish, and after just a few casts.
That must have been a very satisfying and rewarding moment.

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Pinkie » Sun Feb 21 2021 11:37

Will Smith wrote:
Pinkie wrote:
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Assuming pike flies can be included as lures, well in my book they are, then it would be the bottom perch imitation. I tied it myself and it was my first hand tied fly to catch me a double figure fish, and after just a few casts.
That must have been a very satisfying and rewarding moment.

Will.
Sure was. I'd cast to the same area about a dozen or so times with a different fly, so I was very happy to see the perch imitation scoffed up fairly quickly. I've now made bigger versions and they also catch well.

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by John O Grady » Tue Feb 23 2021 19:29

andrew_nagel wrote:
John O Grady wrote:
Depends on the time of year and how I'm fishing but the 10cm Fatso Crank catches me more fish than any other lure in the spring when the fish are in the shallows. I have other lures that I've caught more big fish on, but in terms of numbers it is by far the lure that I have the most fun using.
It's a fantastic lure. Punches well above it's size.
Agreed Andrew, the best lure I've come across for catching pike in shallow water by a long way

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by JackHunter » Tue Feb 23 2021 19:44

John O Grady wrote:
andrew_nagel wrote:
John O Grady wrote:
Depends on the time of year and how I'm fishing but the 10cm Fatso Crank catches me more fish than any other lure in the spring when the fish are in the shallows. I have other lures that I've caught more big fish on, but in terms of numbers it is by far the lure that I have the most fun using.
It's a fantastic lure. Punches well above it's size.
Agreed Andrew, the best lure I've come across for catching pike in shallow water by a long way

I have purchased one off the back of these comments :thumbs:
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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by John O Grady » Tue Feb 23 2021 19:49

JackHunter wrote:
John O Grady wrote:
andrew_nagel wrote:
John O Grady wrote:
Depends on the time of year and how I'm fishing but the 10cm Fatso Crank catches me more fish than any other lure in the spring when the fish are in the shallows. I have other lures that I've caught more big fish on, but in terms of numbers it is by far the lure that I have the most fun using.
It's a fantastic lure. Punches well above it's size.
Agreed Andrew, the best lure I've come across for catching pike in shallow water by a long way

I have purchased one of the back of these comments :thumbs:
Put a couple of SSGs on the trace until the bait runs just under the surface on a slow retrieve :thumbs: I hope it works as well for you as it has for me!

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by JasonR » Tue Feb 23 2021 20:11

One of my favourite go to lures is a copper Kuusamo Professor. Great flash in the water, classic lure.

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by JackHunter » Tue Feb 23 2021 23:01

John O Grady wrote:
JackHunter wrote:
John O Grady wrote:
andrew_nagel wrote:
John O Grady wrote:
Depends on the time of year and how I'm fishing but the 10cm Fatso Crank catches me more fish than any other lure in the spring when the fish are in the shallows. I have other lures that I've caught more big fish on, but in terms of numbers it is by far the lure that I have the most fun using.
It's a fantastic lure. Punches well above it's size.
Agreed Andrew, the best lure I've come across for catching pike in shallow water by a long way

I have purchased one of the back of these comments :thumbs:
Put a couple of SSGs on the trace until the bait runs just under the surface on a slow retrieve :thumbs: I hope it works as well for you as it has for me!
Nice one :thumbs:

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Andrew Croft » Tue Feb 23 2021 23:12

Floating Salmo slider, the more beat up looking the better imo. it just catches fish for me. That could be slightly biased though as I use it like 95% of the time and I've got my own little rhythms and things going on with it. but saying that it's got a massive following
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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Mark Phillips » Wed Feb 24 2021 17:45

bluefoxx67 wrote:
New to lure fishing but have taken fish on a Rapala jointed shad rap (fire Tiger) and Salmo slider (perch). The Salmo has a fantastic action
Good choices there. I think one thing Sliders really have going for them is the distance you can cast them. Definitely a lure to have on you when faced with a head wind. I concur with others, that the more battered they get, the more effective they seem to get.
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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by ken brooks » Wed Feb 24 2021 17:51

I've got a slider that literally has no paint/foil left on it,
Just the white resin finish and it still catches fish.

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Pikerd74 » Wed Feb 24 2021 17:52

Mark Phillips wrote:
bluefoxx67 wrote:
New to lure fishing but have taken fish on a Rapala jointed shad rap (fire Tiger) and Salmo slider (perch). The Salmo has a fantastic action
Good choices there. I think one thing Sliders really have going for them is the distance you can cast them. Definitely a lure to have on you when faced with a head wind. I concur with others, that the more battered they get, the more effective they seem to get.
I bought a few of the really small sliders, I think the are 5cm! They are great for perch and so easy to work.
If I was only allowed to fish with one lure all season I would probably choose a slider.
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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Pikerd74 » Wed Feb 24 2021 17:56

Andrew Croft wrote:
Floating Salmo slider, the more beat up looking the better imo. it just catches fish for me. That could be slightly biased though as I use it like 95% of the time and I've got my own little rhythms and things going on with it. but saying that it's got a massive following
Any lure that has been produced for as long as the slider has got to be good, the Dutch lure anglers rate them highly too!

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Monts » Wed Feb 24 2021 17:58

To save a blank it would have to be a spinnerbait with a Kopyto trailer, cranked back fast just to provoke a response.
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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Mark Phillips » Wed Feb 24 2021 18:02

Pikerd74 wrote:
Mark Phillips wrote:
bluefoxx67 wrote:
New to lure fishing but have taken fish on a Rapala jointed shad rap (fire Tiger) and Salmo slider (perch). The Salmo has a fantastic action
Good choices there. I think one thing Sliders really have going for them is the distance you can cast them. Definitely a lure to have on you when faced with a head wind. I concur with others, that the more battered they get, the more effective they seem to get.
I bought a few of the really small sliders, I think the are 5cm! They are great for perch and so easy to work.
If I was only allowed to fish with one lure all season I would probably choose a slider.
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Those are deadly for perch, you're so right. I found the red tiger pattern to be the best in that respect. The only issue I have had with sliders and I have mentioned this before, is if you work them quickly, they can get ahead of the leader and foul it with a treble. You can of course tell as soon as that happens, but then it's a wasted cast. Interestingly, when it comes to the Fatso, I've not done so well with those.
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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Pikerd74 » Wed Feb 24 2021 18:05

Monts wrote:
To save a blank it would have to be a spinnerbait with a Kopyto trailer, cranked back fast just to provoke a response.
I had not used a spinner bait for years Monts until I took my kids lure fishing for the first time! I clipped on some old jennifields spinner baits thinking that they are fairly weed and snag proof (cheap too)
They had a great session with 5-6 fish each, I have to admit to using them a lot more now. :grin:

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by alex fisher » Thu Feb 25 2021 12:51

Burnyburnside wrote:
alex fisher wrote:
I need some recommendations for good lures. What lure has caught you the most or biggest fish?
Hard one to answer I've got a few favourite lures depending on the situation, depth, weather ect ....
My top 5 to cover most situations would be :
A form of Glide bait - Robinson's ST or a hellhound
Spinner bait
Bulldawg
Rapala SSR (in goldfish pattern)
Fox replicant 23cm (chub pattern)
Theres lots of bulldawgs on ebay. Who makes the best?

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by alex fisher » Thu Feb 25 2021 12:53

Pinkie wrote:
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Assuming pike flies can be included as lures, well in my book they are, then it would be the bottom perch imitation. I tied it myself and it was my first hand tied fly to catch me a double figure fish, and after just a few casts.
Those look really good. Im trying to make a pike fly lure myself out of wine cork and deer hair and a grub tail. like a miuras mouse

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by alex fisher » Thu Feb 25 2021 12:55

Mark Phillips wrote:
alex fisher wrote:
I need some recommendations for good lures. What lure has caught you the most or biggest fish?
Impossible to answer for me I'm afraid, as there's so many good lures, where do you start? You also have to factor in the angler - a number, of I am sure very competent lure anglers, have stated they can't catch on spinnerbaits or dawgs - two lures types that I've caught literally hundreds of pike on over the years. You'll see people listing what they use and have confidence in, that's the reality of it. It's easier to name lures that are w**k, like that 'orrible swimming turd, the Spro BBZ :afraid:
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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by alex fisher » Thu Feb 25 2021 12:58

davelumb wrote:
Squirrely Burt.

Mind you, of the 26 (at last count) I have no two do the same thing! :dizzy:
Have you tried a miuras mouse lure?

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alex fisher wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Squirrely Burt.

Mind you, of the 26 (at last count) I have no two do the same thing! :dizzy:
Have you tried a miuras mouse lure?
No, I gave up lure fishing before they were invented! :laughs:

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by alex fisher » Thu Feb 25 2021 13:08

davelumb wrote:
alex fisher wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Squirrely Burt.

Mind you, of the 26 (at last count) I have no two do the same thing! :dizzy:
Have you tried a miuras mouse lure?
No, I gave up lure fishing before they were invented! :laughs:
So you dont use the squirelly burt anymore? The miuras mouse is good because everything about it draws attention to it.

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by davelumb » Thu Feb 25 2021 13:17

alex fisher wrote:
davelumb wrote:
alex fisher wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Squirrely Burt.

Mind you, of the 26 (at last count) I have no two do the same thing! :dizzy:
Have you tried a miuras mouse lure?
No, I gave up lure fishing before they were invented! :laughs:
So you dont use the squirelly burt anymore? The miuras mouse is good because everything about it draws attention to it.
When I chuck lures these days they're usually Squirrlies, spinnerbaits or Jackpots, or a twitching minnow/crank.

From what I've seen of the mouse thing is it's got a curly tail. Curly tails catch pike. Miuras Mice catch anglers... :stir:

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Burnyburnside » Thu Feb 25 2021 16:38

alex fisher wrote:
Burnyburnside wrote:
alex fisher wrote:
I need some recommendations for good lures. What lure has caught you the most or biggest fish?
Hard one to answer I've got a few favourite lures depending on the situation, depth, weather ect ....
My top 5 to cover most situations would be :
A form of Glide bait - Robinson's ST or a hellhound
Spinner bait
Bulldawg
Rapala SSR (in goldfish pattern)
Fox replicant 23cm (chub pattern)
Theres lots of bulldawgs on ebay. Who makes the best?
I wouldn't go buying alot of expensive ones to start with mate if they've got curly tails they'll catch pike. I personally use the musky innovation ones I get them imported from USA. I've seen yours comments about the muiras mouse too, no doubt about it they catch pike but if your just starting out I wouldn't splash the cash on one.

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by Pinkie » Thu Feb 25 2021 17:58

alex fisher wrote:
Pinkie wrote:
IMG_20201023_131612.jpg
Assuming pike flies can be included as lures, well in my book they are, then it would be the bottom perch imitation. I tied it myself and it was my first hand tied fly to catch me a double figure fish, and after just a few casts.
Those look really good. Im trying to make a pike fly lure myself out of wine cork and deer hair and a grub tail. like a miuras mouse
Thanks. Good luck with the mouse!

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Re: What is your favourite lure and why?

Post by alex fisher » Thu Feb 25 2021 18:08

davelumb wrote:
alex fisher wrote:
davelumb wrote:
alex fisher wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Squirrely Burt.

Mind you, of the 26 (at last count) I have no two do the same thing! :dizzy:
Have you tried a miuras mouse lure?
No, I gave up lure fishing before they were invented! :laughs:
So you dont use the squirelly burt anymore? The miuras mouse is good because everything about it draws attention to it.
When I chuck lures these days they're usually Squirrlies, spinnerbaits or Jackpots, or a twitching minnow/crank.

From what I've seen of the mouse thing is it's got a curly tail. Curly tails catch pike. Miuras Mice catch anglers... :stir:
I bought a miuras mouse so I could learn how to construct one myself. Ive almost perfected it now. The ones available to the public are produced by CWC and have a twin tail. The ones produced by Maurizio carini have single curly tail. Ive actually spoken to him and he says single curly tails are better for moving water like rivers and twin tails are better for still water like lakes. A recent video I watched comparing all the types of tails substantiates this, twin tails caught the most and biggest fish when fishing in a lake

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