Without doubt the most fascinating thing about spin fishing are the lures themselves. That's why they are being produced and sold in countless and ever new variations. But for fishing efficiently you only need a small selection of Lures adopted to the species you fish for and the location you fish for them. I have to admit though, that my personal lure collection has also been driven very much by the collectors drive. But here I want to limit the presentation mainly to tried and tested models.
Spinners are the basic models in the assortment of the spin
fisher. They are a staple food so to say. You can't go wrong with spinners. The
smaller models are excellent for perch and trout, while the larger ones are
better for pike and zander. Pike also love to take a double spinner.
Plugs are something for the experienced fisherman.
They are more difficult to fish than spinners, can't be used as universally and
last not least they are a quite a bit more expensive, so loosing them really
hurts and usually the beginner does lose more lures.
Versatile, cheap, amazing diversity of colours and shapes. Thats
what soft plastic lures are. You could ask yourselves, why other lures still
exist. Maybe because a lot of fisherman don't know, what can be done with the
rubber stuff. Or is the plethora of variants just to confusing?
The dry flies of the spin fisher you could call the various
models of swimming lures which do not dive when you pull. Not always successful,
but if they are you're into some really good action.
A bit out of fashion but still very successful. Some people will
still refuse to use anything else. The special thing about spoons is their built
in irregularity even on a straight retrieve.
The origin of jerkbaits is American musky fishing,
but they are also very useful for our pike. Typically these lures have no action
of there own on a straight retrieve and you have to jerk them to make them come