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Soft Plastics

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by diesel, May 5, 2018.

  1. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I got talking to a bloke at our local markets yesterday about this very issue, Noel. Now that we are getting an influx of tourists, I usually have a stall where I try to flog off anything surplus to my needs, especially fishing gear and more often than not I manage to unload a heap of cheap soft plastics.

    This particular customer was gathering a few different colours and it was obvious that he was attracted to the brighter hues and not any of the darker lures. I asked him why he wanted the yellows, reds and whites and he said that he was heading out west to chase yellow-belly and because the water would be very dirty, he needed lures that the fish could see. If he wasn't interested in buying a heap of bright coloured sp's, I probably would have debated his theory, but what the heck - he may have been right in his belief.

    I have always been a firm believer that it is the action of a lure that attracts the fish and it is the colour that attracts the fisherman. I have seen this with barra, jacks, snapper, salmon and squid. If you present the lure the right way and use it correctly, you have a better than even chance of a hookup, but in saying that, I have seen a gold bomber work on barra when nothing else will o_O.

    Jeff
     
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  2. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    That's why fishing will always be fishing. The fisherman can't control it.
     
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