Even the modern fishing industry cannot offer the anglers the necessary range of lure for trout fishing. With a little effort for a couple of hours, you can assemble an excellent set of lures for trout fishing.
Trout fishing is a very interesting type of fishing
Many are now sifting gear and replenishing their arsenal of lure for trout. One evening I decided to check the boxes with rubber and micro jig lures. I have matured the idea of creating such lures for trout fishing.
How to catch passive trout?
On the "rubber".
What kind of "rubber" trout to catch?
On worms and nymphs.
On which hook and jig head to attach the worm / nymph?
Do it yourself.
On this topic, there have already been many tips in the articles. These ways are not perfect for me. I suggest anglers to evaluate different ways and choose the most convenient for everyone. Perhaps my technology will be interesting. Such lure can be used not only for catching trout, but also for catching other fish. For example bass or perch.
First, you need to pick up the hooks and the desired set (weight) heads.
Trout Lure Hooks
I use four types of hooks:
1) Decoy Spic (AH-VI) - catching a worm and a nymph. They have an average length of the forearm. This allows them to be used with various lures. The bend of the forearm when fishing with a silicone worm allows you to give it extra mobility at different speeds of posting. When placing a nymph, you need to make sure that it does not rotate in water. I like the elongated straight sting and medium wire thickness. This hook perfectly marks the trout. The sting of the hook penetrates deep into the mouth of the fish.
2) Tiemco 403 BLJ - catching a nymph. The forend of these hooks is a bit short for catching worms, but is suitable for a nymph.
3) Decoy MG-3. Catching on a worm and a nymph. Hook with an extended fore-end, with beards.
Very successful model of the hook due to the elongated fore. Good for worm, nymph and caterpillar. When catching trout in the style of "catch-release" it is necessary to cut the beard. In competition conditions, apply only in those tournaments where it is allowed to use hooks with sawed beards.
4) Decoy Kunai (AH-V) - fishing for a wiki style worm. Hook without a beard. A short shank when catching "wacky" allows you to make a bunch of "lure-hook" more compact. This has a good effect on the implementation of the bite (bite).
Heads for lure trout fishing
I use a cutout tungsten head. Used in fly-fishing.
Head diameter from 2 mm to 5 mm. using a cutout head allows you to select the center of gravity in the fitted hook. Attach the head to the eyelet hook more tightly. For fishing "wacky" you can use the head with a conventional cylindrical bore.
I will give an approximate correspondence of the diameter of the head and its weight. With the same head diameter, its weight can vary depending on whether it is a round head or a faceted one.
Diameter 3 mm - weight 0.17 g.
Diameter 3.3 mm - weight 0.3 g.
Diameter 4 mm - weight 0.44 g.
Diameter 4.5 mm - weight 0.8 gr.
Diameter 5.5 mm - weight 1.3 g.
How to connect the hook and head
How to do it quickly and safely? You will need Poxipol glue, a piece of paper and a toothpick. Everything!
I checked several methods and types of glue - I came to this option. It is fast, reliable, economical, and safe. Maybe someone uses two-component epoxy or another brand of glue. I am talking about my experience. I consider it important to identify a sequence of actions to help avoid some mistakes.
Making effective lure for trout
- Choose the desired hook and head weight. I came to the conclusion that in one short production cycle I make five heads each - this amount allows you to optimally use the hardening time of the Poxipol glue.
- Squeeze out a small amount of glue from each tube on a piece of paper - less than a pea.
- Mix both components with a toothpick. It turns out viscous composition, which gradually hardens within 3-5 minutes.
- Apply a little of the resulting composition on the forearm of the hook, where it is supposed to fix the head - in the area of the hook ear. Shift the head here, tightly pressed to the eye of the hook. Viscous composition at the same time fills the hole in the sinker.
If the excess glue is squeezed out - remove. If the hook is thin, and the diameter of the hole in the head is very large - you can additionally fill the hole with glue.
- Dry the heads comfortably in limbo. In this position, the displacement of the head is eliminated while the glue hardens.
- After 5-10 minutes, the glue will finally harden. The jig head is ready!
You can slightly improve the jig head. On the shank of the hook, we knit a few tight loops from a regular thread. Fix with instant glue. The resulting "boss" will help keep the silicone lure on the hook.
If necessary (for example a blunt hook), the head can be removed and used on another hook. To do this, heat the ear of the hook with a cigarette lighter until the glue melts. Remove the head and can use it further.
Here are a few examples of what lures look like.
Decoy Spic # 6 with a nymph and a worm
Decoy MG-3 # 8 with a caterpillar from L.Lures. The hook beard is pre-sawed
Wacky worm on Decoy Kunai # 6