IMA Soft Plastic Lures

ImaYou may not have heard of IMA before, unless you’re already reasonably interested in lure fishing. In comparison to lure manufacturers like Rapala, IMA is the new kid on the block and part of a cool, new wave of tackle manufacturers reaching our shores from Japan. The cool kids love them. Anoraks like me love them. But best of all, the fish seem to love them too. Out of Continue reading “IMA Soft Plastic Lures”

Decoy Pluggin Single Hooks

Decoy Pluggin SinglesIt’s that time of year again. You can feel the first warmth in the sunshine, there’s buds on the trees and the birds are singing. As a lure angler you’re starting to think ‘Bass’.

If like me, you haven’t already set yourself up for the coming season, now’s the time to make sure all your favourite lures are ready to go, the moment the fish are in. For hard bodied lures (plugs) that usually means checking all the¬†hardware¬†for signs of corrosion, bluntness or weakness. While I normally replace any iffy trebles with the excellent Daiichi Bleeding Bait treble hooks, at the end of last summer I started to play around with single hooks on some of my lures. After reading conflicting views on various fishing forums Continue reading “Decoy Pluggin Single Hooks”

Lures for Plaice Fishing

Plaice on a LureIf you follow Fishing Tackle UK, you might have noticed that we got a bit carried away with the LRF (Light Rock Fish) style of ultralight lure fishing last year. It consumed our angling activities and became a constant distraction from other exciting types of fishing. While my passion for LRF continues to grow, at the beginning of 2012 we made an active, healthy, decision to make HRF (Hard Rock Fish) an intended focus this year.

Yesterday, our Continue reading “Lures for Plaice Fishing”

New Soft Plastics from Jacks LRF Tested on Perch

Jacks Own Sperm TailsFinally got the chance to test out a batch of new lures from Jacks LRF today. I’ve wanted to try them out on the local Perch population for some time now but a frozen canal and other commitments have meant I’ve had to wait. Having said that, by the time I actually got to wet a line I had my game plan all mapped out.

Plan was to test three styles of Jacks Own lures:

  • Mega Darters
  • Sperm Tails
  • Baby Minnows

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Sakura Rock Pocket Review – LRF Lure Wallet

Sakura Rock PocketFor me, part of the enjoyment I’ve taken from discovering ultralight lure fishing, whether that be saltwater LRF or fishing for freshwater Perch, is from the increased mobility and comfort levels experienced. When I started fishing this style just under a year ago now, I didn’t really know which lures and jigs I was going to use from one session to the next. But as my experience has grown, I have acquired a few favourites from the mountains of gear I used to carry and I’ve identified exactly what to use at certain, Continue reading “Sakura Rock Pocket Review – LRF Lure Wallet”