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”

Modern Bass Fishing Tackle from Sea Angler & Veals

Personally, I don’t normally buy Sea Angler magazine these days due to a lack of innovative content but I have to congratulate the guys over at Sea Angler HQ for a wonderful May/June publication. The reason why issue 453 stands out is that it features a 35-page special on bass tackle and techniques – in fact the only reason I picked it up from the newsagent shelf was that the cover showed some Japanese, Varivas braid and a fancy looking lure. A quick flick through revealed articles on plugging estuaries from the boat, and an interesting looking review of modern bass fishing by Henry Gilbey, complete with shots of a Tenryu Red Dragon Express, a Van Staal and a box Continue reading “Modern Bass Fishing Tackle from Sea Angler & Veals”