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Introduction: What lures do trout like?
There are many different types of trout lures and baits that can be used to catch a trout.
Lures that simulate an insect or worm on the water surface, such as buzz baits and topwaters, can be effective at catching a trout, but they are most effective when the sun is high in the sky.
A flyfish isn’t guaranteed to get a strike from any trout that is hungry enough. Trout will reject flies if they are too slow or too fast, too buggy looking or not buggy looking enough.
When fishing with lures underwater, remember to use larger baitfish patterns in deeper water and smaller baitfish patterns in shallower water.
5 Essential Types of Trout Lures You Can’t Go Without
Trout fishing is not easy. When it comes to catching trout, you need to have all the right knowledge and equipment to do so. Not only will the trout lure be important, but also the type of rod you are using.
There are five essential types of trout lures that you can’t go without if you want to catch a couple of these slithering creatures. These are split shots, flies, spoons, spinners and crankbaits.
How to Choose the Best Trout Lure for Your Situation
Some of the most popular trout lures are spinners, spoons, flies, baitfish imitations, crankbaits, and stick baits.
The spinning lure is usually made of metal and has an offset arm that turns in a circular motion to simulate the natural movement of a fish in water.
The spoon is a common metal lure that has a concave shape on one side that is designed to skim across the surface of the water.
Flies are typically small pieces of feathers or fur tied to a fishing line or wire with hooks at each end for holding bait.
Baitfish imitations are often made from rubber or plastic and are shaped like minnows.
Crankbaits are hard-bodied lures with treble hooks attached to the head by means of split rings.
Stick baits or jerk baits, slashbaits, minnow bait: When it comes to versatility, hard-body lures can’t be beat. A wide array of hard-body lures come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors; this variety is one reason these baits are so versatile. There’s something for every angler from the pro to the novice.
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