In last week’s Bootcamp session, we talked about the basic stuff you needed in a tackle box: terminal tackle, a scale, hook remover, pliers, and so forth.
This week we’re talking about the lures you attach to that terminal tackle so that maybe you get to actually use that scale.
Here are some classic standards:
The spinnerbait. There are two types, and you should have both: the classic inline spinnerbait and the ‘safety-pin’ design. Both are deadly for almost all species of fish.
Crankbait: Typically, these are fish shaped with a bill angled to run shallow or deep. There should be at least one of each in the tackle box.
Top water lures: There are two types: walking and popping. The Zara- Spook and the POP-R are classic examples of each. Our Mighty Mo mouse bait fits into both categories, so it’s a no-brainer for the tackle box.
Soft Plastic Baits: These are hi-tech and very versatile baits in innumerable variations and can be used for any species you want to fish for. The classic worm bait is the Senko.
The most important thing you can do is talk to the pros at Sail to find out the shapes, sizes and colours you need for each of the lures we just talked about, so that your tackle box is trophy primed.