Trout on Lures

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Evening lads,

Thought this article about trout fishing with lures may be of interest to some. Not fly fishing but no harm in something different and it's still a lot of fun. Hope ye enjoy!!:D

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Hi Reddie,

A tad off the point here but when I saw this I remembered a point I think you made at the start of the season... Pardon me if I am wrong here but did you say you were going to go through this season fishing with rapala's etc only for salmon ??
If you did then I am very interested in how your season went. How would you compare lures to flying c's, conditions, lines etc. If I am wrong then please ignore :p

Cheers..
 

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Hi Reddie,

A tad off the point here but when I saw this I remembered a point I think you made at the start of the season... Pardon me if I am wrong here but did you say you were going to go through this season fishing with rapala's etc only for salmon ??
If you did then I am very interested in how your season went. How would you compare lures to flying c's, conditions, lines etc. If I am wrong then please ignore :p

Cheers..

Evening An Sionnach!
You're dead right, I fished DUO lures 99% of the time with the Flying C's only coming out once or twice. Down here it was a difficult season for lure fishing as much of the season was hampered with low water. In this low water I couldn't buy a take. Follows a plenty, especially fresh peal, but no commitment. All in all I lost a few fish, one in April and the rest in August/September when we had floods which lasted more than a day. My impressions after this season are that the Realis will become a better lure for salmon as it is more versatile than the Spearhead Ryuki. Flying C's are superior in high flows when you are casting upstream in fast water. Plenty more experimenting to do in 2017!! If you've any more questions just ask:)
 

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Hi Reddie

Thank you for sharing the article! Duo freshwater lures are not easy to come by in the UK for sure so if you know of any dealer that has these, please let me know.
I found that the Mepps black Comet in sizes 2/3 to be excellent for Salmon and strangely, size 4 for Sea trout. I also found that the floating Devon minnow and Rapala Countdowns do a great job of raising springers from the river bed for a surface take this year but that did not happen the previous 2 years and on the same river!
Like you, more experimentation next year with emphasis more on surface lures.
Cheers Brian
 

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Hi Reddie

Thank you for sharing the article! Duo freshwater lures are not easy to come by in the UK for sure so if you know of any dealer that has these, please let me know.
I found that the Mepps black Comet in sizes 2/3 to be excellent for Salmon and strangely, size 4 for Sea trout. I also found that the floating Devon minnow and Rapala Countdowns do a great job of raising springers from the river bed for a surface take this year but that did not happen the previous 2 years and on the same river!
Like you, more experimentation next year with emphasis more on surface lures.
Cheers Brian

Hey Ellipse,

Check out the following links:

Lure Heaven Uk - Modern Lure Fishing Tackle Distributors

Lure Heaven - Lure Fishing Specialist - Shop online for Bass Lures, HRF, LRF Fishing, Slow-Jigging, Fly Fishing Tackle, Soft Baits, Ima, Megabass, Graphiteleader, Bait Breath,Toray, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Keitech, Salmon, Fishing Lures

These are the guys who supply me with the DUO lures. John and Melissa are extremely helpful and will do their best for you.

Isn't it amazing how salmon behaviour in the same river changes year on year!? That's the beauty of fishing. Really am looking forward to next year and the prospect of conditions more conducive to lure fishing. Never tried the black comet before, always stuck to silver, gold and copper. Must give it a whirl!

Cheers,
Jason.
 

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Hi Reddie

Thank you for sharing the article! Duo freshwater lures are not easy to come by in the UK for sure so if you know of any dealer that has these, please let me know.
I found that the Mepps black Comet in sizes 2/3 to be excellent for Salmon and strangely, size 4 for Sea trout. I also found that the floating Devon minnow and Rapala Countdowns do a great job of raising springers from the river bed for a surface take this year but that did not happen the previous 2 years and on the same river!
Like you, more experimentation next year with emphasis more on surface lures.
Cheers Brian

Funnily enough I had great success with the Mepps Comet Black Fury size 2 for Sea Trout in low water.
The original ones with the black blade with yellow dots worked best. The recent ones I have bought have had a silver edge and silver on the reverse which are not as good unless you get a good quality black marker pen and colour them in !

I have no connection but if anyone is after some Abu Droppen spinners at good prices,
there are some good deals on eBay. 'waders4u' is selling various sizes in bulk eg.
13 x 4g for £20 , 5 x 12g for £10 etc....
 

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Agree that the original were the best and think that those with the silver on the blades were the French version.
Finally resorted to importing direct from Mepps USA to get the all black versions.
Brian
 

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These little handmade jewels arrived yesterday morning, ready for next months trout. Biggest one measures 45mm.
 

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