Soft Plastic Lures: Know Your Equipment if You Want a Successful Catch


What is it about fishing that keeps on attracting more people over and over again? While in the past it’s been one of the primary means of survival to our forefathers, with time it grew to become such a popular sport for all generations. Being able to catch your own meal is a no-brainer reason for the fishing craze, since there’s some satisfaction knowing you are capable of catching your own food. Also, the chance to have an escape out of the ordinary away in nature is a reason more for some to grab the fishing rod and head off to the nearest river or lake.

It’s needless to say everyone who engages in this pastime activity expects to have a successful outcome more or less, yet it takes continuous practice and equally as much preparations to be able to become a master of the waters and surprise your loved ones with a freshly caught healthy dinner. This means paying frequent visits to the springs, rivers and lakes is essential, including learning a thing or two about the inhabitants, their feeding habits, their habitat, as well as the bits and pieces of necessary equipment. You can’t expect the best of results if you don’t know that much about soft lures, in the likes of paddle plastics, and trailers as you do about rods and reels.

Soft Plastic Lures

The world of soft plastic lures is broad and its beginnings aren’t all that recent, in fact fishermen have been using them for decades. The reason they’re becoming so popular is because of their design, the soft texture in particular, which seems far more convincing for fish than hard bodied lures as their actual food. Out of all the shapes and creatures you can find, the most used ones are paddle plastics, jerk bait and curl tail.

The paddle tail, attached to the lure’s tail end with a wrist, moves from side to side varying in speed and that’s what gives the perfect action from the bait. The different colours and sizes it can be found in are designed to provide optimum results even in low light and discoloured waters. Jerk baits, on the other hand, aren’t broad as the paddle tails and got their name as such because a fisherman has to do short movements in order to get some action. As for the curl tails, you can expect to get plenty of wiggling since this type requires little to no movement to end up creating action thanks to its thin form. Even when you acquire the adequate plastics it’s important to try them out beforehand, so don’t skip on practice.