Fishing Lures: Fish need to be lured to the hook with something that imitates their food or triggers their territorial behavior or provokes their curiosity. Fishing Lures types include:
- Spinners are pieces of metal or plastic, attached to the line directly above the hook, designed to spin in the water to attract fish.
- Spoons are similar to spinners, but usually bigger, heavier, and designed to move differently (wobble, wave, etc.) to attract fish.
- Spinner baits are combinations of spinners and artificial baits that camouflage the hook, attached opposite each other on a V-shaped base.
- Plugs are three-dimensional simulations of bait fish, often equipped with multiple hooks with multiple points.
- Jigs are lead-weighted hooks camouflaged in artificial baits designed for the up-and-down motion of jigging.
- Soft plastic lures simulate worms, grubs, fish, frogs and other natural fish food.
- Artificial flies: Artificial flies are items such as fur, feathers, thread, tinsel or other materials tied around a hook to resemble an insect, a grub, a minnow or some other small morsel that a fish might eat. They are sometimes put together at the fishing site, once the fish’s local food source is determined.