What are spoon lures best for?

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What are spoon lures best for?

Fishing spoons have a simple design, an oblong shape, concave on one side that catches water producing a wobble and light reflection flash imitating a fleeing or crippled bait fish. Spoons work best for larger fish species such as northern pike, largemouth bass, muskies, walleye, salmon and trout.

How do you fish for spoon trout?

Spoons shine in stretches where dead wood or boulders create mid-river hiding places. Cast quartering upstream and retrieve slightly faster than the flow. This will get the lure riding just above the bottom where the big fish hold. Pause the retrieve any time the spoon knocks off a rock or moves into a slack spot.

Do you use a swivel with a Thomas Buoyant?

Adding a swivel will prevent your line from becoming twisted and having a more likely chance of breaking. Now when fishing a regular lure such as a Thomas Buoyant or Cyclone go ahead a use a ball baring swivel as this allows for the lure to move as intended.

Are spoons better than spinners?

A spoon should swim with a side-to-side wobble while a spinner should have a constantly-revolving blade. If your spoon is spinning, you are reeling too fast. Narrow, longer spoons generate less water resistance, sinking faster and fishing deeper than wider spoons, especially in strong river currents.

Do you put bait on a spoon lure?

Once you cast the spoon, your natural instinct will be to reel it in. Instead, let the bait drop down into the water. Once you think the spoon has sunk to the depth of the target fish, reel it back in.

Should you use a swivel with a spoon?

Normally, a spoon should be fluttering through the water, not spinning, so a swivel should not be needed. However, if you’re retrieving too fast, or the current is very strong, then your spoon may start spinning, thus spinning your line, and increasing the chance you’ll get knots and tangles.

How does a Thomas lures buoyant spoon work?

When a moderately slow retrieve is employed, the Thomas Lures Buoyant Spoon produces an erratic, wobbling action that imitates the darting motion of a frantic baitfish.

Where did the Thomas fishing lures come from?

In 1938 an apprentice tool and die maker from Czechoslovakia, Richard Shubert, came to America with a dream of producing fishing lures. Needing to communicate in the country of his birth, Richard’s American-born mother sent him to a relative in Montana to be tutored in the English language.

When did Thomas Edison start selling spinners and spoons?

For the next fifteen years, with the popularity of spin-fishing growing rapidly, so did the popularity of Thomas’ unique line of spoons and spinners, with sales eventually expanding into many other famous trout fishing areas of the United States.

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