Deciding on which lure is really down to you, the weather conditions and water clarity on the day. Most trout have smaller mouths and for that reason alone we should always use fishing hooks that can be as small as number 32, but 10 to 18 are most common, especially with fly lures.
Trout species are diverse, therefore they require different sizes and colors if you have to troll deep for them in the bruised depths of lakes, or get down fast in turbulent, heavy currents or river pools.
They are cautious fish at the best of times, which is why the lures have to be presented naturally, exactly as the trout see them. Imitation is also paramount to lures, although they occasionally snap at mutated Day-Glo marabou feathered lures that resemble nothing under the surface of water on this planet. Colors as close to the natural fish and crustaceans trout prey on are also very effective.
Fly-tying may be something only associated with flyfishers, but a small vice can help make hard and softbait fishing hooks more attractive. Marabou or similar colored feathers and some furs improve lures very well and experimentation should be tried regularly like this when out fishing other species.
Another efficient method for attracting and hooking more trout is to tie a fly, 15 to 20 cm’s ahead of the lure, so that it looks like a small fish chasing after it. Twitching with this kind of set up also improves the take.
Epoxy minnows, long lures with goldheads, softbaits such as flies and bug eyes can also be used on a spinning set up with either a weight or fly float.
Don’t forget that trout are voracious feeders and will also hit small rodents, frogs, snails and the like. Tight lines.
Author Bio: Brad Jorgensen is a fishing enthusiast from Denver, Colorado and an avid blogger on the latest in fishing tips and techniques. Having traveled throughout North America seeking out fishing adventures, Brad is knowledgeable in a wide range or fishing topics.
This is a World Fishing Network guest post.