Category Archives: Salmon Lures

Salmon Fishing Lures used in New Zealand: Zed Spinners, Ticers and Colorado Spoons. How to improve your salmon ticers and zed spinners.

Zed Spinners – Painting your old Zed Spinners, replacing hooks

Amazing Baits zed spinners at The Complete Angler tackle store, Christchurch. featured image.

A couple of dozen old zed spinners are given new life with a fresh coat of paint and new VMC hooks. White  Zed Spinners A few years ago I wouldn’t fish with any colour zeddie other than silver. The only “improvement” I’d consider being the small red plastic tags that came with the lure when I bought it. Nowadays I almost More...

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This salmon was taken on genuine fly fishing tackle from the Hurunui River lagoon. featured image
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Fly Fishing for Salmon in New Zealand with John Hey

The author with a salmon on a two handed fly rod. Fly Fishing for Salmon with John Hey Most anglers think that if your lure’s not fishing the bottom you won’t catch many salmon. My first fish caught More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Zed Spinners for Salmon Fishing in New Zealand – Video

Typical 28g salmon zed spinners. Shown are silver and yellow. White is also popular and effective. Yellow, and even black, zeddies are used to fish discoloured water. Many anglers add a strip of paint that is a More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Hex Wobblers or Ticers – Weight-Forward for greater casting distance

Three long-range weight-forward hex wobblers or salmon ticers. The silvered ticer at the top with its shaped weight could be regarded as a deluxe version. The most popular weight is 68g. Hex Wobblers or Ticers For More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Salmon Spinners – The importance of Winding Speed when Salmon Fishing

Pictured here from the top are: Flamingo also known as a Salmon Special, Kilwell Kwiksilver 28g, Phill’s Favorite, Black Tear Drop also called a Heavy Spoon, Zed Spinner 28g yellow, Zed Spinner 28g, large More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Feathered Lures for Salmon Fishing

Feathered Lures for Salmon Fishing Yellow-Lady-feathered-salmon-fishing-lure. There are times when this rig comes into its own. When fishing the fast water of the gut a feathered lure weighted with lead as shown More...

Colorado Spoon
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Colorado Spoon Salmon Fishing Lure

Colorado Spoon with D lead for casting weight. Colorado Spoon Most salmon taken are caught on zed spinners. However they are also caught on flies and Colorado spoons like the one shown here. These are often used More...

Amazing Baits salmon Lures
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Amazing Baits Salmon Ticers and Lures – Video review by Allan Burgess

Amazing Baits Ticer Review This is an excellent weight-forward salmon ticer. The brass hex rod has been cleverly cut so that the ticer is heavier at the front. This prevents the ticer from tumbling in flight and More...