I have heard of the occasional use of soft plastics on trout, but is it actualy worth while say over a cobra lure or spinning?
For nstance in the dunedin reservoirs, soft plastics are sometimes used, usually red worm-like lures with a jig head.
And as mentioned by Yakkaman in another topic they are sometimes drifted, or jigged off a kayak.
I have tried some storm soft-plastics but they tend to swim on their side when I use a snap-swivel, and didn’t look all to realstic, to me or the trout I brought it past
A very nice benefit of soft plastics however is that they are very cheap, for instance a pack of 10 SP storm lures may only cost $12
Also the storm ones have an internal weight, and hook is rigged up, so no messing about with jig heads.
Are they worth while?
thats agood one. you also gotta remember the legalness of them just dont get caught uing the scented ones
Scented ones are now allowed in bait water.
Yes the storm ones work very well, do not need a swivel.
yeah I was using a snap lock hich made its action go funny, have you had any problems with tangles/line twist, when using these with no swivel?
Or do these lures simply not get line twist because of the only action being the tail?
oh really? thats a new rule. is that nation wide? but i guess in fly or spinning only waters the scented ones are still illegal?
well it is basicly bait right?
to a certian extent. not like earth worms whitebait bullies etc
Yes, the only baits allowed used to only be, ‘natural” baits, insects, worms, and baitfish
Hows about those fresh water cray storm lures? Anyone given them ago, Many of the spots I fish at I have seen a few crays about and any trout would surely pounce on one…
Found another SP topic on fishing.net http://www.fishing.net.nz/asp_forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=28972
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