My favorite trout spinners for fishing in the fall
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My favorite trout spinners for fishing in the fall

Looking for some good lures for late fall trout fishing, well the year round staples such as Mepps Agila, Panther martins and Bluefox Vibrax, and Kastmasters still perform well. It is all that many fishermen ever fish, and that is fine. But in this article, I will share some less well known trout lures that…

Does blade design on spinners matter when trout fishing?
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Does blade design on spinners matter when trout fishing?

When buying spinners of unknown brands, a lot can be learned about their likely performance and action based entirely on the blade design they used. The shape or design of the rotating blade on an inline spinner not only influences the action, and sink rate, but also the optimal speed the spinner should be fished…

Spinners vs Spoons – Which metal lure catches the most trout?
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Spinners vs Spoons – Which metal lure catches the most trout?

Spoons and spinners must be among the most popular hard body trout lures, and the reason is simple. They catch trout and they catch them consistently. I always consider it a good idea to have both types of lures when fishing because a trout’s preference can easily change hour from to hour, day to day….

Best trout spinning lures to fish deep, swift flowing river holes.
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Best trout spinning lures to fish deep, swift flowing river holes.

The trout we see feeding at or the near the surface is usually only a tiny fraction of the total number of fish in a river. The majority of them are laying low in the water column, hugging the bottom, and are all but invisible from the surface. A lot of trout just ‘wait’ on…

Are Mepps spinners any good? (How do they compare with the competition?)
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Are Mepps spinners any good? (How do they compare with the competition?)

I can not say that a Mepps spinner was the first lure I caught a trout on, but it was close. To save money, I actually started my trout fishing journey assembling my own inline spinners. Then one day, I discovered a little Mepps Black fury hanging from some overhead willow branches, and being 6’4”…

My favorite spinning lures for fall trout
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My favorite spinning lures for fall trout

Fall is normally a time of cool nights, sunny days, and little rainfall. This great weather, means many trout streams are flowing low and clear which gives the trout plenty of opportunities to inspect their prey. The level of difficulty is increased further because most trout streams have been heavily pressured over the summer, the…

Are Blue Fox Spinners any good? (How do they compare with the competition?)
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Are Blue Fox Spinners any good? (How do they compare with the competition?)

I have been fishing Blue Fox spinner lures for nearly two decades, and they are among my favorites. When I first got into trout fishing, I favored Blue Fox Vibrax based on price alone, at that time they were a couple of dollars cheaper than the other big brands and I frequently found them in…

What Is the Best Color Rapala for Trout Fishing?
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What Is the Best Color Rapala for Trout Fishing?

Rapala lures are rated among the best trout lures. Jerkbaits like the ones from Rapala are without a doubt my favorite lure for catching mature, wild brown trout. With over 23 Rapala patterns available. It can be difficult for newer fishermen to decide which colors to fish. It often seems like fishermen only fish a…

How to Fish a Floating Rapala (Detailed Guide)
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How to Fish a Floating Rapala (Detailed Guide)

I feel like the Oringal Floating Jerkbait needs no introduction. They have been catching trout for longer than most of us have been alive. A truly iconic trout lure, and despite countless new designs and innovations, no other jerkbait can consistently outfish the original. The Rapala action is so iconic and effective at catching trout,…