When purchasing lures for use in big game fishing, there are two details that most anglers pay the most attention to. These details they hold in such high regard are cost and color.
However, while many anglers insist that color is an important factor, it actually is not. There are a few other details that must be taken into account first.
In fact, even cost should not come into play as much as you might think. What is more important than both the cost and the color of large game and deep sea fishing lures is balance, weight and craftsmanship. All three of these factors can quickly and easily be observed immediately within the tackle or bait shop.
If the lure you are considering looks to be cheaply made with little attention to detail, then chances are that it will not perform as it should. When it comes to prices and lures, you will certainly get what you pay for.
The balance and weight of the lure is important as well. Be sure that you note whether or not any weight was added to the lure by the manufacturer. If you purchase a lure without any added weight to it, it is likely that it will have difficulties with diving in any other fishing conditions that might be less than ideal.
If the lure is properly weighted and balanced, it will look more realistic to the fish, as the eyes will appear as if they are in the correct place at all times. In addition to realistic appearance, having the hooks in the correct position according to what side of the boat you are using them on will also help your chances of catching your fish.
As you can see, the choice in leader, shape, rigging and speed all have an important affect on how your lure will perform for you. Always be sure that your leader is not so stiff that it hinders the action of your deep sea lure.
At the same time, it is not necessary to use hooks that are heavy enough to weigh the lure down. If the movement of your lure does not appear convincing in the water, the fish will notice, and you will have no bites.
Always choose a lure that is designed and constructed with balance, weight and careful attention to detail as well as materials. The color is not an issue. As long as you have a quality piece of fishing gear, you will be catching your fish.
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