Sports and outdoor recreation have been present for as long as we can remember. Take fishing for instance, the well-known pastime activity described also in the Bible, that continues to win the hearts of many to this day because of the combination of thrill and practice of skills, connecting us with nature and allowing us to breathe in some fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of cities. Fishing teaches one how to be patient since you can’t expect to start off as a champion and you have to acquire your share of trials and errors before you can proudly present your catch and treat your family with a delicious omega 3 fatty acids full meal you caught yourself. The omega 3 acids are known to reduce the risk of dementia and help with the production of dopamine and serotonin so adding fish in your diet is good for your overall well-being.
However, unless you equip yourself with all the fishing essentials and learn a thing or two more about the different types of fish and the water conditions they live in, you can’t expect to ever consider yourself a successful fisherman. Though beginners usually give fishing rods and reels all their attention, the rest of the equipment is just as important, such as getting the proper clothing and, of course, the baits. Unless you know how to fish with your bare hands, sticks and stones like Bear Grylls, you won’t be able to catch fish without the use of baits. Though natural baits have always been in use, just few decades ago (since the 1980s) people began manufacturing artificial baits known as lures. Nowadays you can find all sorts of soft plastic fishing lures, different in sizes, shapes and colours, suitable for anglers of all ages.
The reason many anglers are opting for them is because they go for the bigger fish, as is the carp, beam, tench, and want to keep the bait intact. Natural bait can easily be chewed and ruined which is not the case with lures. Soft plastic fishing lures are designed to recreate real life, so fish are fooled because they look exactly like actual food in texture, size and colour. Some artificial baits even have flavours, scents and layered colours added to make them seem more realistic. It’s crucial that you get all the knowledge you can for specific types of fish living in specific areas so you’d know exactly which lure is best suited. Some fish don’t swim as near the surface as others, so you’d require heavier and bigger bait that’s visible in the depths of water.
Certain fish see just certain range of colours. In the case of bass for example, that range is only from medium red to green, and they don’t see colours in the range of blue and purple so medium red to green lures are the ones you should buy if it’s bass you’re after. Plastic lures are the desired option for more and more anglers as they are the easy to store variant that doesn’t spread diseases, always ready to use and you don’t have to spend time catching them or digging them out as you would with crickets, worms and grasshoppers. Be at the right place with the right lures and you’d surprise yourself with a bountiful catch.