Lures come in all different shapes in sizes, makes and colors. When it comes to choosing the right lure, there is a lot of choice out there. The best lures have a wiggling action, roll but do not turn over and perform well no matter what speed you pull them at. What kind of lures are the best, homemade or store bought?
Store bought lures have the advantage of being pre-tested. You know the lure is going to work when you buy it. You do not have to worry about re-making the lure body over again because it does not do what you want it to do. It has all ready gone through rigorous testing to be sure it does what the package says it will do.
But there is nothing like the feel of knowing something you created will catch fish just as well, or better than, anything on the shelves. The testing and the carving of it may be difficult, but the final result is a one-of-a-kind lure that no one else has. A lure that catches fish and was made by your own hands is just as effective as something bought from a store.
A homemade lure may not have the advantages of being pre-tested in a tank in front of fishing experts and the like, but it has the advantage of being completely different and possibly better then anything any of your fishing buddies will have.
Store-bought lures may look pretty and may have all ready been proven to work, but they always look the same. They all mainly have the same shape and overall design. Fish are used to seeing these lures and may shy away from something they have seen before, just with a different pattern or color combination. Looking through fishing magazines and fishing lure encyclopedia’s, you can see this simple fact: all store-bought lures look almost identical. Except for a minor change in the head shape or a lengthening of the body, they are all the same.
That is the homemade lures greatest advantage, they can look anyway you want them too. Homemade lures will not look like any lure you see one the shelves on a day to day basis. They will be unique to how you made them. They may not be professionally tested but they will still work.
So fishers, what type of lure do you prefer?