Essential Fishing Tackle For The Beginner

By: Trevor Kassulke


If you're a beginner in the world of fishing then a quick rundown of the most common types of fishing tackle is an excellent place to begin your education. We will deal with the most common types of fishing tackle; lures, flies, hooks, floats and sinkers. Once we have covered these basic elements you will have a better idea of what is needed to fill up your fishing tackle box.

Lures are the first, and possibly only, thing people think of when they hear the term fishing tackle. Lures are usually intended to imitate the look and movement of real fish. This will accomplish one of two objectives. The fish will either see the lure as food or as a challenge to their territory. Either response is likely to cause the fish to strike. No fishing tackle box would be complete without lures.

Next we come to flies, which are similar in purpose to lures and yet are different enough in the world of fishing tackle to earn separate mention. An entire art form has grown out of the attempts to create flies that will fool a fish into striking. Yes the world of fishing tackle has spawned an art form.

No lure or fly would be useful in your collection of fishing tackle unless they are combined with a hook. Single hooks, triple hooks, barbed or not, a hook is needed on every lure or fly to ensnare and hold the fish.

Finally we come to floats and sinkers. Your fishing tackle is not complete without floats and sinkers which take on a special significance. Experienced fishermen know that different types of fish are best caught at specific depths. The wide variety of floats and sinkers will place your bait at the specific depth most commonly associated with the type of fish you're trying to catch.

So now you know the most basic elements of fishing tackle. Of course we have only scratched the surface but you do now have the basics of fishing tackle jargon. Let these basics of fishing tackle be your first step on your journey into the wonderful world of fishing.

As you progress you will find more advanced fishing tackle and equipment available on the market.
For example a new exciting Remote Control Fishing Lure is very exciting. It is driven and controlled from a controller mounted on the fishing rod handle and can be driven into places where never before accessed by casting traditional lures.

Of course, you cannot talk about fishing tackle without discussing bait. To catch different kinds of fish, you needed to use different kinds of bait. You will also learn that you can't simply bait the hook and throw it into the water and then just sit there. You will need to use different techniques like how to "jiggle" the bait, cast it out and reel it back in, "drag" the bottom, and numerous other techniques to get the fish to bite.

The best person to talk to about which fishing tackle and which bait to use is the your fishing and bait shop.

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Trevor Kassulke writes articles on a number of disciplines fishingway.com is an information resource for fishing issues, including flyfishing, trout fishing as well as fishing equipment, such as rods, reels, lures, fishing tackle. Find more at my website which is at www.fishingway.com

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