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    what lures to use when fresh water fishing

    Just got myself a spin fishing rod and was wondering what people would recommend to use for lures? What size and type? Am planning on fishing small to medium rivers,

    any advice would be much appreciated.

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    The best lures to use and speaking from experience, are the ones where the little thingie spins around the main lure. Trout will grab these pretty fast. For small steams use the lite ones, and deeper larger streams use the heavier ones. Bout ten dollars each.

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    Thanks so you mean ones like mepps spinners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-N View Post
    Thanks so you mean ones like mepps spinners?

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    Those are the ones he is talking about, also try black and gold and the green and gold toby lures they work really well another trick is to get a z or any spinner tie a hare n copper nymph to a short trace then tie the trace to the hook of the spinner that works really well
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    Thanks I will go buy some this weekend

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    Veltic/mepps/rapala
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    Veltic,black tobys anyone worth a try,goodluck.
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    I catch most of my trout with a black and gold Toby.
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    Black and gold toby, silver and blue toby, green/gold or red/gold veltec, silver or red/silver wedge, brown or rainbow trout rapalas.

    I've been getting into a bit of soft baiting for trout which is something a bit different but effective.
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    Red / Gold & Green Black Gold veltic # 3 #4 ,Blue /Silver Toby 10g ,DAM/Effzette- Rainbow trout 3D 6g
    Silver holographic veltic #3 or similar .Lip ripper Z spoons ,
    all above work very well 1st couple of hours daylight & last 2 before dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I catch most of my trout with a black and gold Toby.
    All I ever use mate! Have been looking at those Rapala lures but can't justify the extra dollars. Does anyone here rate those rapalas over the trusted Toby?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    All I ever use mate! Have been looking at those Rapala lures but can't justify the extra dollars. Does anyone here rate those rapalas over the trusted Toby?
    Rapalas are the shit. Back when we done lots of trout fishing we used all kinds of lures and always left the rapalas cause in our local they were $18 each but one day dad got a couple of them and they worked wonders. I outfished a couple of mates in the same pool even they use rapalas now

    Cant speak for the rest of NZ, tobys have their place. Good for places where you need to cast far and such. Rapals can be hard to get decent distance. Fine for the rivers here but the lakes can be hard. River fish are better though anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    All I ever use mate! Have been looking at those Rapala lures but can't justify the extra dollars. Does anyone here rate those rapalas over the trusted Toby?
    Hell yes

 

 

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