View Full Version : If you can only use 5 lure/spinner/jig for the rest of your life, what is it?

04-02-2009, 01:16 PM
Hello guys!

I used to fish in the Detroit river in Windsor using deep water rigs + live minnows. I would cast the rigs deep into the middle of the channel and caught plenty of big 'cats, freshwater drums and silver bass that stayed on the bottom of the river.

But since moving to Toronto, that strategy doesn't seem to work too well since there are no large channels/rivers.

I see that plenty of people focus on lures, spinners, jigs etc for small streams and "shallow" areas. I want to give these shiny little lures a try, but i dont know the slightest thing about 'em.

To start my collection, I'm wondering which ones I should buy, and that made me ask: which 5 lures would you use for the rest of your life? :smile:

04-02-2009, 03:02 PM
Hello, i'm in no way an expert on this subject but the Mepps range always seem to do really well, especially the Red Dot, Yellow Dot and Chartreuse....I know there's a certain person with a first name beginning with C that can help you out on this subject and even supplies custom orders!

04-02-2009, 04:38 PM
Thats a tough one! If its for the TO area, there are only a handful of species I'd be aiming for primarily bass, pike and muskie - but MOSTLY pike.

5. Dardevle - red/white
- One of the all time great spoon designs, pike love red/white for some reason

4. Johnson Silveminnow - Firetiger
- Another great spoon, and its weedless!

3. Rapala X-Rap pr Suspending husky Jerk- Clown or Tennessee Shad
- Perfect for lazy fish, you can suspend the lure for as long as you want to entice a bite

2. Mepps Aglia or Black Fury - Firetiger or Black/yellow
- Perfect for aggressive fish, can be fished at mid to shallow water and at various speeds. Smaller spinner baits wil also work great for trout and salmon.
http://www.fishingfury.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/mepps-aglia1.jpg http://www.fishingfury.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/mepps-bfury.jpg

1. Rockstar Lures - A shameless plug I know, but I designed these will living and fishing in and near Toronto, and they work! They're bigger and heavier then your standard spinner baits. I've caught pike, perch, bass, muskie and more on them...

04-02-2009, 08:31 PM
Oh wow, Clive, you've got your own custom lure workshop? I've checked out your rockstar lures website, and i've gotta admit they look darn nice.

04-03-2009, 08:37 AM
Thanks araret, I've been making them for a few years now and I've just about perfected them I think!

I also make them customized as requested.

04-04-2009, 08:32 PM
I agree with Clive on the pike aspect. He knows what hes talking about. But if we are talking about the rest of my life I would have to say. A Mepps #5 in black and yellow. A xrap in ghost. A circle hook and split shot (minnow to be added) A 8inch worm and #5 wide gapped hook. Last but not least a tube in blue fleck.

I have caught so many species with the above combos and could make do forever as long as I had a way to sharpen the hooks :dirol:

04-06-2009, 01:39 AM
Clive's got the right idea, but he's missing a few bass lures I'm not sure I could live with out.. It's hard to narrow it down to 5, maybe 5 per species.. Then again the Mepps will catch everything!

Berkley Gulp Sinking Minnow, Rattlin' Rap, Scumfrog, Zara Spook, to name a few

04-14-2009, 02:49 PM
For me:

Angel Kiss (Maria)
Terrif DC-13 (Duo)
Tide minnow slim 140
Super spook
Chihuahua Megabait

04-14-2009, 02:52 PM

04-14-2009, 02:54 PM
Hi for me tas i'm used to fish sea bass that would be:
Angel kiss
super spook
and spoon flashemer

04-14-2009, 02:57 PM
I forget to had the other pictures


04-14-2009, 03:03 PM
Yes, Patchinko is really a very good lure! :good:

04-14-2009, 07:02 PM

I have never seen some of those, and other have different names here in North America.

04-17-2009, 11:09 AM
Hi Clive
We are looking for this kind of lurre on internet cause lurres are cheaper in USA or in Canada :yes:but most of the time we cant fond them cause the name is diferent.
Could you gave us the name of thoses lures on the north america market? That would be great :good:

04-17-2009, 06:24 PM
I'll have to to some investigating, we have a minimal lure supply where I am living now. The first one you posted looks like the Crystal Minnow by Yo Zuri.

Do you know the name of the manufacturers?

04-18-2009, 06:25 AM
Hi the cristal minow from yo-zuri s a good lure but the angel kiss is slightly different. The brand is Maria or Yamaria
It exist in three different size:
140mm 27g :agree:
115mm 16g
90mm 9g

We usually use the big size there. Originaly it had be made for the light tropical fishing but that's a great lure for sea bass.
The weight moving system gave him the ability to be frown at a really large distance. That's not a silent type lure that's a really noisy one. It dive at 100 cm 120 cm less than 4 feet.
That's maybe one of my best undersurface lure for sea bass. The collor i prefer is the CT that you can see on Nico's picture. I didn't tryed it yet on pike but i think they won't resist the small size cold be great on perch.
I also use an other lure from this brand the blues code. That's a sinking pencil bait that you can make swim with a walkng the dog.You can throw this lure at an incredible distance


04-18-2009, 03:32 PM
I think that Pierrot is loving :wub: I don't now why...

04-18-2009, 03:35 PM
In this kind of situation i think i would forget everything about fishing at list for few hours

04-18-2009, 03:38 PM

04-18-2009, 03:41 PM
I think Pierrot would like to be a lure... :sarcastic:

04-18-2009, 04:07 PM
Sorry for the answer a bit out of the subject
At list Nico I'm not a chihuahua addict as you are :lol:
as if thoses lures are great


04-18-2009, 05:37 PM

04-18-2009, 07:16 PM
Yes i like them, and i've got some in different colors, and in sinking :beee:...
Sorry to destroy the topic :sorry:

04-21-2009, 05:07 PM
This is just my perspective and particularly bass fishing

5 lures i would carry or rig up on my rods if i had no choice to change

Rattle traps
Swimbait or jerk shad or even jerkbait
drop shot
Tube jig

04-22-2009, 12:18 AM
Hard to say for me. I fish the kawartha lakes here in Ontario and there's lures that have done amazing in one lake and sucked completely in others. I have some surface lures that are fabulous on lower Buckhorn lake, but on Sturgeon, I may as well toss a head of lettuce into the water.

Ok..5 lures?

1: small tube jig. 2"

2: small curly tail jig 2" 1/8 ounce or so.

3: reef runner cicada. a blade bait and great casted or jigged. Caught fish from Canada to Ireland. Fresh and salt water. Gold with chartreuse.

4: Panther Martin spinner. Gold blade, med. size.

5: Rapala Husky Jerk. 4"

That's what comes out of the tackle box most often on my boat anyhow.