Friday, October 15, 2010

The ceramic fishing lures.

Hi there,

One of my new favourite lure for fast spinning or whipping like some people say, is made of ceramic.

A red with black eyes ceramic lure in 1oz.

Ho I can hear you ask: What? you throw around bit of ceramic from the rocks?
And all I can answer is yes...
But they are pretty resistant and strong considering what they are made of.
And they are very beautiful, which for me is part of the thing. I mean, if it is a hobby that you practice to relax and have a good time you may as well do it with what ever tickle your fancy. That is part of the pleasure of it. Like some kind of bling on the terminal tackle, if you want.

The lures comes from Hawaii, they are made by Mark White and work pretty well for what I do.
I get Queenfish, which is my main target, and also Trevally, but apparently some people get all sort of fish with them. Maybe I should use them more often.

They are heavy for their sizes, cast very well and sinks, so need to be retrieved fairly quick. Like a chrome slice or metal lure in fact. But the action in the water is very nice, wobbling and splashing all over the shop, like a fleeing bait.

A little Queenfish on a 1oz.

My favourite at the moment is the black one with red eyes, works well at dusk and dawn, as you can see on the above photo.
I think that this is because the black one gives a better silhouette than a clear one would against the early morning sky, thus becoming more visible for the predators.
But hey, I am not a fish expert, so you can take it with a grain of salt, this is just my two cents of unverified science.

So, you could question my sanity for casting beautifully hand crafted ceramic objects from the rocks in the dark, in the aim of catching a feed...

But hey, it could be worse.
Have a good day,


Aron said...

That's a big fish! :)

Rambling Expat said...

Hi Aron,

First thanks for the comments, much appreciated.

As for the big fish...
It's a baby!

Have a nice day,