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Achieving Different Actions with Your Lures


So many times I hear anglers say, “I need to buy lures that have a tighter wobble.” Or, “I need a lure that has a more erratic action.”

Since I was a child, I’ve always tinkered with lures to make them run exactly how I want. Sometimes I destroy the lure, but I gain valuable information that’s helped me in my professional fishing career. We all know why we need different lure actions for certain situations, but it’s not commonly known that we can achieve this by simply making minor changes to our baits.

The easiest way to change the action of your lure is to either remove a hook or add a larger hook. If you have a lure that has three hooks, like the Renosky Crystalina Shallow Diver, you can remove the front hook closest to the head of the bait to achieve a wider, more erratic action. If you are looking to achieve a tighter wobble, simply try adding larger hooks.

These little tricks don’t work with all baits as some are very sensitive to the number and size of hooks. But, give it a shot. You may find that you can have a number of lures built into one.


Tight Lines,

Capt. Doug Straub

FishUSA Staff

New Rapala Salmon & Steelhead Gear!

When fishermen hear the name Rapala, they think of original floaters, husky jerks, and jigging raps. Most anglers are unaware that Rapala also manufacturers an extensive line of fishing rods and reels.

FishUSA.com has always been a well known retailer in the salmon and steelhead market. This fall FishUSA will be offering a variety of spinning rods, casting rods, float roads, and center pin reels from Rapala. FishUSA.com is committed to offering anglers with the best gear at a low price, and it was a no brainer for us to offer these products for the salmon and steelhead community.

The FishUSA.com staff had the opportunity to “play” with the new Rapala rods and reels. We’re blown away with the quality and the features that are present on this gear, and we highly recommend these rods and reels to the novice angler or seasoned pro.

For more information regarding these products, please visit www.FishUSA.com or call us at 800.922.1219.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Doug Straub
FishUSA.com Staff

Angling Motivations

Have you ever thought to yourself, what motivates me to spend countless hours on a stream, lake, or river? Is it the time spent with friends and family? Is it the aesthetics? Is it the surprise of a float disappearing under the water? There is always a motivation that drives anglers to have a passion for fishing, and more often than not, there are multiple motivations.

The first motivation that comes to mind, is time spent with others. Some of our best angling excursions are spent with friends and family. We sometimes take for granted the valuable times More...