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I’m often asked what to use on what fish. I like using what other people aren’t using so I don’t fish with the YR 5-of-Diamonds very often. However, I’d recommend that pattern as the best place to start for most species.
I like to match the size of the lure to the size of the water I’m fishing. In other words, little streams, little spoons. Big rivers, heavy spoons. Little shallow lakes with small fish, smaller spoons. Big deep lakes with big fish, biggest spoons.
These are my preferences. Please develop your own list.
Richard Pallister is the Director of Thompson-Pallister Bait Co. Ltd. He has been with the company full-time since 1974. "Rick's Retrospect" is a series of blogs where he will share his tips, tricks, opinions and stories. Photo Credit: "Sportfish of Alberta" - The Alberta Guide to Sportfishing 2015.
7/22/2016 02:49:29 pm
Thanks for the guide. I suspect what Ricks opinion of what makes a small or large trout varies greatly from my own. His normal would probably be way bigger than most guys personal best. I'd be very grateful if he could share the size of fish that would fall into each category.
5/4/2020 04:06:02 am
My basic strategy with any lure is to have some yellow lures, some orange lures, and a few natural lures. I don't think the fish are terribly picky about the actual pattern, but so long as they can easily find the lure something natural looking is best. If the light or water conditions are not ideal than either orange or yellow might stand out better. In my experience there is no need to make it more complicated than this. Personally the most universal LT pattern I've found is Brass/ flame... regardless of the conditions and species this lure always gets noticed.
5/9/2020 09:42:34 pm
Hi, I have noticed that you are going to introduce a new color pattern for 2020. I believe it is called flame five of diamonds. A red spoon with black diamonds. It sure does look attractive. Have you tested this color much, under what conditions is it most productive? Thank you!
Len Thompson Lures
5/11/2020 09:31:25 am
We have had multiple anglers have great success with this lure in many different conditions. However, try the lures out on cloudy days or murky water. The flame UV paint is more sensitive to UV rays in low light conditions.
4/20/2021 06:31:49 am
Thanks for the tp on how you should use the correct lure size for your target water body. I've watched a couple of fishing documentaries lately and got interested in trying out fishing. I'll keep this in mind and look for a lure that can help me catch a trout.
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