In the case of many products and gadgets, newer models, made with new materials, are usually more popular and more efficient. Fishing lures are one area in which this paradigm may not be true. Specifically, wooden top water lures are often more popular and more efficient. Many fishermen have found that bass lures made of traditional wood are more useful compared to most of the newer plastic types found on the market these days.
One of the most obvious and beneficial of those reasons is that many people have found wooden lures catch far more fish than plastic lures. The fish are more drawn to the them, and experienced fisherman often prefer to use wooden lures so that they bring in more bass. Wooden lures can vary in material and design. Lures made of cedar can float level in the water, something that plastic lures are not quite able to match. Overall, these lures are crafted to attract specific fish species, something that helps to draw more bass to a fisherman than with plastic.
Along with their appeal to bass, lures made of wood can last longer and withhold more damage than the often fragile plastic. Depending on the manufacturer, the type of wood the lure is made of can be very resistant to damage, and hold up strongly over time. Plastic can chip or break without much effort, and the paint finish that most plastic lures have don’t last as long as the wooden finish. Additionally, newer plastic models are often mass produced and made with cheap materials. Wooden lures, on the other hand, are very difficult to mass produce. It’s a long process to make and finish wooden lures, involving many steps and ensuring that each plug is made with care and reinforced many times over. It also ensures that each one is unique and handmade. This can lend itself to collecting lures, as many people choose to do. Wooden lures have a high degree of collect ability, and their value is definitely higher than plastic lures when it comes to selling that collection.
Wooden lures are proven to be more effective than plastic lures, and their buoyancy and motion create helpful advantages for fishermen. Due to wood being heavier, fishermen can cast wooden plugs longer distances. Certain types of wood also allow the plug to float easily, stay level in the water, or sink deeper- whatever kind of lure you’re looking for. However, one thing to keep in mind when preparing to buy wooden lures is that because they are not as mass-produced as plastic ones, they can be somewhat inconsistent. You may have to work a little harder to find the perfect lure. Once you’ve found one that does what you want it to, it will certainly perform better than any plastic lure you might use, and catch more fish.
Countless fishermen agree that wooden lures have the best action once they’re in the water, and this comes from their experience, as well as previous generations. Many who were taught to fish from someone who uses wooden plugs will continue to use wood for all of their fishing as well. The long-lasting qualities of wood also allow lures to be passed down to children for their own use, or to be collected. In the end, most fishermen who grew up using wooden lures and being around them will advocate for their use and advantages. While new plastic lures can be very vibrant and appealing, many fishermen still return to those traditional wooden plugs, no matter the circumstances. They prefer them because of their performance, their collectable and durable nature, and their long tradition and history. Fishermen have been using wooden lures for many years, and when modern fishermen use them today, it’s almost like a connection to previous generations.
The future of fishing lures is changing all the time. Technology has allowed many to create modern lures using 3D scans, and other similar techniques. Plastic lures are still in demand, so companies are always innovating and changing the ways that they are produced, trying to get the best performance out of each lure. Although techniques have progressed, many would argue that long-lasting and hand-crafted wooden lures are still a better option, in the long run. They may not be as consistent and identical as their plastic counterparts, and it may take a few different plugs to figure out which works best for specific situations but, in the end, your wooden lures will bring in more bass. You’ll be able to cast them further, and they can stay level in the water with ease. They’ll last longer than the easy-to-damage plastic lures. Finally, once you’ve used them up, you can collect them, and either keep or sell them for their individuality and traditional history.