When it comes to fishing LRF style, there’s a vast array of lures available to the angler, with some even coming pre-soaked and packaged in their own scented liquid. Some baits look like a natural food source such as worms, small baitfish and crustaceans whereas others are totally nondescript but somehow work. Probably the most popular type of lures for the LRF angler are soft plastics, but other types of artificial baits such as spinners, plugs and jigs are also very popular and work very well given the right conditions and location.
I’m going to talk about the lures that I use or have used in the past and also other types that are available such as plugs, spinners and jigs.
Mini ISOME uses the same soft material as the ISOME Soft. It has a thick and voluminous head with a thin tail and moves well when retrieving. Even small sections strongly stimulate the eating habits of fish. A bite-sized, soft lure that is very effective for a huge range of fish.
The supremely versatile worms are available in a range of colours and sizes, with their extremely lifelike bodies and action proving irresistable. I fish these on a jighead, drop shot rig or split shot rig and normally cut the worms down to around 2” in length.
These mobile, realistic crab baits from Marukyu are great for a wide range of saltwater species and come loaded with Marukyu's signature range of flavours and additives. I fish these either on a jighead or a sigle hook as they are heavy enough to be fished weightless.
A great all round lure, it can be used in both salt water and freshwater to attract and catch a wide range of fish. Great fished on a jighead but I like to fish them weedless around rocks and weed fringes for species such as wrasse, goby and scorpion fish.
The Katsu Aji Straight has a long and supple straight body that is great in slow moving tides, creating an extremely natural action irresistible to mackerel and scad. The slits in the body allow the lure to bend when the fish bites it preventing fish shying away at the last minute.
The Katsu Aji Komushi is ideal in situations where your target species is predating on small prawns and shrimp. I fish with these on a jig-head, split shot rig or when using the drop shot method.
The Ecogear Strawtail Grub is specially designed for finesse fishing. The thick body and rapidly vibrating tail make for an irresistible combination. Brilliant fished in rock pools or around structure on a small jig head for species such as goby and scorpion fish.
This lure is specifically designed for mini LRF species. Its unique body shape and round pin tail creates a fine vibration even on slow retrieve. Ideally rigged on a jig head or drop shot rig and great for all species
Not only do these life-like sandworms look great, they have a pretty impressive scent trail too. I cut these down and fish them the same way as I do with the Maruky Isome. You can also fish them whole if targeting larger species.
A realistically shaped, soft plastic shad that has a superb natural swimming action, available in four different sizes ideal for the light lure angler looking to catch a variety of species
With an extraordinary, lifelike vinyl body and an excellent swimming action, this lure is great for all predatory species. Ideally suited to being rigged weedless or on a jig head.
Semi-jointed small fish with a fine, yet strong tail with a powerful rolling action, ideal for jig head, offset and texas rigs. Available in two sizes, the larger 75mm version are good for pollock, bass and wrasse.
This small fish lure comes with an extra fine tail, giving maximum vibrations, even almost at a standstill. At just 46mm long these lures are great fro smaller predatory species such as mackerel a d garfish.
This vinyl mini minnow with a ribbed body and paddle tail produces a spectacular vibrant swimming action.
Its light rolling action and tail waving makes it irresistible to all predatory fish.
A range of three Stick soft plastic lures in a mini, midi and mega size with each lure being flavoured with a strong aniseed scent. The shape of each lure is the same as they go up in size, featuring a fat body that tapers into a flat tail.
This realistic imitation of a young fish is made in a soft, resistant vinyl giving it a realistic swimming action and a shiny exterior, making it a perfect imitation of a baitfish.
The extra soft body of the Black Minnow gives the lure a uniquely lifelike and natural swimming action with lots of vibration. A range of highly realistic colours add to the lure’s proven attraction to all types of fish.
The Fiiish Crazy sandeel is an amazing weighted sandeel imitation with a subtle lifelike action which is guaranteed to get the attention of all predatory fish. The supple tail has a natural feel to encourage fish to take with confidence.
A killer small, light game lure that is 2” long and has a split tail. Each lure is impregnated with a strong, attractive shrimp scent. Perfect for fishing on the drop shot method or with using a jig head.
A long casting, soft needlefish style bait, designed for bass fishing. This soft plastic lure has a round profile and is thick at the head and the mid-section tapering to a thin tail. The weight is forward of the lure to help balance the bait when casting,
This simple, yet highly effective design is one of the most devastating bass lures there is. Made from a supple soft plastic, the material mixture is made up of 40% salt. This is a versatile lure that can be fished several ways from weightless through to Texas and Carolina Rigged.
A multipurpose trick worm designed by renowned light lure angler, Jake Schogler. It is capable of being rigged in a multitude of different ways including drop shot, jig head, Texas, Carolina and can even be fished weightless. Great for wrasse, bass and pollock.
A plastic worm with an enticing curl tail that slashes and vibrates as it is retrieved through the water. The main body of each worm is black, providing a good, natural colour for the body that any fish will recognise. To give the worm that killer edge, a “fire tail” is added with a more pronounced colour. Especially good for pollock.
A mini grub made that is made from soft, scented vinyl, which features a large tail that produces spectacular vibrations.
Perfect for Texas or jig-head rigs for a wide range of saltwater species.
The Pocket In set is a lightweight, discreet, convenient box of tricks to enable you to scale down and take your fishing anywhere. Each box comes with an assortment of lures plus the correct sized jig heads
These fully loaded boxes contain all the essentials required to get started in ultra-light fishing. Each box contains a set of lures in the most popular colours and the correct jig heads or weights to fish with them. All Go! Boxes are durable, four compartment tackle boxes, ideal for slipping in a pocket or small tackle bag.
A convenient box from Savage Gear which will enable you to drop shot fish for a range of predators. Each kit contains several lures, hooks and drop shot weights in it’s own convenient little tackle box.