April Fool wrote:Is this the type of lure you are talking about Will?
Yes Jim, thats the type. Very effective for following up a missed boof, particularly in daylight. You have to keep winding it but if you let it sink just under the surface it makes a loud rattle.
In Greggo's pic second from top is a butt plug,
are sorry a buzz plug made by Arbogast. Murlz had one on the cod trip. Its turned out to be a reasonable surface lure.
The other fizzer type lures I have are Dep's Buzjet and the ALM chopper surface lure. The latter is like the old style fishcake lure and is not very big. I have found it is effective in the smaller rivers when the Cicadas are around.
I carry a basic kit of big paddler and snake surface lures but always have one on the wire type fizzers in it. If I am heading out to a smaller stream then I throw in some of the others.
BTW Greggo that was a great fish, I remember you telling the story of its capture in the thread on my metre cod. That is the biggest I have heard of out of the upper Ovens in recent years.