Red dots on hard body lures...

User avatar
meppstas
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 2082
Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:32 pm
Location: Sheffield, Tasmania

Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby meppstas » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:59 am

I recently picked up a few more lures for next season and decided I would dob a few red spots on them to see how they'll go on the trout..
I still have until the 4th August to see how they go, then it will depend on the clarity of the water as it's still Winter when the season opens.. I'm sure I'll find a river or stream that will be running clear enough to give them a go. I know the Austackle Panniku works without the spots as it was that lure that bagged the 8lb 8oz brown on the last day of the trout season.. here's a photo of what I did, just took the point off a tooth pick and dabbed the paint on the lures.. :-D The Strike Pro Smelta lures are unused lures.. I often try a few things with lures and they have worked in the past.

cheers
Adrian

Pontoon 21, Austackle Panniku, Strike Pro Smelta. (Medium).JPG
Painted hard body lures..
'' Mepps Spinfishing Guru Tasmania ''



Remove these ads.

Lightningx
Rank: Mako Shark
Rank: Mako Shark
Posts: 8538
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:21 pm

Re: Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby Lightningx » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:08 am

They look great to me mate.
Looks like you did a good job :thumbsup:
Now to test them out.
I’m sure they will work for you :)

Stumpjumper
Rank: Garfish
Rank: Garfish
Posts: 95
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:16 am
Location: NE Victoria

Re: Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby Stumpjumper » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:10 am

Well there's a reason why Rapala's Spotted Dog is one of the most effective trout lures out there.

Texas
Rank: Gummy Shark
Rank: Gummy Shark
Posts: 1501
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:41 am
Location: Hoppers Crossing

Re: Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby Texas » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:07 pm

Skittles pox

barra mick
Rank: Kingfish
Rank: Kingfish
Posts: 6081
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:42 pm

Re: Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby barra mick » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:11 pm

Stumpjumper wrote:Well there's a reason why Rapala's Spotted Dog is one of the most effective trout lures out there.


It has caught me a fair few nice fish mostly on the days after rain.

Texas
Rank: Gummy Shark
Rank: Gummy Shark
Posts: 1501
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:41 am
Location: Hoppers Crossing

Re: Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby Texas » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:12 pm

Looking good Adrian
Only 39 (?) days to go
Cheers Gra



Remove these ads.

User avatar
meppstas
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 2082
Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:32 pm
Location: Sheffield, Tasmania

Re: Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby meppstas » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:55 pm

Texas wrote:Looking good Adrian
Only 39 (?) days to go
Cheers Gra


And I'm counting them down too Gra.. :-D

cheers
Adrian
'' Mepps Spinfishing Guru Tasmania ''

smile0784
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 6859
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:16 pm

Re: Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby smile0784 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:27 pm

With the red dots.
What bait fish are they ment double as?

Stumpjumper
Rank: Garfish
Rank: Garfish
Posts: 95
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:16 am
Location: NE Victoria

Re: Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby Stumpjumper » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:01 pm

None that I know of mate. The red dots are thought to trigger aggression in trout as the dots mimic spawning colours.

User avatar
meppstas
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 2082
Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:32 pm
Location: Sheffield, Tasmania

Re: Red dots on hard body lures...

Postby meppstas » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:23 pm

Stumpjumper wrote:None that I know of mate. The red dots are thought to trigger aggression in trout as the dots mimic spawning colours.


Spot on Stumpjumper.. also small brown trout have red spots and with trout being cannibals is another reason I put the spots on the lure.

Very small aggressive brown, Merseylea (18-3-14) (Medium).JPG
'' Mepps Spinfishing Guru Tasmania ''



Remove these ads.


Return to “Soft Plastics & Lures”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests