The Avid Angler Challenge is a meme that issues a periodic challenge to frequent anglers. See the guidelines for how to answer the challenge.
For my first challenge, I wanted to learn about lure choices. Why do fisherman use the lures they do? So here it is:
If you could only use 5 lures for the rest of your life, which ones would you choose and why? Your answer should follow the following guidelines:
- A lure is anything that contains a hook, goes on a hook, or decorates a hook
- One color = one lure (i.e. one lure in 5 colors counts as 5 lures)
- One size = one lure (i.e. a 1/4 oz, 3/8 oz, and 1/2 oz jig counts as 3 lures)
- One lure can be rigged multiple ways and still be considered one lure (i.e. a plastic worm rigged wacky style, texas style, or carolina style = 1 lure)
- A trailer can count as part of a lure, but bullet 2 and 3 apply; the trailer type and color must be specified (i.e a swim jig with a trailer = 1 lure)
- You don’t have to get brand specific–unless you want to
- Live bait is allowed as a lure, but one species of live bait equals one lure (i.e. a fathead minnow, a sucker minnow, and a leech = 3 lures)
- You can assume that you will have an unlimited supply of your lures for the rest of your life
- If you typically target multiple species, you are still only allowed 5 lures for all species that you target, not 5 per species
In your response, it would help to give us some context by answering the following questions:
- What type of water do you typically fish?
- What species of fish do you typically target?
- Why did you choose the lures you did?
Please leave a comment below with your answer, or reply on your own blog using the Avid Angler Challenge Guidelines.
My answer will be posted tomorrow.