by Guy Harvey Magazine’s Online Fisherman | Using Lures
A spoon is a spoon is a spoon.
We pride ourselves on teaching our readers how to fish, when to fish, where to fish, and who they might find that is crazy enough to go fishing with them (check out our forums and introduce yourself to see what we are talking about). But the more we teach about the behavior of the fish we chase, and the more we learn from our readers and at social encounters, the more we realize that learning the fine points (and not so fine points) about this sport we all love and live is more a process than it is an event.
Take fishing with spoons. You can fish all your life around live baits and not have a nickel’s faith in a wiggling piece of shiny metal, or you can live your fishy life committed to fly rods and the feeling that anybody that uses baits or plastic, for that matter, are pretty much barbaric. We do not. We love to catch fish with bait and we love to catch fish with rods and reels. We love to catch fish in nets and we love to sneak up on them with fly rods. We are a fishing magazine and we are overwhelmingly staffed by anglers. And talk to any of us and we have some love somewhere inside of our fishing bones for spoons. Spoons work even for fly anglers, but we will get there in a while. Read more…