OK here it is ! The final instalment of our four part series where the UK’s top perch experts outline their favourite perch finesse lures. This time it’s the turn of Simon Nicol who has a huge amount of experience when it comes to catching perch on soft plastics.
Generic AGM ‘Crappie Tubes’ 1.5”
|Lure Name||Crappie Tube|
|How many in a pack||10|
|Fave colour choice||Smoke/silver flake|
They are cheap and they are superb. These will catch you vast numbers of little perch. Fished on the drop and twitched back up.
Best on a light 1-2g jig head – for confidence use an insert jig head but it’s not a must.
Light braid and fluoro are essential however – if you can’t use those, leave these alone.
I like simple pearl or smoke, light or dark. Nothing complicated. I think it’s the darting action and slow drop that does it.
I’m completely addicted to this style of fishing at the moment. I can’t get enough.
Simon’s Recommended Retailer – AGM
Fish Arrow Flash-J 2”
|Lure Name||Flash-J 2″|
|How many in a pack||8|
|Fave colour choice||LAKE WAKASAGI SILVER|
Amazing lures, incredible realism and that flash – it really does make a difference. Fished on the drop shot (not just in this size) they excel.
They actually work very well rigged on an EWG weedless as a soft plastic jerkbait – I would encourage the use of wire with this method though as this proves irresistible to any pike for miles around.
Similarly, on a 2-3g size 2 jighead they can be fished like the above tubes in deeper water. Fantastic twitching, diving, spiraling action. They’ll catch anything like this.
Simon’s Recommended Retailer – Art of Fishing
Lunker City Ribster 3” Small
|How many in a pack||12|
|Fave colour choice||Arkansas Shiner|
Arkansas Shiner – I swear If I had to choose one colour for the rest of my life…………………
The most flexible and lifelike lure I own. The design is perfect – you can’t keep the tail still if you try and yet the head is tough and resilient. Big or small fish love these.
Employing a twitching, darting retrieve on a small jighead they just come alive, writhing away on the twitch and the drop.
When used on a drop-shot set up they’re just magnets. I cannot recommend them enough.
Simon’s Recommended Retailer Lurelounge