A lure that has a rapid and short side to side action.

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A tight action plug is best used when fish are more active.


A fin that is located on the front of a fish’s abdomen.

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A) The tapered line tied to the end of a fly line. B) (aka: Shock Leader) Short section of strong material (usually steel, fluorocarbon, titanium or braided line) attached to the business end of fishing line when seeking toothy fish.

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With the various leaders on the market make sure that you are matching the best option for your lure, for example look for one with barrel swivels to give your lure full range of motion.


(aka: Tidal Current) the raising and lowering of water levels caused by gravitational interactions between the Sun, Moon and Earth.

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