Fishing Lure technology has come a long way in the last few thousand years, mankind went from making there Lures from animal bones and bronze to high quality plastics and advanced metals. The basis of the Fishing Lure is the same and it serves the same purpose of enticing a fish to take the lure to provide mankind with a means of food and sport.
I am sure you are aware that there are hundreds if not thousands of Fishing Lures on the market today, ranging in size, color, shape and materials used in the construction. Some of the most notable and distinguishable types would be the Spoon, Jig, Surface Lure, Flies, Spinners, and the Crank Bait.
Now that we have advanced technology, you can even find LED Lures on the market that have a built in battery and LED. They can use a flashing pattern or a strobing pattern to attract the attention of fish.
Fishing Lure innovation has greatly improved the survive-ability to the fish during catch and release angling. When compared to netting it is a much more humane way of fishing and offers individuals the option to fish for sport rather than just sustenance.
If you are looking for a way to improve your skill level while fishing and be even more gentle on our fish ecosystem, you can crimp down the barbs on your fishing lures. This enables less trauma to our fish and reduces risk of getting a hook in your own mouth trying to remove your barbs from a fish who refuses to stay still.
Crimping your barbs also trains you to keep your rod tip up high and your line tight. Keeping pressure on your line at all times keeps your hooks in the fish. This will greatly influence your technique and will make you a better angler in the process.