Why Pelican Lures?
Q. Why should I have Pelican Lures in my tackle box?
A. Pelican Lures has the highest quality, most sought after fishing spoons on the market today.
Today, specialty spoons are fished from the surface to the bottom. If there is a fish that feeds on minnows, there is a spoon and a method to catch it.
It's in Webster's Dictionary -- "Spoon-feed" means to coddle or pamper. A spoon-fed child has every need met, every whim satisfied. Such a child frequently becomes spoiled to a life of ease.
The same could be said of spoon-fed fish, except the spoiling comes before spoon-feeding instead of after. Fish get used to easy pickings -- a crippled shad here, an unsuspecting shiner or bluegill there. Then along comes a flashy, wobbly lure that looks like easy prey, and surprise! In this case, "spoon-fed" is frequently followed by "pan-fried."
No question, spoons are among the most widely used of all fishing lures. This is because they will take many species in a broad range of situations. They are extremely effective, versatile lures, and they are easy to use. This is why spoons of some variety are found in the tackle boxes of the vast majority of North America's anglers.
Spoons' attraction stems from their action. -- pulled through the water or over the surface, these lures rock back and forth like a baitfish with a case of the bends. Such predators as bass, trout, walleyes, pike, muskies, stripers and myriad other game and panfish (freshwater and saltwater) are aroused by this cripple-simulating look.
This deception has gone on since sometime before 1850, when lure maker Julio T. Buel of New York invented the spoon. Most likely, Buel severed a silver teaspoon from its handle, attached a hook, tied his new lure to a fishing line and set about catching bass and pike from nearby ponds.
Buel was as good at promotion as he was innovation. In a few years anglers all over the continent were using spoons and adapting them to specific situations. The result was the eventual development of a broad family of shapes, sizes, colors, weights and hook configurations. Truly, modern spoons are like the Smith family which landed at Jamestown, then spread across the country. There are many offshoots of old Julio's original.
Today, specialty spoons are fished from the surface to the bottom. They are used in heavy cover and open water. They are cast or trolled, pumped or fluttered. If there is a fish that feeds on minnows, Pelican has a spoon and a method to catch it.
Indeed, there are many situations when spoons are more efficient -- hence effective -- than any other lure. This is why fishermen who don't make spoons part of their normal repertoire should consider doing so. Stock up on these lures and bone up on their use, then start spoon-feeding fish for more on-water success.