For those just starting out with sea fishing one of the first baits they’ll experience is the humble Mackerel. However Mackerel can be used in lots of different ways, many of which are self explanatory (whole, fillet, slither, belly) but the one that confuses most beginners is the Mackerel flapper. So what is a Mackerel flapper?
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If there’s one lure that has been slaying the local Pollack this year it has been the Savage Sandeel, I’ve lost count of how many fish we’ve caught on them but on each occasion they have easily out fished everything else we’ve tried. The only trouble is that at £5.99 for one head and a couple of bodies it can soon get expensive so I’ve spent the last 4-5 weeks looking for an alternative and I’ve finally found something that works just as well.
Make Your Own Spinners
Spinners and the like are bloody expensive! I think nothing of spending £4 – £7 on spinners and other lures that can be lost in either a moment of stupidity (just letting it sink that little bit too long) or a moment of luck (that big fish that snaps the line). I hate to think how much money I’ve left attached to rocks over the years. Like most sea anglers I could save a fortune if I could make my own lures, whilst I’d done it with big cod pirks I didn’t have the knowledge to make “proper” lures so I searched the net and this is what I found.