Superstition is a powerful thing when catching fish

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  1. spoonminnow

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    (modified) Definition of superstition: a belief in causation (why anglers use certain lures and colors) leading to certain consequences of an action or a practice (IE catching fish) based on such a belief.

    I don't know...color to me is and will always be secondary to lure shape, size and lure action - both in design and how an angler imparts it. White is for sure a color that works for most soft plastic shapes when fish are found, but many other colors would have worked that day.

    Now, I can't prove why the design and addition of glitter to the lure shown below catches fish, but hey, IF IT WORK, IT WORKS ! Using certain lures in certain colors may prove to be based on a simple belief that since they caught bunches of fish, they must be the only ones one should rely on in certain situations or even a majority of the time. Many of us that vary lure designs and colors on the same outing and catch fish on many of them, reduce the reliance on superstition (unfounded belief) when choosing lures but rather on past and present evidence to the contrary.

    (Note: the lure shown caught crappie, perch, sunfish and bass on the same outing as did four other designs in different colors (based on my color superstition).


    Lure shape and the bobble tail action used slowly and methodically were by far the biggest reasons fish were caught. Recently I switched to this blunted rounded tail 1 1/4" grub, rigged on a 1/16 oz unpainted ball head jig and caught fish of different species 10:1 to my partner. Before that, I was using another grub design and it did okay but not nearly as good as:
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    Ah, superstition.. friend and fiend of the angler since forever
     
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    ah yes good old superstition. Land a fish on my first cast I might just as well just head home.
     
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    And does anybody really know what "last cast" means???
     
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    Caught one on my first cast this morning, then proceeded to slay them for the next 3 1/2 hours. Love them superstitions.
     
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    Way to go Captain. Its always good to see people prove superstitions are nothing but that.
     
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    One on the first cast is better then the stripe on the last cast.
     
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    All I know is as Joe and I were putting our rods away today to head home...on my last rod to put away, I made a cast to get a tangle out of my line and got bit on a plastic worm. It was my last cast and I screwed up on the hook set. We were melting from the heat at Lake Murray, but f I was alone, I might have stayed and made more casts until I had a heat stroke...ha ha. Besides missing that bass...was seeing Joe's big smile. Was he smiling because we were leaving or because I missed that fish? Guess I will never know.
     
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    All I know is as Joe and I were putting our rods away today to head home...then on my last rod to put away, I made a cast to get a tangle out of my line and got bit on a plastic worm. It was my last cast and I screwed up on the hook set. We were melting from the heat at Lake Murray, but f I was alone, I might have stayed and made more "last" casts until I probably would have a heat stroke...ha ha.
    Besides missing that bass...was seeing Joe's big smile. Was he smiling because we were leaving or because I missed that fish? Guess I will never know. :)
     
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    He was thinking was "blimey, we should stay for a cast or two!"
     
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    First of all....he is not from England. I think there are times in all fishermen that if his buddy has already caught more fish than him.....and loses a fish....it could be more like a sigh of relief, like.... "thank goodness this guy didn't catch another one."
    I think with Joe's smile was a sigh of relief as he would not have to listen to me talk about how deep the bass was, what color worm, how long my cast was, what pound test line I was using, the technique I used..etc..etc...etc. and keep reminding him about 6 times on the way to the boat dock that it was my last cast of the day. :)
     
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    Not in foresight, only in hindsight
     
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    Like finding something in the last place you look!
     
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    When my wife says I thought that was your last cast. My reply is ( I meant my last cast to that spot)
     
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    You know....it's the one before the ranger comes out in the boat and chases you off the lake.:emoji_smirk:
     
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    Ya know, someone recently asked me, "how's your wife?"
    My response, "as compared to what ?"

    (Good thing the wife doesn't visit this forum ! )
     
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