CHAPTER 4 - Where They're Hiding

CHAPTER 4  - Where They're Hiding



Flying Lures offer unprecedented advantages in everyday fishing situation. We outline a few fairly common ones here. The more you fish a Flying Lure, the more places you'll find to take advantage of its unique, forward swim­ming action.


In trees, Flying Lures can be made to swim forward into the thickest portion of the tree's cover without the use of Flippin" equipment. And if you really want to get your lure "in amongst 'em," tie a Flying Lure onto your Flippin' stick. Flipped, it will penetrate cover much farther than any orthodox jig can, since the lure will actually swim further under cover once it lands in the ivater. A regular jig can only go in two directions once it hits the water -down, or back toward you. A Flying Lure can swim UNDER a tree trunk or limb - right into the fish's face - something no other bait can do. Brushy overhangs? Don't be content to fish the edges. Let a Flying Lure work its way right back against the shoreline for you!


In recent years, "skipping" a lure across the surface of the water, In a manner similar to a child skipping a flat stone across a pond, has gained acceptance as a means to penetrate the area under a dock, or under over­hanging brush. All well and good, except for those floating docks with no air space between the dock and the surface. No lure will reach under such docks, except the Flying Lure.

Too few anglers are able to master the technique o! skipping a lure with bait casting gear. Often, an angler, who prefers bait-casting tackle, will pass up spots where he'd have to use "skipping." Other casting gear users carry a spinning rod, just to reach the occasional spot that needs to be "skipped." However, Flying Lures allow fishermen who use baitcasting equipment to penetrate fish-holding areas under docks in a way that has never before been possible — by swimming forward underneath the surface, on a normal cast, even with baitcasting gear.

And for those extra hard to reach spots, where skipping was possible, but fell far short of getting "all the way" back Into the farthest reached of the cover, try skipping a Flying Lure! Because of its flat, aerodynamic shape and perfect balance, the Flying Lure skips across the water's surface like a rocket - as much as twice as far as typical jigs. And when it finally does touch down, it will continue even further, under the water In Its own unparal­leled manner. The Flying Lure can actually increase a good "skipper's" effective range by as much as 200 percent in some instances.

FLOATING OBJECTS: Boats, Moored Floats, Floating Debris, Floating Island

A technique that works well is to move close to the floating object, with the Flying Lure hanging from the rod tip, with enough line to reach the water's surface. Then while the lure is right next to the side of the objecl. release the lure and give It slack line so that the lure can swim under the floating object on its own. You can even walk a dock, fishing back underneath it.


Flying Lures are perfectly tailored to take advantage of river fishing situa­tions. Because Flying Lures are hydrodynamic In designed, they can use water currents in a river to help propel them and to create additional lift. For example, let the current sweep it into a tree, or under a washed out bank or dock. Or use the current to help the flying Lure swim Into an outflow or culvert. Flying Lures can use current to a fisherman's advantage.


Banks where the water has eroded the soil to create small underwater caves are prime fish-holding areas. Flying Lures can penetrate these areas because they swim forward underwater, and enter these fish-hiding places. No artificial lure has been able to routinely penetrate these highly productive areas, until nowl


Flying Lures provide significant advances in fishing bluffs and rocky areas. Coast to a bluff or other vertical structure and the Flying Lure will actually bump along the vertical face as It sinks. When it finds an opening in the face of the bluff, it will swim inside! No, It's not magic, but It's close! In seeking suspended fish along the bluff wall. Flying Lures can be retrieved away from the bluff, and then allowed to swim back to ft. This is a revolutionary way to fish deeper structure, since it allows a fisher­man to thoroughly strain water with a single cast that previously would have taken several casts. In essence, the fisherman is allowed to make a number of underwater casts and retrieves as the lure goes deeper and deeper on each successive forward glide.


Flying Lures are able to swim forward into the hard-to-reach places such as small culverts, pipes and bridge areas. Under large bridges they'll swim under cross-members, between pilings, etc. Of course, they'll easily work their way into the nooks and crannies fish make use of on the riprap around the bases of bridge abutments.


Flying Lures can penetrate standing timber in a unique way since they can swim to a tree horizontally. Therefore Flying Lures can be fished close to a tree with minimal hang-ups since you don't always have to cross limbs with your line, but can go between them. Miss a pick up? Let the lure swim back to the fish I Flying Lures can penetrate sunken brush by swimming right into the thick of ii - under water.


Flying Lures are especially powerful in fishing weeds because the lures can swim under the weeds to where fish hide. When fishing in surface weeds that have pockets or openings in them, such as lily pads, a Flying Lure can be brought over the top of the weeds and then be released to swim in to the openings. In this situation. Flying Lures are more effective than conven­tional lures In several ways. Flying Lures penetrate the opening and go under the weed cover.

1. By reeling and releasing the lure several times, it can be made to penetrate different areas of the same weed pocket.

2. Since Flying Lures go backwards and forwards, they usually clear themselves of weed tangles, similar to the manner in which shifting your outboard into reverse frees the propeller and lower unit of weeds.

3,Because of their shape and design, Flying Lures align themselves In a hook-up position and easily go across the tops of weeds. In submerged weeds, Flying Lures swim Into weed cover like a minnow seeking a hiding place. Standard lures tend to "crash" into weeds from the top, or are pulled into weeds by the fishing line. This approach causes a disturbance to the weed bed as well as lure snags.

4. Since Flying Lures swim Into weeds from the angler's side of a weed bed, they can be pulled back out of the weeds very easily. The approach is quiet and totally natural.

5. Because Flying Lures climb upwards when they are reeled In, they can be retrieved over a submerged weed bed and released to descend into it multiple times. Normal lures can only be reeled through the weeds, or across the top of the weeds, in open water.



Flying Lures can be used to explore underwater objects such as sunken barrels and docks in a way never before possible. For example, a Flying Lure can be dragged across the top of a submerged dock. When at the dock's edge, the lure can be released to swim under the dock. Likewise, Flying Lures can be used to go Inside sunken barrels where fish often hide.


When fishing spawning beds, it is critical to maneuver your lure as precisely as possible and keep it in the fish zone. Flying Lures have the capability to swim back to the bed after having been retrieved past it. If the fish carries the lure off the spawning bed, you can often make the lure swim back on top of it! But please, release bedding bass immediately. The Flying Lure is too effective a tool to be used indiscriminately on spawning bass.