CHAPTER 2 How to Use a Flying Lure

HOW TO USE THE FLYING LURE - BASICS



HOW TO RIG THE FLYING LURE

1. Insert the hook eye into hold "A" near the nose of the lure and push the hook eye toward the rear.



2. Push the hook eye though the rear opening, "C." Tie to line

3. Bring the clip (or metal spur) through hold "B". The lure should look like this when completely rigged. You are ready to fish.

If excess plastic protrudes to the left of right of the lure, it will make the lure turn in the same direction, like a rudder.

The flying Lure is rigged opposite to conventional lures. The hook point of the Flying Lure faces the tall and not the nose. Pay special attention to the rigging the first time, and later on it will become second nature.

4. To make the lure weedless, take the center tail strand of the lure and impale it on the hook tip. Take the other end of the strand and impale it on the clip (metal spur). You can clip off the excess plastic it you wish. The sort weed guard you have |ust made will deflect debris in the water, yet will allow you to sink the hook in a fish's |aw when you set the hook.



ADJUSTING YOUR FLYING LURES

To give the lure extra side-to-side swimming action as it glides down, bend the hook shank as shown in the diagram. Creative swimming action can be obtained by varying the bend on the hook shank. Have fun experimenting!



TAKE CARE OF YOUR FLYING LURES

IMPORTANT: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR PLASTIC FLYING LURE BODIES FLAT AND STRAIGHT. FLAT AND STRAIGNT BODIES WILL ASSURE A PERFECT SWIMMING ACTION EVERY TIME. BODIES THAT HAVE BEEN STORED IMPROPERLY (E.G. FOLDED OVER, BENT TAIL STRANDS AND SO FORTH) WILL NOT OPERTE PROPERLY. FLYING LURES ARE PRECISELY BALANCED TOOLS UNLIKE OTHER SOFT PLASTIC LURES. TAKE CARE OF YOUR FLYING LURES, AND THEY'LL CATCH FISH FOR YOU!

If a Flying Lure has been Improperly stored, straighten it out and store It properly. Most mishandled lures will fix themselves when stored properly lor a few days.

KEEP DIFFERENT LURE COLORS SPEARATED. Soft plastic colors will "bleed" into one another. This is normal for this type of soft plastic material. Avoid problems by storing similar colors together. Note - colors of the lures will vary.

HOW TO OPERATE THE FLYING LURE

The Flying Lure is easy to fish. Throw it In the water, off shore or off a boat and watch it work. Get a feeling for the rhythm of the lure. Pull it back and let it swim away from you again and again. Watching how a lure works close-up will help you envision how It Is working once you have made cast.

LINE SIZES

The lowest line test, which is reasonable tor a situation, should be used for optimum Flying Lures performance. The smaller the line, the less line drag, the better a Flying Lure will Work.



LURE SIZE

There is no hard and fast rule about the size of lure to use for a given species of fish. Don Meissner has caught huge muskies and gar on tiny 2" lures in clear water. However, we can give the most likely lure sizes lo work on a given species of fish.



LURE COLOR

Selecting lure color Is an art - maybe even a religion. -There are no hard and fast rules and many exceptions. Use a color !hat you are confident In. Experiment as you fish and develop your own favorites. We have provided some quick guidelines to get you started. Remember - there are more exceptions than rules. Don't get hung up on color. Note - from set to set colors at the lures will vary.