Fly and bait fishing for trout involves using natural and artificial bait to attract the fish. Many anglers claim that live worms are one of the best lures and baits available. These anglers also claim that live worms are easier to find and catch than other artificial baits. This is true for both the ice fishing experienced and the fly fisher who wishes to catch trout without the use of a fishing rod.
Some of the most common trout fishing lures are worms, minnows, shad and crawfish. All of these lures can be found at bait suppliers, tackle stores and sporting goods retailers. The most common of these lures is the red-back worm, which can be found in many different colors and sizes. These lures are often used to imitate either a minnow or an earthworm. Some small trout fishermen also believe that live worms are able to offer a better taste and smell than their synthetic counterparts.
Another popular lure that is often used by trout fishermen is plastic worms. There are many types of plastic worms, including the smaller red plastic worms, which can be found in plastic packaging commonly found in grocery stores. Small steelhead are hooked with these plastic worms, which offer an angler a smaller presentation of the bait that can still be very effective.
Other plastic worm options include blue plastic worms, which can be found in some tackle stores. These dew worms look similar to a worm, but they have dew balls on the underside of the worm. These dew worms are sometimes found in large plastic bags, which can make them excellent bait for large trout. Brook trout are known to bite on anything resembling a worm, including brook trout bait.
When it comes to trout baits, some anglers believe that live worms are not always the best option. While live worms do make for a good fishing bait, they can be messy and difficult to fish with, especially if trout fishing in more than one watershore. However, this does not mean that the dead or dried-out variety would not be effective. Dead or dried-out trout bait can work just as well as live worms, and the challenge lies with the angler in how he or she handles it. Some anglers simply throw the entire dead worm into the water, whereas other anglers will wrap the worm in a few twills of a soft cloth before casting it into the water.
Other popular trout bait such as soured cork and sunflower seeds also make for interesting fishing. However, many anglers believe that sunflower seeds will not work as well as dew worms or live worms because sunflower seeds attract insects and bugs that are not found in many trout ponds. Many anglers also believe that sunflower seeds may be eaten by a trout that is hungry, but it is still relatively unsafe. Therefore, many anglers tend to shy away from sunflower seeds for use in conjunction with live worms.