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After living in the United States for 15 years, I came back to my hometown Matsue, a small city in the western part of Japan, in November 2014. I imposed a simple rule on myself. Use only American saltwater lures for at least one year and report what they catch...... When a year had passed since then, I decided not to lift this ridiculous restriction. I am still using only American lures.(2014年11月、15年間のアメリカ生活を終え、島根県松江市に帰郷した私は、自分自身に一つのルールを課しました。少なくとも1年間、アメリカのソルトルアーだけを使い、釣果を報告すること......。そして1年が経過した時、私は、この馬鹿馬鹿しい制約を解除しないことに決めました。今もまだ、アメリカのルアーだけを使っているのです。)

Feb 23, 2017

(No. 251) Exotic Lures that I Use in this Season (今シーズン使う風変わりなルアーたち)

Bad weather and my irregular work schedule have prevented me from going fishing. Instead, I had been engaged in building 100% fiberglass rods. I used to own 13- and 15-foot Okuma fiberglass rods, but those 3-piece rods were too heavy to keep casting lures. So I threw away the third pieces of each and built two 2-piece shorter rods. In this season I plan to use these fiberglass rods for some of my exotic lures such as a saltwater umbrella rig (Run Off Lures Triple Threat), and huge spinners for pike/muskie fishing (e.g., Llungen Tandem Nutbuster, DC-10, and Dreamcatcher "standard") that I bought in Stockholm last year. As for lures for pike/muskie fishing, I also have to use a Holme Baits Sloppy Tail, a unique combination of a wooden plug and a big curly tail grub worm. To catch more fish you should use established lures in established methods, but I prefer using exotic lures in my own way.

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