pointed out in many manuals that the Blue Fox Nature Deep Spinners with
grasshopper (cricket) like bodies are effective in the summer season, when grasshoppers appear
in the coastal meadows and part of them falls in the water.
On the other hand, many anglers know that these spinners can be used to catch
perch (Perca fluviatilis, in Eurasia,
and Perca flavescens, in Northern America), but both these species never eat grasshoppers
and any other terrestrial insects.
check this discrepancy, we have tested the foregoing spinners in the field
Nature Deep Spinners were tested in the summer season, during June, July and
August, in Dniepro and Desna rivers, Ukraine. Lures were tested during
our fishing trips from Kyiv to Chernihiv. Lures of one and the same model, 4
gr. BFNS of HGO color, were used. River localities with the rich coastal
meadows were chiefly selected. 30-40 lure presentations were made in the morning
and in the evening until darkness. In total, 1800 lure presentations were made by
two experimentators and 167 fish of the different species were landed (see
|Number||Main capture time||Eating terrestrial insects|
show that the grasshopper like bodies of the Blue Fox Nature Deep Spinners are
indifferent for fish.
allow to catch fish that are most abundant in the given river localities, asp
among predatory cyprinid species and perch among other species in our case. In
contrast to cyprinid fish, perch (as well as zander and pike) willingly eat
aquatic forms of insects (such, for example, as larvae of dragonflies and
damselflies), but they ignore their aerial forms and terrestrial insects.
to our observations (in the middle part of Dniepro river, Ukraine), large grasshoppers like Tettigonia viridissima, with body length up to 40 mm, can be used as baits for wels, but classic baits
(molluscs, worms, leeches, crawfish, fish, frogs, mouses and large ground larvae of
some beetles) are more usable. The migratory locust (mainly Locusta migratoria, with body length up to 55 mm) have been
used in the old days in the southern part of Volga river (Russian Federation) and partly in the
southern part of Dniepro river as baits for wels and used sometimes today.