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General

According to tests and general observations in the nature, pursuits of horizontally moving small objects, float up small objects and sinking small objects are stereotypical motor acts in the feeding behaviour of fish (Protasov, 1968). These motor acts as well as typical feeding poses play an important signaling role in the intraspecific (like roach-roach) and interspecific (like perch-roach) relationships. Furthermore, predatory fish prefer to attack foraging prey over nonforaging ones and nose-down foraging prey over horizontally foraging ones (Krause & Godin, 1996). The foregoing patterns when evidently larger objects pursue horizontally moving, lifting and sinking smaller objects can be imitated by two odd sized artificial lures, using the well known lure slip, rise and fall retrieving technique.

For more information about odd sized lures, please read
Two lures in tandem are much more effective than an integrated lure

Fishing Practice

In our context, teasers are small (ranged from 2-3 mm to several centimeters) hookless lures that are used with spinners, spoons, wobblers, jigs and other relatively large lures. Small teasers are located at the main line ahead of the main lure to simulate the foregoing odd object patterns. As for rigging, sliding teasers, in particular, are strung directly on the line without knots or loops that weaken the line. Teaser’s sliding along the line is restrained by 2-way swivel, with the attached leader (line, steel, fiber) and main lure, or rear and front tightly sliding silicon stoppers.

Roundish Teasers

One large bead of bright colors or 2, 3 and more smaller beads located at the main line ahead of the main lure are powerful teasers that significantly increase the number of bites this lure due to the foregoing effect. Spheric, oval and cylindrical. Floating, suspending and sinking. Among teasers of this type, the so called gogglers in the form of plastic or metallic roundish beads with the bilateral notches to stick in 2D & 3D holographic eye-spots have an impressive effectiveness.

Relatively large silicon stoppers of eye catching colors also are good sliding teasers.

Tube Teasers

The very usable tube teasers are made of hard plastic and metallic tubes of bright colors without or with the additional decorations. Simple tubes of white, red, copper, gold and silver colors as well as tubes wrapped with the holographic foil are sufficiently effective. Fig.1 illustrates the dramatically effective tubes with eye-spots, gratings, stripes and other the so called amimetic units.


Figure 1. Dramatically effective tube teasers with the amimetic decorative units (read text)
 
For more information about amimetic units, please read
Tube lures test
Visual amimetic stimuli. An introduction

Vibrating Teasers

The modern soft plastic materials allow to create sliding teasers with vibrating and undulating adnexa, depending on their length, that are highly attractive. Fig.2 illustrates double curly tail "grubs” of small size (about 1″). Dancing Eggs with tails, produced by Atlas Mike’s Bait Co., also are highly effective. To extend the life of soft teasers, we recommend to paste in their bodies the thin longitudinal plastic tubes, as it is made in the olivette weights used in bobber fishing.


Figure 2. Double curly tail grubs (scheme) with the internal thin plastic tubes for sliding (read text)

Basic References

Krause J. Godin J-G.J. 1996. Influence of prey foraging posture on flight behavior and predation risk: predators take advantage of unwary prey. Behavioral Ecology 7, 264-271

Protasov V.R. 1968. Vision and near orientation in fishes. Moscow, Science

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General

At present, the most manufactures of artificial fishing lures offer spinners, in which rotating blades and sinkers made usually in the form of body or head, are combined together. Such the leadheaded spinners as Mepps Lusox and Abu Garcia Morrum are typical examples. In this post, we will show that combinations of two lures, made by dividing the leadheaded lures into heads and light spinners, are much more effective.

Fig. 1 illustrates scematically an integrated leadheaded lure and combinations of its two parts connected with the short, middle and long line or steel leaders (usually up to 30-60 cm length).


Figure 1. An integrated lure and tandems of its two parts


Field Experiments

We examined the effectiveness of integrated lures (IL) in comparison with tandems of their two parts, spherical heads and light spinners, connected with the 20 cm line leaders (T). The high quality 5 gr stannic heads with the two lateral 2D or 3D eyes (5 mm, red, WTP Inc.), called goggle heads (gogglers), and Mepps Silver Aglia #2 were used. Original Aglia spinners (see Mepps catalog) were disassembled and assembled to replace the brass bodies of the hard plastic tubes (2.5 mm diameter, 20 mm length, red).

In tests, goggle heads were equipped with the small double hooks.

Using common perch, Perca fluviatilis, as usable model fish, lures of both types were presented alternately at the estimated localities of these abundant fish. At each locality, 20 presentations (cast and retrieving) of lures were made: 5 with IL, 5 with T, 5 with IL and 5 with T. Then an experimentator moved to the other locality, where 20 presentations of the compared lures were made in the reverse order. Within 1 day session, 39 perch were landed (and released) in total, the numder of fish were distributed per earch 10 lure presentations (for IL and T, correspondingly).

Student t-test was used to estimate the difference between the mean values of fish number for lures of both types, IL and T. Perch (71%) preferred tandems (p < 0,01). Among heads (about 2 cm length with hook) and spinners (4 cm), nine perch of ten preferred to attack larger spinners.

Similar results were obtained in the other 3 sessions with perch carried out in the different fishing conditions. In one special test session (with the reassembled Aglia Longue # 1), asp, Aspius aspius, also authentically preferred spinners in tandems over single tinheaded lures.



Figure 2. Asp, Aspius aspius


It is necessary to underline that strictly regulated test sessions have been conducted to confirm the foregoing preferences at the statistical level. Meanwhile, the members of our group use tandems of lures mentioned above and other (with hookless leading lures, called usualy teasers) during 50 years with the more or less constant seccess. The drawbacks of tandems are the overlapping of leader for the main line, especially when lures are cast upwind, and relatively short distance of casting.

Discussion

In an experimental ethological literature, there is limited information about responses of animals to two conjugately moving stimuli. Among two moving feeding objects, edible frog, Rana esculenta, for example, show preferences for near and larger objects (for review, see Manteifel, 1977).

According to tests and general observations in the nature, pursuits of horizontally moving small objects, float up small objects and sinking small objects are stereotypical motor acts in the feeding behaviour of fish (Protasov, 1968). These motor acts as well as typical feeding poses play an important signaling role in the intraspecific (like roach-roach) and interspecific (like perch-roach) relationships. On the other hand, it is shown that pike, Esox lucius, and other predatory fish prefer faster and discomposedly moving feeding objects than benthivorous fish do (Meesters, 1940; Prorasov, 1968). In our case, two lures allow to imitate all the foregoing patterns when an evidently larger object pursues horizontally moving, lifting and sinking small objects, using the well known lure slip, rise and fall retrieving technique.

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