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NewBerkley Fusion19 Bucktail Jig
Berkley Fusion19 Bucktail Jig
8 Colors available
Featuring a unique double line tie for versatility, the Berkley Fusion19 Bucktail Jig is the ultimate lure for jigging or cast and retrieve techniques. Built upon a sharp, corrosion-resistant Fusion19 hook, this jig can penetrate the hard mouth of a fish. Pair the Bucktail Jig with your favorite soft bait for a very deadly lure. Outfitted with a bait keeper, you can be sure you won't lose your Gulp! plastics.
$3.99
NewLive Target Yellow Perch Rattlebait
Live Target Yellow Perch Rattlebait
4 Colors available
Ring the dinner bell with the Live Target Yellow Perch Rattlebait! With a loud, harmonic rattle, predatory gamefish will be drawn from afar to find their next meal. The Rattlebait has a natural yellow perch profile with a hyper-realistic color pattern to perfectly mimic the real thing. Featuring a balanced internal composition, you'll be able to cast farther and use a "yo-yo" or "stop-and-go" retrieve. The Yellow Perch Rattlebait will thump with a loud rattle on the retrieve and sink with a tant...
$12.99 - $13.99
NewAl's Goldfish Forty Niner Spoon
Al's Goldfish Forty Niner Spoon
5 Colors available
For a new secret weapon to your fishing arsenal, pick up Al's Goldfish Forty Niner Spoon! Deadly on trout, salmon, and bass, the 49'er features a unique design with a flat face that creates vibration while fluttering on the dive. An excellent lure for casting or trolling, the Forty Niner Spoon is irresistible and consistently catches a wide variety of gamefish. Al's Goldfish Forty Niner Spoon is made in the U.S.A.
$4.99
NewAl's Goldfish Northern Edition Spoon
Al's Goldfish Northern Edition Spoon
10 Colors available
Al's Goldfish Northern Edition Spoon features the same shape and action of the Original Goldfish, but was built specifically for large freshwater gamefish. With a larger body and a fully dressed 3/0 VMC hook, this spoon dives deep with its distinct wobble to drive fish crazy! Built with high-quality marine grade brass, the fishing spoon will withstand many vicious attacks from northern pike, muskies, walleye, and bass. Effective while casting, jigging, or trolling, there's no wrong way to fish A...
$6.99 - $9.99
NewAl's Goldfish Original Jig
Al's Goldfish Original Jig
12 Colors available
To catch more fish on your next ice fishing outing, use Al's Goldfish Original Jig! It is built with a high-quality marine grade brass to handle aggressive fish and last a lifetime. With a hook on the nose to draw in curious fish, it works great when you're ice fishing. A red tab is included with the lure to add the illusion of a blood trail, to trick fish into thinking it is an easy meal. This jig is highly effective when targeting trout, salmon, and panfish. Al's Goldfish Original Jig is made ...
$3.99
NewAl's Goldfish Original Spoon
Al's Goldfish Original Spoon
4 Colors available
High quality and American made, Al's Goldfish Original Spoon received the accolade of being one of the greatest lures of all time. It features a traditional baitfish profile with a curved body that creates a distinct and irresistible wobbling action. Cast this spoon past your desired fishing hole and retrieve it a moderate pace where it wags side to side like a fish swimming leisurely. You can cast, jig, or troll the Goldfish spoon to generate nice action and many strikes. Known as one of the be...
$3.99
NewFreedom Tackle Hammered Minnow Spoon
Freedom Tackle Hammered Minnow Spoon
8 Colors available
Freedom Tackle gave its successful Minnow some upgrades to present you with the fantastic Freedom Tackle Hammered Minnow Spoon! Its hammered scale body creates incredible flash as it sinks horizontally. Weighing in at almost double the original, the Hammered Minnow Spoon features a metal bead and treble hook on the belly, so it falls faster while wobbling side to side. This fishing spoon is outfitted with a single hook on the rear with a glow bead attractor. A quick-change clevis on the back ena...
$5.79 - $6.29
NewWigston's Lures Dual Depth Tasmanian Devil
Wigston's Lures Dual Depth Tasmania...
2 Colors available
When you're casting or trolling and want a little more depth, use the Wigston's Lures Dual Depth Tasmanian Devil! Featuring a second rigging option behind the head of the lure, this Dual Depth Tasmanian Devil gets you deeper without the use of a downrigger. When rigged with the second tow point, the lure's head points down to dive. Its higher lure weight also aids in casting distance and sink rate. After casting, let the devil drop for a bit before you begin winding. Wind it slowly so it keeps m...
$6.49
NewBerkley Flicker Shad Shallow Crankbait
Berkley Flicker Shad Shallow Crankbait
28 Colors available
The Berkley Flicker Shad Shallow Crankbait was designed to target fish that reside in shallow waters. You can troll, cast, or use a stop-and-go retrieve with this extremely versatile crankbait. Individually tank tested by Berkley, it runs true right out of the package. Sporting the classic shad profile, this Flicker Shad provides incredible rolling and flashing action that fish find irresistible. This shallow-running Flicker Shad is outfitted with sticky sharp Mustad treble hooks to penetrate th...
$3.99
NewBerkley Flicker Shad Jointed Crankbait
Berkley Flicker Shad Jointed Crankbait
28 Colors available
The Berkley Flicker Shad Jointed Crankbait is an all-purpose trolling bait that creates a ton of rattling and rolling action. This crankbait's jointed tail produces tons of flashes in the water to attract walleye to your trolling area. Its movements look incredibly natural in the water, resembling a fleeing baitfish. Outfitted with two Fusion19 treble hooks, they are sharp enough to pierce the jaw of a walleye and strong enough to haul it into your boat!
$4.99
NewEurotackle Z-Viber
Eurotackle Z-Viber
11 Colors available
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Known as the smallest lipless crankbait in the world, the Eurotackle Z-Viber is a highly unique lure that can also be used successfully in vertical jigging. The Z-Viber produces high-frequency vibrations when jigged, and falls with a slow flickering and tantalizing effect. When retrieved the Z-Viber will create a wide, wobbling action that you've never seen before! Armed with a free-swinging single hook, you can add a worm or small soft lure for added attraction and more positive hook-up ratios....
$5.29 - $6.29
VMC Bucktail Jigs
VMC Bucktail Jigs
8 Colors available
Old is new again with VMC Bucktail Jigs! Highly effective in both shallow and deep water, Bucktail Jigs are extremely easy to use and always result in a trophy-worthy bass. Whether you use a steady retrieve or hop it, the deer hair on these jigs will undulate and move alluringly, becoming simply irresistible to hungry bass. For extra attention, you can add a jig trailer like a plastic grub tail. These versatile little lures are perfect for any condition as they will maintain a natural, flowy pre...
$4.49 - $4.99
Storm 360GT Searchbait Swimmer Jig
Storm 360GT Searchbait Swimmer Jig
11 Colors available
Featuring a one-of-a-kind design, the Storm 360GT Searchbait Swimmer Jig combines a soft swimbait with a crankbait's action. For an ultra-realistic look, the jig head has an upscale design, finish, and 3D holographic eyes. The swimming lip molded into the jig head adds that signature crankbait action and depth control to the soft bait. Also, if you want an extra weapon to this lure, there is space under the jig head to add a trailer hook. This Swimmer Jig uses a traditional profile paddle tail s...
$5.49
Storm 360GT Searchbait Swimmer Jig Head
Storm 360GT Searchbait Swimmer Jig ...
5 Colors available
The Storm 360GT Searchbait Swimmer Jig Head features a lifelike design and realistic finishes with 3D holographic eyes to mimic the look of a variety of species. A lip is molded into the jig head to help the lure dive and adds a bit of crankbait flair. If you want to make this lure even more deadly, you can add a trailer hook to the bottom of this jig head. Pair it with a 4 1/2 in. soft bait and watch it produce results.
$4.99
Storm 360GT Searchbait Weedless Jig Head
Storm 360GT Searchbait Weedless Jig...
5 Colors available
Featuring a thin wire guard, the Storm 360GT Searchbait Weedless Jig Head allows you to fish around weeds and cover with ease. This jig head was designed for use with Storm's Searchbait bodies, but you can pair it with your favorite soft swimbait for an equally lively presentation. For enhanced swimming action, this jig head is built upon a VMC Coastal Black hook with an extended "leg." The jig head features intricate details with a unique head shape that mimics a variety of species. Inside the ...
$5.99
Lunkerhunt Nose Down Straight Up Jig
Lunkerhunt Nose Down Straight Up Jig
6 Colors available
Designed to perfectly emulate a feeding baitfish on the bottom, the Lunkerhunt Nose Down Straight Up Jig focuses the lead in the top of the jig, so it makes the hook end stand up. Pound the Lunkerhunt Nose Down Straight Up Jig into the sandy bottom, causing a commotion that nearby fish must investigate. You can also swim or suspend this jig to target fish high in the water column. With incredibly lifelike finishes, the Lunkerhunt Nose Down Straight Up Jig mimics baitfish better than any other ji...
$5.49
Lunkerhunt Hatch Natural
Lunkerhunt Hatch Natural
15 Colors available
Combine the traditional shad profile with hyper-realistic finishes, and you get the eye-catching Lunkerhunt Hatch Natural fishing lure. Weighing in at about one ounce, the Lunkerhunt Hatch Natural casts long distances and sinks quickly into the strike zone. Equipped with two sticky strong treble hooks, the Lunkerhunt Hatch Natural will swim naturally and won't let go when a predator strikes! Featuring a lipless profile, this fast sinking hard bait excels when fished in heavy currents or deep wat...
$5.99
Berkley PowerBait Power Swimmer
Berkley PowerBait Power Swimmer
16 Colors available
Featuring a fully ribbed shad-style body and durable paddletail, the Berkley PowerBait Power Swimmer creates attractive motions to trigger strikes from bass. The paddletail creates a swinging, thumping action to resemble the sound and movements of a bait fish. Slots on the top and bottom of the Power Swimmer allows for easier rigging and provides you with an increased hook-up rate. For unbeatable versatility, this soft bait can be fished many ways. Popular rigs for the Swimmer is on any jig head...
$4.99 - $5.49
Rapala Jointed Shallow Shad Rap
Rapala Jointed Shallow Shad Rap
12 Colors available
Featuring a shallow diving lip and jointed body, the Rapala Jointed Shallow Shad Rap wiggles and wobbles to perfectly emulate a wounded baitfish. Its rhythmic rattle will put hungry bass into a trance, and draw them to your area. You can cast and crank this jointed shad rap around shallow cover or twitch it along the surface. Even at slow speeds, the shad rap's jointed body looks and vibrates like a struggling baitfish. Mimic a bass' favorite meal, and they will gobble up the Rapala Jointed Shal...
$6.29
Wigston's Lures Tasmanian Devil
Wigston's Lures Tasmanian Devil
22 Colors available
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Proven as a durable, efficient, and versatile lure, the Wigston's Lures Tasmanian Devil has helped anglers catch trout, steelhead, walleye, pike, bass and salmon. The Tasmanian Devil features a blend of characteristics of a spoon, jig, and trolling lure. It is curved like a spoon with wings that makes the lure swim in an enticing and erratic manner, resembling the motions of an injured fish. If you feel your rod tip pulse or vibrate, the Tasmanian Devil is swimming correctly. This hard bait is i...
$5.99 - $6.49
Dutch Fork Poly Clevis
Dutch Fork Poly Clevis
Perfect for customizing your own walleye rigs and spinners, the Dutch Fork Poly Clevis is incredibly easy to use and ensures you won't lose your blades! Place your small ghost blade on the clevis, thread your line through the clevis, and Voila! You're done! This plastic clevis is lightweight, super durable, and works on any monofilament line. The Dutch Fork Poly Clevis is made in the U.S.A.
$4.49
Mr. Derk's Tackle UV Diamond Beads
Mr. Derk's Tackle UV Diamond Beads
16 Colors available
Mr. Derk's Tackle UV Diamond Beads feature the appearance of UV tape - on a bead! Salmon and walleye won’t be able to resist your fly or harness rig presentations with shiny bad boys like these. Made of durable acrylic plastic with UV flash accents.
$3.99
Lunkerhunt Bento Minnow
Lunkerhunt Bento Minnow
7 Colors available
Known as the most realistic baitfish imitator on the market, the Lunkerhunt Bento Minnow puts fish in your boat! The Bento Minnow features a soft yet durable body with a narrow profile and lively tapered split tail. Its unique holographic core creates flashes of light to attract hungry fish to your area. The split tail comes alive with the slightest movement of your rod. The Bento can be used to target a variety of freshwater and saltwater species including bass, panfish, pike, walleye, snook, o...
$6.99
Lunkerhunt Leech
Lunkerhunt Leech
4 Colors available
Catch Big Fish with the Lunkerhunt Leech! This imitation leech features an anatomically correct design. To mimic the look of a threatened leech, its neutral buoyancy imparts a lively ribbon-swimming action that gamefish cannot resist! The Leech is impregnated with fish protein for added scent attraction. For the most enticing and natural presentation, you can rig it in the nose or tail. Use the Lunkerhunt Leech when you're targeting freshwater bass, walleye, pike, trout, panfish and saltwater sa...
$4.79
Lunkerhunt Fillet Crankbait
Lunkerhunt Fillet Crankbait
8 Colors available
Designed to catch all species of gamefish, you can't go wrong with the Lunkerhunt Fillet! This lipless sinking crankbait features a slow sink rate, keeping you in the strike zone longer. Great for shallow fishing around grassy areas, it maintains a natural, nose-down, bottom-feeding position when at rest. While looking like a snack, its internal rattle wakes up fish and calls them to eat. This versatile rattlebait is excellent for slow rolling, vertical jigging, or ripping techniques.
$6.99
Lunkerhunt Swim Bento Minnow
Lunkerhunt Swim Bento Minnow
5 Colors available
The Lunkerhunt Swim Bento Minnow looks so realistic; it might even trick you into thinking it's a live minnow! To imitate the appearance of baitfish, this swimbait features a soft, durable body with a narrow profile that helps you fish through vegetation. This minnow features a holographic core with 3D eyes to create flashes of light to attract fish to your area. When rigged on a swimbait jig, its lively paddletail produces a tight, nervous shimmy to trigger strikes from predatory fish looking f...
$6.99
Cotton Cordell Shallow Minnow
Cotton Cordell Shallow Minnow
12 Colors available
Dominate the top of the water with the Cotton Cordell Shallow Minnow! You can use this classic baitfish imitator during any season to target many species of trophy fish. When fish are active, use a consistent, steady retrieve for a realistic wobbling action. To wake up the more lethargic fish, twitch this minnow for an enticing jerkbait presentation. Built with premium components and two sharp hooks, fish will take a bite of the minnow and won't be able to let go!
$5.49
Cotton Cordell Deep Minnow
Cotton Cordell Deep Minnow
12 Colors available
You can impress your fishing buddies with the versatile Cotton Cordell Deep Minnow. This irresistible minnow provides you with the ability to fish multiple different presentations. This productive jerkbait can reach over 14 feet with a long cast, giving you a plethora of extended retrieval options. The elongated lip design imparts a slight roll while the long slender body creates an enticing side-to-side movement. The Cotton Cordell Deep Minnow also doubles as a highly effective trolling bait wi...
$5.49
Phantom Lures Banshee
Phantom Lures Banshee
23 Colors available
You'll be ringing the dinner bell with the Phantom Lures Banshee. Its internal ball bearings create an enticing rattle that calls to the attention of any fish nearby. Individually hand-painted, factory-tuned, and tank-tested, the Banshee provides a tight shimmy and wobble action while its razorback design creates a vibration within the water column, mimicking the movement of live bait. The versatile Banshee can be cast and punch through thick cover to target bass or also trolled using lead core....
$7.49
Phantom Lures Voodoo Shad
Phantom Lures Voodoo Shad
24 Colors available
The Phantom Lures Voodoo Shad is the ideal partner to search open waters for bass or walleye. Resembling an easy meal with its narrow tail and wide lip, the Voodoo Shad dives with a side-to-side action. Internal ball bearings create an enticing rattle that calls to the attention of any fish nearby. Twitch it for a lively presentation or slow-roll it to drive bass crazy. This high-quality crankbait will help you catch trophy-worthy fish!
$7.49
VMC Hot Skirt Glow Jig
VMC Hot Skirt Glow Jig
14 Colors available
With a fresh and innovative look, walleye will not be able to resist the VMC Hot Skirt Glow Jig. This jig features a traditional minnow head with a new skirt combination of glow-in-the-dark and flashabou fibers. The unique skirt reflects light to grab the attention of hungry walleye. Its premium high-carbon steel hook won't let go after a strike. For a more tantalizing profile, add live bait or a plastic trailer.
$3.29 - $3.79
Captain Jay's Blade Baits
Captain Jay's Blade Baits
47 Colors available
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Captain Jay's Blade Baits are some of the most effective baits for walleye fishing on Lake Erie. Individually built and hand painted, these blade baits create a vibration in the water to attract walleye to your area. The best way to fish blade baits is to snap jig them while you are drifting, keeping them vertical. Use a braided line with a barrel swivel and 18-inch fluorocarbon leader to ensure you feel the blade vibrating. The blade's proven fishing method is to lower it to the bottom, snap it...
$4.49
Eco Pro Swing Shad
Eco Pro Swing Shad
14 Colors available
The Eco Pro Swing Shad features a lifelike profile with killer action to attract bass all year round. Its ribbed body and thin paddle tail produces an active swinging movement. The paddle tail thumps on the retrieve, sending out powerful vibrations to attract bass to your area. The soft solid body of the shad provides ample space for a variety of rigs. This soft bait works exceptionally well when used on spinnerbait, chatterbait, Carolina rig, Texas rig, A-rig or jig. The Eco Pro Swing Shad is m...
$3.49
Tightlines UV Whiskers Rattl'N Sow Belly Twisters
Tightlines UV Whiskers Rattl'N Sow ...
20 Colors available
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Tightlines UV Whiskers Rattl'N Sow Belly Twisters are designed with a fish's visible light spectrum in mind. Fish see UV colors better than natural colors underwater, making most conventional soft plastics nearly invisible past certain depths. While many soft baits focus solely on movement and scent, Tightlines UV's baits also work with your prey's sense of sight. Reflecting UV light 4 to 7 times better than other conventional soft plastics, these Rattl'N Sow Belly Twisters are like turning a li...
$11.99
YUM Pulse
YUM Pulse
14 Colors available
The YUM Pulse features a bulky and exaggerated swimbait profile with an amazingly dynamic swimming action. The downward angled ribs help pull this bait down to the strike zone faster. The kicking-swimming action triggers a rolling motion at both high and low speeds, providing versatility in retrieval and rigging applications. You can use this swimbait on YUMbrella rigs, jigheads, belly-weight hooks, or on a Texas rig. For a highly effective presentation, use the YUM Pulse as a trailer for swimmi...
$3.99
YUM Grub
YUM Grub
8 Colors available
For multi-species fishing, the YUM Grub is a must-have for every angler. Featuring everything you need to drive fish mad: a chunky, ribbed, grub-like body and oversized curly tail, plus a proven proprietary blend of enzymes and natural attractants. Whether you're looking to get bites from walleye, crappie, bass, or any other gamefish, the YUM grub is almost guaranteed to bring more fish to you than you've ever caught before. caught before.
$2.49
Dirty Jigs Matt Stefan Guppy Swimbait Jig Head
Dirty Jigs Matt Stefan Guppy Swimba...
6 Colors available
With the help of professional tournament angler Matt Stefan, the Dirty Jigs Matt Stefan Guppy Swimbait Jig Head was explicitly designed for vertical jigging. These jig heads are perfect for pairing with your favorite soft swimbait. The cone-shaped bait keeper is sure to keep your soft plastic on the hook for multiple uses. The 90-degree design keeps your bait horizontal, allowing for a more natural presentation. Equipped with an extra sharp Gamakatsu hook, you can be sure that big bass or walley...
$5.99
Bagley Rattlin’ B Minus
Bagley Rattlin’ B Minus
8 Colors available
To meet the demands of modern anglers, the Bagley Rattlin' B Minus was engineered to swim in shallow water through vegetation to target multiple species. Its lipless design is uniquely balanced to swim shallower than other lipless cranks on the market today. This hard bait produces a loud rattle and high vibration as it moves through the water. Light enough to cast, the Rattlin' B Minus is also effective when trolled or jigged. This versatile bait can be used in a variety of fishing situations f...
$5.99
Mack's Wally Pop Crawler Rig
Mack's Wally Pop Crawler Rig
16 Colors available
The Mack's Wally Pop Crawler Rig combines two proven components from Mack's Lures to create a versatile trolling rig that puts walleye in your boat. The Wally Pop features the Smile Blade to spin, producing a life-like action at slow trolling speeds. Fully customizable, you can bend the blade to change from a slow wobble to a vigorous shake. The other critical component is the Cha Cha pill float to provide just the right amount of flotation to keep your bait off the bottom and in the strike zone...
$3.99
Reef Runner XL
Reef Runner XL
5 Colors available
For an excellent deep diving trolling and casting lure, look no further than the Reef Runner XL. This rattling minnow bait is designed to dive quickly with an irresistible wobble, achieving 10 - 12 ft. when casting, and all the way up to 28 ft. trolling. The curved minnow profile, made of ABS plastic with a glass and steel rattle, and rounded diving bill of this bait are sure to catch you countless fish time after time, being a proven walleye and salmon tournament winner. To top off this strike-...
$9.99

At a Glance: Lures & Bait

Lures and baits are imitations and preserved forms of baitfish and invertebrates designed to attract predatory fish to a specific location to be caught by the hooks attached to the lures. This is the largest, most varied category of all fishing tackle. The word lure typically refers to the imitations made for casting and trolling. Baits refer to the preserved baitfish and fish parts, along with artificial baits, which may contain natural and synthetic substances to closely imitate smaller creatures and their scents. Some lures and baits can be combined to increase their effectiveness, and many anglers will modify them to create unique actions and profiles to fool heavily pressured fish.

Most lures are designed for specific tactics, water conditions, depths, speeds and predatory fish species. Lures range in weight from 1/124 oz. to several ounces, and are designed to float, suspend, sink or dive at controlled depths and increments as needed. Lures can be finished in multitudes of surface designs and colors including neons, metallics, glow, ultra-violet, and transparent finishes. The type of finish is dependent on the species they are imitating and the effect intended. They can also have different mechanical designs such as jointed sections, internal rattles, and trailer hooks. The different subcategories of lures and baits available at FishUSA include hard baits, soft baits, jigs and jig heads, spoons, spinners, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, artificial baits, prepared and cured baits, attractants and cures, worm harnesses, trolling rigs and flies, lure components and flies.

Most hard baits were originally carved from wood, which has been mostly replaced by plastics in modern lure-making, while metals are used for others. Specific types of hard baits are stickbaits, crankbaits, jerkbaits, swimbaits, jigging lures and blade baits and topwater lures. Soft baits are rubber, silicone or other soft plastics molded into swimbaits, grubs, worms, tubes and other baitfish patterns. Jigs and jig heads are lead, tungsten, or tin weights molded onto specially designed hooks with long shanks to accept soft baits or materials to imitate various creatures. Spoons are metallic “blades” with shapes and bends similar to the eating utensil, and most often imitate swimming or injured baitfish for casting, jigging and trolling. Spinners feature metal blades which spin freely on a weighted or unweighted stiff-wire shaft and create wide-reaching vibrations to trigger fish to chase and strike. Spinnerbaits are combinations of jigs and spinners creating larger profiles and tremendous vibration and motion.

Artificial baits are products designed to specifically imitate the look and scent of live bait without the expense and difficulty of storing live bait. These include hard and soft plastic eggs and roe, paste and dough, nuggets made of similar compounds to dough but hold their shape better, larvae and waxies, and baitfish. Prepared and cured baits are natural eggs and roe, baitfish and cutbait, and worms. All of these have been preserved to prevent rot and decay. Attractants and cures are liquids and pastes to coat and spray scent onto lures, preserve and cure your own eggs and baitfish, and to attract fish to specific areas in the water.

Worm harnesses are similar to spinners but are pre-made bait rigs with blades, weights, and typically two hooks to hold nightcrawler worms for moderately-sized predatory fish. Some trolling rigs and flies function as large versions of worm harnesses to hold cutbait, while others are designed to have trolling flies or other small profile lures attached for large freshwater and saltwater species. Lure components are offered for the anglers wishing to build their own custom trolling rigs or to modify commercial harnesses.

Flies make up the final category of Lures and Bait and are specifically designed for fly fishing anglers targeting both saltwater and freshwater species. Dry flies are very light flies designed to float on the water’s surface, imitating flying insects in their adult stage. Nymphs, emergers and wet flies are tied to imitate the early and middle stages of an insect’s life below the surface. Streamers and muddlers are typically larger flies imitating baitfish, crayfish, leeches and other swimming creatures. Worms, sowbugs and scuds are imitations of bugs and worms which often fall from trees overhanging the streambanks. Poppers imitate frogs, mice and large bugs moving and splashing on the surface. Terrestrials imitate grasshoppers, crickets and ants that feed hungry fish when they miss the next blade of grass and end up in the water. Crayfish are wide-profile wet flies imitating the crab-like crayfish that are food for fish in streams, rivers and ponds. Egg patterns imitate single eggs and egg clusters primarily used for trout and salmon.

The top five lure and bait brands at FishUSA are Rapala, Yo-Zuri, Berkley, Reef Runner and Smithwick.