Fishing Baits, Lures & Flies

Cast a Line With Fishing Baits, Lures, and Flies

Fishing baits, lures, and flies are supposed to mimic the favorite food of the fish that you are trying to catch. Some of them are beautiful or rare antiques that you might want to display. You can find cheap fishing baits, lures, and flies on eBay for every type of fishing.

What type of lures can you find on eBay?

You can find bait, lures, and flies for all types of fishing from fly fishing to ice fishing. Lures are often designed to look like the food the fish likes to eat, and you can find it all on eBay. Dry flies, for example, rest on the surface of the water and are meant to lure fish that capture their prey in that location.

Wet flies either represent insects or other animals that have fallen to the bottom. They might also look like insects whose larvae live at the bottoms of lakes or streams. Nymphs look like fish prey that live beneath the water. Lures that mimic small fish are effective for baiting mackerel and salmon. There are large saltwater flies that are meant to resemble shrimp and other crustaceans. Of course, bait such as wax worms are also available.

What fishing gear brands are available?

Many brands of fishing bait, lures, and flies are available to add to your tackle box. Choose from names like Berkley, JACKAL, Megabass, and Strike King. You can also find unbranded hand-crafted fly-fishing ties that are made specifically to appeal to the species of fish you're after.

What type of lures should you get for bass?

Inexpensive lures used for bass include:

  • Jigs: Jigs are simply hooks with colorful feather or plastic tails and weighted heads. The head helps the hook sink, and the colorful tail catches the fish's attention.
  • Crankbait: Crankbait are lures that are shaped and colored like prey fish. They have weighted bills that allow them to sink and at least two double hooks. Some crankbaits have lips, while others are lipless.
  • Jerk bait: This type of lure is made to resemble an injured fish, and it gets its name because you have to jerk the rod to get it to move and attract the bass. There are many kinds of used and pre-owned jerk baits available on eBay, including hard, soft, sinking, suspending, and floating.
  • Swimbait: These large baits are meant to catch the largest types of bass. They mimic prey, such as fish, frogs, mice, and ducklings. They can be hard-bodied, soft-bodied, or have paddle tails. Some are segmented.
What are some trout-fishing baits and lures?

Baits and lures for trout fishing include lightweight spinners, spoons, and plugs. Spoon lures are often made of shiny metal and are oblong, while plugs are crankbait. Spinners resemble mayflies. Check out the many new and vintage fishing baits and lures on eBay, and get ready to reel in the big one.