Red Oak Farm
Copyright © 1998 -2012
Reprinted with permission from Emu's
Occasionally the need to modify or
enhance a lure's appearance arises. A way I like to modify
topwater lures is by taking a lighter colored emu feather about an inch and a
half long, attaching it to a super sharp #4 or #6 treble hook with light colored
thread by winding it around the hook and feather about 12 to 15 times and tie it
off, then put a couple of drops of epoxy glue on the threads to make it durable
. Take the back hook off of a lure like a Hula Popper or Pop'R and replace it
with the one I have just described and you're in business. You can change
feather lengths and colors, hook sizes etc. depending on your needs at the time.
This breathing action is very enticing to the bass. The use
of liquid fish
attractant/feeding stimulant is easily done with emu feathers also because the
feathers soak up and hold the attractant's smell on the bait.
Sport fisherman Lewis Jones is a native of Carroll County, Tennessee and participates in several bass tournaments each year.
See our Feathers page to purchase suitable feathers.