Predator & Pike Fishing Tackle
Do you like to walk on the toothy side and live dangerously? Predator fishing is, as the name suggests, the discipline for anyone who's got a soft spot for all things carnivorous. These prime specimens tend to be more aggressive, more ferocious and a lot more physically demanding on both you and your predator fishing tackle, for their size. As a result, you need to pick your pike fishing tackle accordingly. Pike fishing tackle has to be able to keep up with this thrashing and those deadly, sharp teeth, as well as the sizes some of these formidable predator fish can get to. Thankfully, our range of fishing tackle is more than adequate to suit even the most demanding angler's needs.
Predator bait & Lures
In addition, Predators tend to go for something a little different from Carp. These aquatic hunters prefer moving prey, and the smells they consider appetising are completely different from the flavours offered by most boilies. Instead of tastes like Tiger nuts, Spice or Vanilla, Pike and their fellow meat-eaters prefer just that; meat. For this reason, Deadbait is a popular choice for predator fishing, but they are also quite well tempted by lures. There's a massive variety of lures, all designed specifically to appeal to predator fish. They're designed to move, look, and generally appear to be a prey fish. If you need an extra attractant, you can add flavourings to make them even smell like a fish.
Predator and Pike fishing tackle, of course, needs the proper predator rods. These come in two different types: The kind designed mainly for Lure fishing, and the kind designed mainly for Bait fishing. Deadbait tends to be heavier than a lure; after all, it's an animal in its own right. As a result, it requires heavier Terminal tackle setups too. That means that repeatedly casting deadbait setups on lighter rods can damage their spine and render them useless. On the other hand, lures tend to be much lighter. The resulting catches might not even register on a heavier rod designed for dead baiting. Lure fishing rods are designed with this in mind, and have a much more sensitive tip and much lower weight of test curve. However, deadbait fishing has even more potential to snag you a nice, large pike fish for a trophy picture.
Of course, you need to pick your reel just as carefully as your rod and bait. Deadbait and Lure fishing are very different, both in the weights they'll be dealing with and in the way you'll be fishing with them. Deadbait fishing generally has a much more carp-like feeling; cast your bait, relax and wait. Because of this, many of the same features of carp reels are desirable in deadbait predator & pike reels, particularly the freespool feature.
On the other hand, lure fishing requires a lighter touch, but also a more active one. Because of this, a 2500-3000 reel tends to suit this type of fishing best. It offers the delicacy needed for the lighter rig and predator fish, as well as the proper motion for reeling the lure in in such a way as to mimic the motions of the prey.
And much more Predator Tackle
Fishing Republic has an extensive range of other pike fishing tackle, including bite alarms, terminal tackle and more. All this, for all purposes and all niches within this exciting discipline. From fish care, to the multitude of tried and proven pike rigs, we've got you covered.
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