Tackle Time - Lets Get Ready! - Wilderness North

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Tackle Time – Lets Get Ready!

Joe Pichey, Wilderness North specialistOntario fly-in fishingIt’s that time of the year again and I couldn’t be more excited. After a long, cold winter, we are shuttling our first guests into their destinations and wishing them “Good Fishing.” I am always interested to see what guests have added to their tackle boxes in the off season. Heck, some may have even dusted off the lathe in the basement and made their own lures. As anglers, we can always make an excuse on why we need the new Berkeley Power Wiggler Triple Action Blood Hook Spinning Wobbler (W/ Skirt) in scented and unscented available in 17 different colors and sizes. This makes perfect sense in all of our minds. All of this shopping makes the annual trek north that much more fun. The anticipation is half of the adventure for us and the truth is, we always bring too much.

So I have taken inventory of my tackle box and made a list of my favorites. If I were stranded in the Canadian Wilderness for an extended period of time with only these lures, I would never worry about starving.  This tackle list will serve you well up north.

PIKE Tackle Box: 
Williams Whitefish (5.25 inch in silver)
Mepps Syclops (1 oz in blue, gold or silver)
Johnson Silver Minnow (1 1/8 oz in silver and gold)
Daredevil spoon (1 oz in red/whites and 5 of diamonds)

WALLEYE Tackle Box: 
3/8  and 1/4 oz jig heads in assorted colors(25 or so per person)
3 and 4 inch jig tails in assorted colors.(white, chartreuse, pink, orange)
Jointed Rapalas.  J-11 and J-13 in assorted colors.
These will work for walleye and pike.

If you have a few favorites that you would like to pass along, feel free to send them my way.  Email me here.  I always love trying out new gear on our guest’s recommendations.  We look forward to seeing you in camp soon!

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