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Living the WooDream...

by Craig
(Cedar Rapids, IA )

My setup.

My setup.

After rain and snow with a freak low front pushing through I stayed close to home and made a trip to the urban trout stream. I’ve been playing with tuning my Abu Revo LTX-BF8 with new bearings, handle and knobs, pairing it with the Tenryu Rayz RZ53UL-BC. Spooled up with some Varivas Sight Edition in 4lb test I was headed down the road with a small selection of WooDreams in tow.

After bypassing some construction I parked down on the side of the trail and walked down stream a bit. Working my way down the hill I tucked behind a tree and slowly worked out into the water a bit. Made a couple of casts and missed my first fish, next cast I had a fish on then he got away after an aerial display. Couple of casts later I had a solid tug at the end of the line, felt bigger than the usual fish I’ve caught. A solid brown came to net as my first fish. A few more casts later and I hooked another. He quickly came up to the surface and flung the lure into a nearby brush pile. After retieing, and a couple more casts with nothing it was time to work upstream a bit more.

At the next bend it was a banner hole with lots of solid hits, several lost fish and many fish to net. Lots of brookies were hanging in this hole and for a solid 20 minutes it was fish after fish. I tested all of my WooDreams it was fun to watch the different actions of each style. If you haven’t tried these out I highly recommend the investment. They react much differently than any of the traditional lures I’ve used.

All in all I lost count of the number of fish that came to hand, the number of fish that I lost after a brief fight, and a handful of missed connections.

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Apr 29, 2019
by: RICK

Good job !!!!

Apr 29, 2019
Amazing Lures
by: Les Albjerg

Craig - Thanks for the great report. I've been amazed at the action of the WooDream lures. It has taken me some time to adjust to the price of them. However, I go fishing to catch fish! My best waters are from 1 hour to 2 hours away. At the present time, it costs more than one WooDream to fill the SUV. I think I am over the cost. A good plug is going to be 10-20 bucks anyway. Nothing I have fished with swims like the WooDream lures.

I've caught trout and bass on the WooDreams. Now that the Idaho Fish and Game is allowing us to target Bull Trout (catch and release only), I am excited about fishing the WooDreams this summer. I have two Arbor 40s in a color that mimics mountain whitefish. Bull trout are an aggressive char that prefers eating other fish over insects and they tend to grow big!

On pressured waters, the WooDream lures catch fish too. It almost isn't fair to use them. A couple of months ago I was following two guys around one of the stocked ponds and catching fish on every 3-6 casts. They were tossing large spinners and catching nothing. After my 7th fish, they stopped and walked back to see what I was using. We had a nice conversation, but they wouldn't even take one of Chris' cards when I told them the price of the WooDream. Hmmm, the cost of fishing for two hours with a WooDream even if I lost it, was cheaper than bowling for two hours! I still have not lost a WooDream. I'm sure the day is coming, but even after this amount of time, the cost per fish isn't that great! Show the fish something different, and you might be surprised at how willing they are to bite!

Apr 29, 2019
Hook adjustment
by: Kelly Peterson (northern Wisconsin)

Craig, did you turn around the front hook on the Woo Dream lures? If not was there any snag issues?

Thanks, Kelly

Apr 29, 2019
by: Craig

No that is the direction that WooDream has the hooks out of the box. No issues getting hung up as the bill should hit obstructions first and bounce over them.

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