|Perch are a carnivorous sort that abound in lakes and streams and are a neat way to begin fishing with soft plastics. They often school and are great fun to tickle using small, soft plastic lures attached to jigs of 1–5 g. Lurking behind bridge piers, hiding under cover or scouring the edge of vegetation for fry, perch are prone to launch into a feeding frenzy exposed by a burst to the surface of fleeing prey...
You can either cast & retrieve your soft lure or bounce it off the bottom to mimic live bait. Perch are as likely to nibble as chomp at your lure and once hooked aren’t inclined to let go. Be careful not to rip their delicate mouths and don’t unhook them until after you’ve reeled them in. Perch are good sport for both the novice and experienced angler and well worth the effort.
|As always, the power and action of the blank must match the size and fight of the fish. For perch, it must be able to cast soft, light lures attached to a 1–6 g jig and have excellent vibration to pick up the faintest touch or nibble. You’ll want a fast action blank to guide the lure but with a softer tip that bends far enough to let you set the hook gently without tearing the fish’s mouth. - The Rainshadow IMMWS62L 1.87 m 1–7 g high-modulus blank is practical and fun. Sensitive and fast with a good bend in the fight, and quick to pick up the slightest quiver, it offers hours of delight angling for perch of every size, from 20 cm to 40 cm or more. Its price makes it a fantastic catch! And it performs just as well for trout fishing.
- The SJ8600-MHX 2.18 m 2–10 g is the perfect length for shore fishing. This blank is an ideal gateway to rod building and learning to tailor your lures to perch. It has a bit more power than the other two blanks but is light enough to also fish for zander. - The NFC MB-661-HM 1.98 m 2-7 g is typically fast yet evenly distributes the load. Fast enough to work all kinds of lures with an even load distribution that avoids ripped mouths, it is the ultimate perch magnet. Its extraordinary sensitivity detects every movement and banishes lost bites.