Do fish tire of seeing the same lure and stop hitting it? In some cases they do, and a changeup of lures (hard baits) can trigger strikes that otherwise weren’t happening. Yet it’s also true that some old baits — the Lazy Ike, for example — still catch fish about 85 years after coming to market. Newel Daniels of Fort Dodge, Iowa, developed the Lazy Ike and hand-carved them from 1938 to ’40. Today’s models can be trolled or cast.

Dennis Anderson