Nuts-and-bolts tackle should be versatile for bass fishing
the pros, who carry the entire Wal-Mart fishing aisle in their boat,
co-anglers are limited to a tackle pack of their favorite baits. The
problem arises when a pro begins to reel bass in on every cast, and the
co-angler does not have that particular bait in his or her limited
Fortunately, tournament bass anglers are a fairly
decent lot. Most of the time a pro is more than happy to let a co-angler
borrow a version of the hot bait, provided that the pro has a few extra
in that miniature tackle shop under the deck.
baits, crankbaits and even soft plastics is usually not a problem. But
co-anglers should not have to rely on pros for terminal tackle.
Terminal tackle is considered the nuts and bolts of bass-fishing tackle: hooks, weights, swivels, beads, rattles, etc.