Cheap Fishing lures or not?

Do people prefer to buy cheap fishing lures or spend a few quid and get decent fishing lures, there is plenty of bargains out there but do you get what you pay for? I find that some of the cheap Fishing lures that are available over the internet are actually quite good quality, though a lot of the time the hooks are very weak and need changing for decent ones.

A prime example of a good cheap lure is a little soft Roach shad I bought a while back. I have caught plenty of Pike and Perch on it, it’s still in pretty good condition, and they were only two pounds for three. For that kind of money, I think you really can’t go wrong. On the other hand on the market at the moment is a lure called the ‘Headbanger’.

The Headbanger is a beauty of a lure.

As much as it looks like an absolute beauty of a lure, and is made of quality material to a high standard it comes in at £22.00, and that’s just for one. I have yet to try one but when I do I will let you all know how I get on, So £2 for three or £22 for one please feel free to send in your thoughts. Are cheap Fishing lures the way forward or not??

It’s always worth checking the hooks.

Below is a selection of cheap fishing lures available on the internet, These are cheap lures at a very reasonable price. Sometimes its worth buying the cheaper ones. But like I mentioned before, it’s usually worth changing the hooks for decent barbless or semi barbless hooks.


A lot of effort goes into quality lures.

Listed below are some lures that are a fairly higher price. These are made by well-known lure companies such as Westin, Savage gear, Rapala, and Headbanger. A lot more research and effort goes into making these lures. The manufacturers have paid more attention to the finished detail, the general look of the lure and the lifelike movement in the water. Not to forget better quality hooks, which plays a very important part in any type of predator fishing. Again you can click on the images below and view the details or purchase the lure.



Categories: General Fishy chat


Kamil · January 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

Hi Stuart

I rather spend extra and get a decent lure! Firstly one that will not get lost easily and secondly it must be appropriate for the fish I am catching.


Grant · January 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm


its a great looking site very interesting to people who love fishing good job keep it up.


    Stuart Bowler · January 3, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks mate very early stages but im getting there slowly lol

John Woods · January 19, 2017 at 9:19 pm

I’ll buy what’s good irrespective of the cost some cheap lures are well made some expensive ones the components fail on the cast
Buy smart is the way forward

    stuart bowler · January 19, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Wise words John,I have had a fair few cheap chinese lures that have stood the test of time,as long as I change the hooks,can I ask where you shop for yours?

      John woods · January 31, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      The likes of home shops like the range for cheap Fladen stuff, go outdoors decathlon etc
      For better quality lure I tend to buy hand made wooden baits like smuttlys from Chicos lures
      Not that I’ve bought many from him in recent seasons as they last and stand up to major abuse

        stuart bowler · January 31, 2017 at 8:54 pm

        I have heard that decathlon are ok,do they have a good selection?

Steven · October 25, 2017 at 12:11 am

I’ve fished a bit with the cheaper lures. I don’t even know really what type of lure I had, all I know is that it was quite easy to catch fish with them.
But that made me think of photographing: you can have the best camera around and still be bad at making good pictures.
Does the same go for fishing? Like in you can have the best lure and still not catch anything? Or similarly have the worst lure ever and get loads of fish anytime?

I did however notice that there are these lures that are really heavy and sink to the bottom of the lake and get stuck in all sorts of vegetation which makes fishing a drag – quite literary.


Jim · October 25, 2017 at 2:25 am

Every spring, during spawning, I always have my go-to lures such as Rapalas (both floaters and shallow sinkers).

I also like to keep a plethora of jigs in all sizes, shapes, and colors. These always give me a “catching boost” when the shallow fishing isn’t so good.

These are some excellent lures you have on this page! I am understandably tempted to try out a few of them!


    Stuart Bowler · October 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Cheers Jim, I strongly recommend the Headbanger!

Ashley · November 3, 2017 at 3:51 am

I love fishing but it can get expensive. I am always looking for a good deal but also good quality. I could fish all day long and hopefully can add one of my fish to your gallery here real soon! I have not been fishing in forever it seems but need to plan a trip here soon and your site was very informative. I have really enjoyed looking at your site.

    Stuart Bowler · November 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks Ashley.

Jared · November 9, 2017 at 6:42 am

I have learned in the past that going cheap is not always the best option, but on this post you have proven that you can go cheap and with a slight modification you will have a product that does the same job as the more expensive ones, which is very cool. I have friends that are avid bass fisherman, will pass on this information to them and let them know about your site, I am sure they will enjoy what you share here.

Keep it up

    Stuart Bowler · November 10, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Cheers Jared, much appreciated.

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