Fishing has become a game of speed, at least among high-visibility bass pros who dazzle the public eye with fast boats, monster motors, and robotic casting routines measured in cycles per minute. But fishing was not always like this, and for many anglers it still is not. The less visible majority still fishes at a slower, subtler pace for bass or trout, stripers or muskies, pickerel or perch. It's a classic pace that evolved around classic lures, bits of timeworn cedar and tin and steel. Think of the plug your grandfather gave you, perhaps, or the spinner on which you took your first trout. This link to tradition breeds confidence with every cast. Time-honored lures are proven lures, after all, and fishing with any one of these classics is always an occasion for optimism.