It seems like every spring, a lot of the bass anglers I meet are throwing all the hot new lures they bought with their Christmas gift cards. If it’s new, they can’t get it wet fast enough, and they’re hoping whatever “it” is becomes a fresh magic bullet. We’re always looking for the hot ticket, no doubt, but that mentality always seems amplified in spring because of the cabin fever release. I’m all for new techniques and technology, but I warn you: Don’t ever forget about the tricks that were oh-so-familiar to you a generation ago. You know, all the stuff that’s considered “old school” now. I’ve always said lures that catch fish aren’t cyclical to the fish, just to the fishermen. Here are a few such lures—a few of my personal favorites—that seem to fly under the radar in spring.