Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

This week’s photo challenge is “Future Tense“. The photos below are of big, colourful fishing lures. The significance of these for this challenge, are that Willie is looking forward to a major fishing trip to Gabon – a country in West Africa. He’s getting very excited about it! Every free moment is spent thinking about, planning for and collecting equipment for the trip.

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These lures have bodies up to 20cm (approx 8 inches) long, with hooks that are 5cm (approx 2 inches) long i.e. they are BIG lures, intended to catch some very big fish! ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

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They even have “eyes” like regular fish. ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

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Some nasty looking hooks. ©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

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21 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense”

  1. March 24, 2013 at 4:44 am #

    Those are some good size lures…

    • March 24, 2013 at 8:06 am #

      Yep! Like Eha said (comment below) I’m also keen to see photos of the fishes those lures catch.

      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! 🙂

  2. Eha
    March 24, 2013 at 5:05 am #

    Wow! These must be some of the biggest lures I have ever seen! Now: we want to see fishes of equivalent size pictured on your blog!! Gabon: know where it is and that is about all! Hope no nasty diseases [nasty injections?] and no nasty two-legged problems attendant to the trip 🙂 ! Shall be waiting for all snippets of news and lady, look after yourself well, that means very well, in Willie’s absence! love . . .

    • March 24, 2013 at 8:11 am #

      I think they’re some of the biggest lures Willie has ever bought. Am also keen to see the photos from this trip. Not just the fishes, but also the area. It borders on a nature reserve and rain forest areas. Willie has got all his shots, so hopefully he won’t get sick with some strange tropical disease. I am a bit worried about him going to such a remote place, but he’ll be staying in a professionally run fishing camp. I won’t be alone here at home – my mother is coming to stay with me. Will give us a chance to have a quality visit and catch up – haven’t seen her for a while.

      • Eha
        March 25, 2013 at 5:58 am #

        🙂 !

  3. March 24, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Sounds like the anticipation and planning is part of the journey. Would be interesting to know which is the prize lure at the end of the trip! Pink for sailfish, white for wahoo, yellow for tuna??

  4. March 25, 2013 at 2:31 am #

    Wow – those are really big lures. I love all the colors.
    Hope Willie has a great trip!

  5. March 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Those are incredibly big and colourful lures – how bizarre that they even have eyes! Almost creepy… To be honest, I feel a little sorry for the fishies when I look at those hooks.

    • March 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

      Yes, it does seem cruel, doesn’t it. Willie and his fishing buddies normally do catch and release. But still, I’d think those hooks hurt.

      • March 29, 2013 at 7:43 am #

        Oh yes, definitely! I didn’t realise they would ‘catch and release’ – though I suppose they’ll keep a couple for lunch or supper!

      • April 5, 2013 at 11:43 am #

        Yes, some of the fish are kept to feed the camp.

  6. Madoqua
    March 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Lures are so brightly coloured, I have been lured into buying them quite often! Not as big as these though – I am not sure I would know what to do with a fish big enough to chase these!
    I hope Willie has a great trip!

    • April 5, 2013 at 11:44 am #

      Ha – do you go fishing too? I’m waiting to see the photos of what they pull out. As I said to Reggie, it’s mostly catch and release so most of the fishes will be set free again.

  7. May 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    I know I’m late coming to the post but I’m so interested to hear Willie’s going all the way up to West Africa for a fishing trip. Why Gabon? I don’t know anything about Gabon or anyone who’s been there. Look forward to seeing his pictures.

    • May 4, 2013 at 8:20 am #

      Hi Rosie! Nice to hear from you. I haven’t been online much recently either. Am way behind in my posts – have a number sitting in my drafts folder waiting to be finished and published.

      Willie had a great time in Gabon. West Africa is so different from Southern Africa. He caught some very big fish, and also had a wonderful adventure. He brought back some wonderful photos, which I hope to post soon . . . 🙂

      • May 4, 2013 at 8:22 am #

        Good to hear that there’s still big fish off the coast of Gabon.


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