Baits straight from the Christmas tree

While they may wind up in a tree, these lures are based on the holiday tree in your living room.

Updated: January 13, 2005, 2:35 PM ET
By Taylor Wilson | Special to ESPN Outdoors.com

When I think fishing lures and trees I think of my inability to cast — accurately or otherwise.

But hey, I can live with it, even if I do "decorate" trees year-round, and not just at Christmas.

Many are the trees out there that have at least one bobber or bait of some sort hanging from it that I have basically sacrificed to the fishing gods because I got it hung up and could not retrieve it.

Maybe I was ahead of my time? It has become somewhat acceptable or "fish-fashionable" ...

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Baits straight from the Christmas tree