Don’t get bogged down in tackle detail for this style of fishing, as all you need is a short rod and a small reel loaded with 8-12 lb braid.
Small streams such as the one that I’m fishing today contain small perch, like the 4 oz sample that came first drop, and pike of anything up to doubles.
Do not be afraid of getting snagged, as predatory fish hide under the snags, so the lure has to get close enough to tempt them.
To retrieve a snagged lure, you need to grab the main line and pull it, but be sure to turn your head away, just in case the lure comes shooting out towards you. The hooks will usually open out and the lure will come away from the snags slowly. It is then a simple case of bending the hooks back into shape with a pair of pliers.