Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First Look: Yakima Original Rooster Tail Spinner

Roster Tail Spinner

Spinners are one of my favorite lure types for several reasons. On of the main ones is that they can be used to catch a wide verity of fish. From all sorts of panfish, bass, walleye to trout, spinners are a effective way to catch them all. That's why am always glad to add a spinner or two to my tackle box. The latest one to enter my collection is the Yakima Bait Wordens Original Rooster Tail Spinner which I purchased for about $3 dollars.

My first impression was that the spinner looks and feels like a quality spinner that should be good at catching fish. The body has a dark green color that fades into a bright orange. The hook is covered up by a light yellow puffy tail that should make it more visible in the water. The main reason I chose this particular spinner was the gold color blade. I wanted something very shiny so I figured gold should do the trick. The blade is attached to the body by a fine wire which allows it to spins around freely.

Judging from the first look this spinner should perform well and catch fish. We'll find out in the next week or two when I get back to fishing. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

First Look: Strike King Series 3 Crankbait

The Strike King Pro-Model Series 3 Crankbait has arrived at my doorstep today. The crankbait comes in a variety of colors and the one I ordered is in a light green. This is a medium diving crankbait which dives about 6 to 8 feet deep. It comes with a rattling ball inside and when shaken you can definitely hear the ball inside make some noise. The overall body length is about 2.5 inches which is about the size of a standard crankbait. It also has a nice smooth glossy finish which makes it look like a quality crankbait that should catch fish. The two tri-hooks are super sharp and are well mounted on.

This particular Strike King Series 3 Crankbait in green color costs $5.39 which isn't too expensive. The next step will be to take it out on the lake and test the performance. Judging from the first look, it seems like this Strike King Crankbait will be a great addition to my tackle box.