I walked into Tom’s Bait and Tackle this morning in Narrowsburg, NY to pick out a lure for this week.
Lure of the Week
Just a few weeks ago I covered the Blue Fox Vibrax shallow diver. This week I’m moving on to it’s not too distant cousin, the Flash Deep Runner. The size I picked up is size 2, the 3/16 ounce. The reason I’m covering another blue fox so soon is because when shopping for a fisherman they are a very affordable brand and in my opinion you can never have enough spinners.
The Wally Diver is a popular lure designed and made popular by famous fisherman, Cotton Cordell. You may notice that the pictured Wally Diver here is not a signature Cotton Cordell lure however mechanically speaking it is the generic equivalent to one of these very famous lures.
I’ve never really heard much from other anglers about the Hot n’ Tot nor have I used one myself that I can recall but I was in Gander Outdoors recently looking for a lure to review with my wife and she picked it out for me. The only rules I gave her were that it had to be “neat looking” and not one that I’ve done already.
Blue Fox makes a classic spinner dubbed the Classic Vibrax which ranges in size and color among other defining features. Today though, I’m looking at the new car on the lot so to speak, the new and improved Super Vibrax shallow. Specifically I am looking at the size 3/16 ounce, blue shallow Super Vibrax Spinner.
The Rat-L-Trap, pronounced ‘rattle trap,’ is a kind of crankbait, designed without a lip. Instead, it has a tie-on ring located just past the top of the head and a flat ridge along the top of the lure that slopes outwards once past the tie-on.
It sounds like a fighter jet or maybe even the new model of BMW, but the Rapala J-7 is as effective as it is uncreative in title. The lure is of course produced by Rapala and the ’J’ in J-7 refers to the joint in the lure. The 7 refers to the size of the lure.
In many of the recent Lures I’ve compared them to or mentioned the crankbait. So it’s about time that I actually cover one. There are a lot of crankbaits out there, and for the most part they don’t have defining names. Some do, but in terms of knowing the difference between products, it helps to know who made the crankbait.
I think I am cursed by frogs, frog lures that is. This week I tried out the frog by Rebel. It isn’t a floating frog like the one I tried from Lunkerhunt a few weeks back. This frog was completely different in design and function. It is only about as heavy as a #2 spinner, and 2 inches long counting the rear hook.
The Booyah Pond Magic is an interesting lure. It looks like a buzzbait, but is really a spinner-bait. The Booyah Pond Magic has a wire frame harness that swims with a jig-head on bottom with the hook facing up. It has inserted eyes, rubber tassels around the hook, and two blades that spin on mounted swivels above the jig-head.