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Meaney

Spin, Dart, Twitch, and Wobble

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What is your favorite/must have trout fishing lures?

I was looking at buying some YO-ZURI SNAP BEAN's. Anyone have luck with the beans?

Thought about posting under the trout forum, but I like to hear it straight from the rochester guys..

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#1. 1/2 nightcrawler or crappie minnow on a small panfish hook with a splitshot 12" up the line

#2. brook trout pattern floating rapala

#3. roostertails/panthermartin/mepps, spinners

i have never tried flyfishing, im guessing i'd just end up with a huge mess of line,branches, and probably myself, but i'm sure flys work great too

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It's hard to beat the old night crawler or red worm for trout. When I'm not using a worm my old stand by are panther marting lures. My favorite is a gold blade with a black body. I've found that panther martin's are alot easier to make the blade spin especially in faster moving water.

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#11 or #9 Black and silver or shiner patterned Original Floating Rap

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Solid white rooster tail silver blade all you need.

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Ive got the fever for some 60 degree trout fishing days!

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#1: Silver blue fox vibrax spinner (These are awesome, very good internal swivel)

#2: Gold or Black floating rapala's or Husky Jerk's bigger is usually better than small...otherwise you can't cast em worth a darn.

#3: Rooster tail (White or Yellow)

#4: Panter martin's

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how about the SNAP BEAN. anybody use these? do they work well?

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i'd tell you all my secrets, but i'm not from rochester cool.gif

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Hey Meaney, I have used the Snap Bean. They are not very good lures I had to do some major adjusting just to get them to run strait. They are also very light and make it tough to cast them. If you are looking for small crank bait I think it is Strike King that makes good small crank baits. I use them in the summer for crappie.

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thanks for the info hooves, those beans did look light. what pound line were you using with the snap bean?

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I use 4lb florcarbon on my ulra light pole. which i mainly used with the snap bean.

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I've used the snap beans with good success before to locate crappies - and agree with the observation they are difficult to cast.

My favorite trout lures when I lived down there were:

1: Yozuri Pin's minnow - same size as the #7 Rap - brook trout color.

2: Yozuri Pin's minnow - same size as the #7 Rap - rainbow trout color.

3: Yozuri Pin's minnow - same size as the #7 Rap - any other color.

I really like the way the Yozuri casts and retrieves with a tight wobble and have had my best days with them.

With that said I've seen Jim W. do amazing things with those Raps.

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well, i went out today and nailed em' with a #7 original rap in a rainbow trout color. i still like the countdown when you go to the really small sizes, but the bigger raps are gonna be in my box from now on. move over panther martin. cool.gif i thought i'd resurect this since your season is gonna start soon.

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if i could only take 2 lures...

1) Storm baby thunderstick silver

2) panther martin #4 brass blade black body yellow spots

good luck

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Nice one Neil! I do also prefer the bigger Rapalas

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