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HookJaw  
#1 Posted : Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:27:05 PM(UTC)
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shebs  
#2 Posted : Thursday, November 22, 2018 6:13:12 PM(UTC)
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Not yet, saw they had a sale on them so I might have to grab a few...check their FB of you're not on the email list, sales links are usually posted there.
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Gurth  
#3 Posted : Friday, November 23, 2018 12:40:21 AM(UTC)
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Yeah I’m gonna grab a few and will report back once I give em a go.
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weiliwen  
#4 Posted : Friday, November 23, 2018 3:55:53 PM(UTC)
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What size(s) do you plan to buy?
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Gurth  
#5 Posted : Friday, November 23, 2018 5:17:32 PM(UTC)
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I ordered size 6 and 9.

The 9s are on back order.
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Gurth  
#6 Posted : Friday, November 30, 2018 12:38:48 PM(UTC)
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Mine have arrived. Got the gold blade and the rainbow trout pattern.

Hope to get somewhere this weekend.

Curious to see how they retrieve and spin in a current.

My guess is that they’ll be no more or less effective than the normal ones and it’d be hard to quantify anyway.

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Gurth  
#7 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 12:52:49 AM(UTC)
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Got out today and gave them a try.

Initial impressions are negative for me.

They ride high in the water - much higher than the same weight teardrop spinner.

In addition, they move through the water with a lot less resistance, meaning that it hardly feels like a lure is on or it feels like a regular PM feels like when it's not spinning.

So with that in mind, I doubt that it's causing as much of a stir under water and may not attract as many hits.

I did get one though...


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Doubt I'll be getting more.

A couple of possible niches though...

Needing a heavier lure to make a long cast that won't sink as much coz you're in shallow water.

Maybe spooky fish will like them better because they don't make as much of a commotion.
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rschmidt  
#8 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:07:47 PM(UTC)
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Not a fan of willow leaf blades for the reasons you cite. I do like the wide willow blades which are the width of regular PM inline blades. Probably getting out today. Will see if any fish are cooperative. Happy Fishing! Ron
weiliwen  
#9 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:07:50 PM(UTC)
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I appreciate the report from a true Subject Matter Expert! Much better than the usual marketing hype from the manufacturer.ThumpUp
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NBrevitz  
#10 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 1:41:13 AM(UTC)
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I never liked the look of the Willow Strike for stream fishing. That said, I’m sure they could have useful lake fishing applications. Long casts to fish in shallow shorelines?

Thanks for the report Gurth.
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