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These little spinners are ideal for ultra lite spinning tackle or your favorite fly rod. Silver & gold Aglias are perfect for taking panfish or trout. Use silver on bright days. Polished brass (gold) blades produce best when it's overcast. Try copper in streams after a heavy rain, or in dark, stained water. Work a single hook Aglia wooly worm through the weeds for great fishing action. All Mepps Ultra Lites are either dressed with natural hackle or a classic wooly worm. Work weed beds, submerged timber, rip-rap, undercut banks... any cover. Mepps quality throughout.

Testimonials


Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Mersey River, Merseylea. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
'' BRIGHT AND WINDY CONDITIONS, BUT STILL MANAGED A FEW '' 20-3-13

After spending a few days on the East Coast and having a spin session in the Upper Scamander River
without even spotting a fish over a kilometer of working the river, it was back to Sheffield a day earlier than originally planned. The wife and I left Scamander around 8.30 am and headed for home and once home the car unpacked, then it was a bit of a rest, some lunch and off to the Mersey River.
When I left Sheffield it was quite overcast but once I reached Merseylea it was clear skies and a gusty Northerly breeze. The river was still low and clear and so I knew it was going to be like the last trip here and that was a tough session, but still landed a few on that trip. So I was feeling confident that even with today's tougher conditions I was still in with a chance of getting a few. Using the same little #00 Mepps Black Aglia I picked up a small brown on the third cast in a fast water section, so this was a great start to the afternoon stint on the river. This fish was no bigger than the small ones from last week and that was the only disappointment to the start, but a fish is a fish what ever size it may be. Next cast I had another hook up and this too was another small brown that tossed the lure as quick as it hit it. Given that there are a lot of small fish around stands good for the future of the Mersey River, as it shows that there has been some good spawning seasons in previous years. Fished on for another 60 meters without siting a fish, but I knew there was still some good water ahead of me.
Came up to the fast water section that runs under the willows on one side of the river, and this was the area that held a few fish last trip here. It was on the second cast in and under a overhanging willow that a nice sized brown hit the spinner hard and then made a run for it. With many snags in this area that was where he headed but I manged to turn him away from them before this solid brown decided to head off with the flow. Downstream we both went, over a long shallow set of riffles and into the next pool where he decided to make a few leaps for freedom. He didn't succeed though as I could see the treble was securely set into his jaw and I new then it was only a matter of time that he would soon be in the landing net. And he was! This brown was no monster size fish, but it did give it's all to escape and fought like every river fish does. After a quick weigh of the fish (while still in the net) and a couple of photos he was soon released for another day. He went 725 gms in total after deducting the weight of the net and so this was a nice size brown and he was sitting in around 4 inches of fast water.
Fished another couple of fast waters and managed to pick up three more browns and another small rainbow from seven hits. The best brown went 340gms and the rest were just tiddlers. I did have two browns that had a dip at the spinner in the willow fast water further upstream, but I ran out of water before they could actually hit the spinner. Some of these willow covered sections hold several large fish, but it is near impossible to flick the spinner in far enough to get them to smash it. The two trout that did have a close look at the spinner were around the 1.5 kg to 2 kg mark and I think I would have had one hell of a battle on my hands had any one of these fish taken the # 00 Aglia and the 4 lb line would surely have been put to the test, and so would have I.
So give me a North West river any day and next time I go East it will be with the salt water gear.

River: Mersey Browns: 4 ( 725gms all released ) Rainbows: 1 (released )
Cheers Adrian
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Mersey River, Merseylea. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
'' SMALL AND MEDIUM TROUT AT MERSEYLEA'' 15-3-13
Shot off to Merseylea late this afternoon for a spin in mainly overcast conditions and light winds, hoping to finally get a few fish and break my dry spell. Arrived around 5.00 pm and found the river to be low and very clear and it was clear of the green cotton like algae that I experienced at Weegena a while back. The river bottom was still covered in a brown slime and there was a lot of water weeds in
it, but this wasn't going to effect me today at all. Why you may ask?? Well I finally got my act together and purchased a pair of breathable waders (Reddington) and a pair of wading boots (Korkers) that came with interchangeable soles. One set of rubber and a set of felt soles. What a difference this set up made from the old reinforced Horne's heavy waist waders, it was just so much easier wading and walking.
Anyway back to the fishing! Started off below the bridge on Native Plains Rd and started working my way upstream using a Black Aglia Mouche spinner and after several casts I could only manage one light hit and miss. Fished on for another 50 or 60 mtrs and did not sight a fish at all, not even a follow. Looks like it's going to be one of those days again I thought to myself, and so it was time for a change of spinner. So it was on with a Gold Black Fury this time and after working the river from one side to the other for the next 100 mtrs the result was still the same. Not a follow or a nudge from a fish at all.
Well to cut a long story short, I tried March Brown and Stonefly Bug spinners, Copper and Black blade Black Fury spinners and all I could manage was one hit and miss in 200 mtrs of river. Decided to go back to the #00 Black Aglia Mouche once again as the sky was now completely covered in heavy cloud. Came across a small section of fast water that was flowing under some overhanging willows, so I thought I would start to flick the spinner into it without (hopefully) not snagging up in the willows.
It was a matter of casting both forehand and backhand into this tight piece of water and the first cast was spot on. No sooner had the spinner hit the water it was fish on! At last I have finally hooked into a nice solid brown, not a big fish but a nice fish that went 340 gms that was quickly unhooked and released for another day.
The next three casts into this small fast water I managed 3 more hits but just couldn't hook them. Still it was great to finally have a few fish having a crack at the spinner for a change. Thought it was time to give the trebles a bit of a sharpen with my small sharpening stone and it was then I noticed a hook missing from the treble. On with a replacement Aglia Mouche and then another cast back into the same area I had another fish on once again. This one was a very small brown of around 180 gms. I had now come to the end of this small fast water section in the willows, but did see another run on the opposite side of the river. Headed to that area and picked up another two small browns and one really small rainbow trout, these three fish would not have weighed any more than 100gms each if that. It was now getting very dark so I decided to have a couple more casts before heading back to the ''Trout Stalker 2'' and I was lucky enough to catch and release one more well conditioned brown that went 410 gms. So what started out to be a slow session turned around to be a bit of fun in the end.
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Meander River, Meander. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
'' MEANDER STILL GIVES UP A FEW FISH IN LOW WATER '' 22-1-13

Cloud cover this afternoon made for me to head off to the Meander River for a session of spinning the fast water once more. Arrived around 3.15 pm and once again as soon as I put my waders on,bingo! Out came the sun again. Not deterred I still hit the river full of confidence and it wasn't too long before I had my first fish on the line and it was a small solid brown of some 240 gms. The river seemed a little lower today than last week when I was here, but the good thing was that the river bottom was still clear of slime & algae. Still hard going scrambling over the rocky bottom though. With the water being crystal clear the fish weren't to be seen in the open areas that had the sun on them at at all. Had a few more hook ups from small browns which I lost as quick as they hit the Mepps Black Aglia spinner before I finally picked one up that tipped the scales at 650 gms. This fish was a nice solid river fish too and it had to get the donger I'm sorry to say as it had swallowed the spinner and damaged it's gills. Fished on for another hour and a half for a catch and release of 4 more browns that were all around 270 gms, plus losing another 5 as well. Called it a day here and decided to go and try the section of river above Barrett's Bridge on my way home. Started from just below the bridge actually and the river here was very low and had quite a lot of green cotton like algea in it plus the river bottom was a little slippery too. Most times that I've fished here the water is normally around knee deep, not today as it was below the knees for most of the 600 mtrs that if fished. Picked up a nice solid little brown (280 gms) in a small piece of fast water just below the bridge and then another right under the bridge. This was a real small brown and would have only been around 140 gms if that.
Caught another brown ( 260 gms ) some 100 mtrs above the bridge and then did not sight a fish from that point on. Finished up calling it a day at 7.00 pm and headed for home. Not the worst day that I have had that's for sure as I did at least pick up a few, and had several hook ups as well in the time I was on the water. Hopefully the Hydro do not let the water level get any lower than it is at the moment as I reckon it will have a big impact on the fishing if they do.
Cheers Adrian
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Meander River, Montana. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
''TOUGH STRETCH OF RIVER RELEASES A FEW BROWNS'' 29-1-13

Fished on of the toughest stretches of the Meander River this afternoon from 2.45pm to 6.15pm in mainly overcast conditions and low, clear water. This stretch of river that I fished is around 1.5 kms in length and always gives up a few fish, but it's tough going and you earn every fish that one catches. It full of every size rock and boulder that can trip you up at any time if your minds not on the job. The thing is to take time and make sure you have good footing under you before taking the next step forward. It varies from water depth below the knees to waist deep in many sections in fast and slow sections of it and one slip and could be a few bruises or a wet backside. This stretch of river has many fast water areas along it which I love to fish especially at this time of year and it does give up some nice medium browns that usually average around 360 gms.
I started off with the ever reliable Mepps Aglia Mouche (black) that I have had set up on the rod for the last few trips since retiring the other Aglia and once again it produced the goods. When fishing this area I flick the little spinner into every bit of river as you'll be surprised were the trout lay in fast water. Many people would bypass some of the water that I flick a spinner into and that's one of the reasons why they don't have a good catch rate. I have and did today catch 13 browns from 17 hook ups in a three and a half hour session in this river as well as many hit and misses. When I had caught eleven browns I thought I would get to a dozen and then call it a day, and then when I caught number twelve I decided to go for thirteen. Well trying to get number thirteen took me another 45 minutes in the end. After several hit and misses I finally had one hooked, and boy was I glad when this fish stayed on the spinner. I was a much worse for wear after going for that last fish that's for sure. In all it was still a great time on the water today and there will be many more ( hopefully )before the season ends that's for sure. The best fish went 480 gms today with the smallest being 270 gms, all fish were released for another day.
River:Meander Browns: 13 (all released)
Cheers Adrian. Webb
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Meander River, Meander. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
'' MEANDER STILL GIVES UP A FEW FISH IN LOW WATER '' 22-1-13

Cloud cover this afternoon made for me to head off to the Meander River for a session of spinning the fast water once more. Arrived around 3.15 pm and once again as soon as I put my waders on, bingo! Out came the sun again. Not deterred I still hit the river full of confidence and it wasn't too long before I had my first fish on the line and it was a small solid brown of some 240 gms. The river seemed a little lower today than last week when I was here, but the good thing was that the river bottom was still clear of slime & algae. Still hard going scrambling over the rocky bottom though. With the water being crystal clear the fish weren't to be seen in the open areas that had the sun on them at at all. Had a few more hook ups from small browns which I lost as quick as they hit the Mepps Black Aglia spinner before I finally picked one up that tipped the scales at 650 gms. This fish was a nice solid river fish too and it had to get the donger I'm sorry to say as it had swallowed the spinner and damaged it's gills. Fished on for another hour and a half for a catch and release of 4 more browns that were all around 270 gms, plus losing another 5 as well. Called it a day here and decided to go and try the section of river above Barrett's Bridge on my way home. Started from just below the bridge actually and the river here was very low and had quite a lot of green cotton like algea in it plus the river bottom was a little slippery too. Most times that I've fished here the water is normally around knee deep, not today as it was below the knees for most of the 600 mtrs that if fished. Picked up a nice solid little brown (280 gms) in a small piece of fast water just below the bridge and then another right under the bridge. This was a real small brown and would have only been around 140 gms if that.
Caught another brown ( 260 gms ) some 100 mtrs above the bridge and then did not sight a fish from that point on. Finished up calling it a day at 7.00 pm and headed for home. Not the worst day that I have had that's for sure as I did at least pick up a few, and had several hook ups as well in the time I was on the water. Hopefully the Hydro do not let the water level get any lower than it is at the moment as I reckon it will have a big impact on the fishing if they do.
Cheers Adrian
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Meander River, Meander. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Lake
'BIG DAY FOR FIRST SPIN SESSION OF 2013' 10-01-13

Finally a day with hardly a breath of wind and also a little cloud cover instead of the bright clear skies, gale force winds and heat. Today I headed off to the Meander River some 50 kms from Sheffield and was on the river for my first cast for 2013 at 7.30 am. The river was low and clear with a good steady flow and plenty of fast water sections plus a bonus, the rocky bottom did not have one bit of slime on it. This makes it much easier for wading even though it's still tough going due to the boulder strewn river. There was not a sign of any insect life or even a fish on the rise which usually works in my favor being a spin fisher. Still had the little 1.5 gm Mepps # 00 Aglia Mouche black blade spinner on the rod as it's the lure that's kept on picking up the odd fish over the past few trips. First section of fast water I fished didn't give a yelp but the next section I did catch two small browns and lost two others as well which was a good start. Then the sun broke through and things went a little quiet as it was beaming straight onto the river and I didn't get a thing over the next 500 mtrs. Not even a follow or a nudge on the spinner until I reached a more shaded section of the river. Here I did pick up two more browns (320gms ea) and hooked and lost three others, so it was looking good once again. Then the cloud thickened up and that's when it all started for the better. Ahead of me was around 1.5 kms of fast water and boy it really gave up some fish over the next 4 hours of spinning. Over this distance and time I had one hell of a session of spin fishing and still with the same little Aglia too. Working every bit of fast water and letting the flow do most of the work by carrying the lure with it while I slowly retrieved it I finished up with 31 hook ups and landed 19 browns during that time.
So after 5-1/2 hours of spinning the Meander River I managed a total of 36 hook ups and landed 23 browns which turned out to be a big day for my first spin session for 2013. The majority of the fish where in the 380gm to 420gm range and really fought hard in the fast water holding as close to the bottom as possible and darting downstream and weaving between the rocky outcrops of the river. The little Mepps Aglia is pretty well knocked around now but still good for a few more trips yet (maybe?)
Cheers Adrian
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Meander River, Montana. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
'' THUNDER AND RAIN DIDN'T STOP ME FISHING'' 19-12-12
by Adrian Webb

Headed to the Meander River this morning with a forecast for thundery showers on and off during the day. It wasn't too bad when I left Sheffield just a light spit of rain now and then but nothing to put my plans for a spin on hold at all. Arrived at my spot on the river and found the river was low and very clear, which I didn't mind because there was very heavy cloud cover and it seemed like it was 8.30pm and not 8.30am. Boy it was dark! As I started to spin my way upstream I could here the rumble of thunder in the distance and then was hit with some light drizzle. Not sure what spinner to use for starters I decided to stick with the black bladed # 00 Aglia Mouche as this has worked really well for me in the last few trips to the rivers. Had a follow and a light nudge with the first few casts but no hook up until I had moved on 30 mtrs further and then hooked and landed a nice solid medium size (320gms) brown trout.
Then a heavy rain shower came through and I never had a touch over the next 150 mtrs of river until it stopped and then I picked up one more brown. The thunder was now getting much closer and it was getting darker which wasn't a good sign of things to come. So picked the pace up a little and started selecting certain sections of river that I knew should be holding fish in them. Hooked four more browns and landed two of them with the biggest going 365gms and was full of fight too as he had made several leaps to escape. A quick photo and he was back in the river, and it was on to the next spot that I hoped was holding fish as another downpour hit. Got in under a big willow tree and stayed there until this shower passed over and then it was back into the river. Over the next 500 mtrs I did hook another five browns (485gms) but could only keep two of them on the spinner as the others threw the lure when leaping for freedom. Now the rain had come along once more and it was again heavy and I was drenched so it was time to head back to the Trout Stalker 2 which was around one and a half kms away. Half way back the rain had eased off and it was a much better walk back from there on. So it wasn't too bad of a day on the Meander given the conditions that I had put up with plus the wind had stayed away during that time as well.
Around a quarter of the way home I felt something on my neck near my shirt collar and found it to be a leech!! Pulled over and yanked him off and then stomped on him and boy was he fat and full of my blood. He must have been on my neck for at least three quarters of an hour as I reckon I picked him up when I walked through a boggy area with low overhanging bushes on the way back to the car. Stuck a small round band- aid on it and headed for home.

River: Meander Fish: 6 ( biggest 485gms. Kept the two biggest )
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Meander River, Meander. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
'' MEANDER RIVER STILL GIVING UP A FEW FISH'' 12-12-12

Had to run a mate and his son to the Launceston Airport this morning and seeing it was overcast conditions I thought I might just put the rod in the car as well. If the conditions stayed as they were I was going to hit the Meander River on the way home, and it was still overcast when I left the airport.
Arrived at one of my favorite stretches of river on Longridge Road and the river level was a little lower than last week but still plenty of flow and it was running clear too. Started off with a #00 Stonefly Bug spinner and had a couple of follows and a few light bumps to the lure but nothing really aggressive yet. Fished with this lure for around 20 minutes with the same thing occurring over and over so a change of lure it was to be. This time it was on with the #00 Aglia Mouche (red tag) spinner the same one that I used last trip to the Meander. This change worked a treat as I had instant success in catching three solid little browns ( 240gms) in the next piece of fast water. Caught another two around the same size and lost four others over the next 500 mtrs before deciding to pack it in here and head over to another part of the Meander that usually fishes okay.
When I arrived there the sun had started to break through the clouds and this was something I didn't want. Any way headed off and walked downstream for around km and started to work my way back and did have a hook up on the second cast and this was a solid Brown of some 2-1/2 to 3lbs. Hooked onto him in a shallow fast water section and did he give me merry hell, but after his third leap out of the river he tossed the spinner. Would have been nice to have netted him taken a photo and released him, but it wasn't to be. Fished on for another hour and covered plenty of river and finished up catching another 8 medium size browns from 15 hook ups .These fish were mainly in the 240 -290 gm range and in very good condition as well. The cloud had really parted now and there was plenty of sun on the water and besides that it was dam hot!! The Nth Easterly breeze was also starting to strengthen and so it was time to call it quits and this I did..
So the Meander River is still fishing pretty good even with today's North Easterly breeze and clear water, just hope it continues to do so. Still a few caddis moths about but nowhere near a thick as last week, but there were quite a few Black Spinners about today. Finished up catching and releasing 13 Browns for the session today, another top day with the Mepss Aglia (black) Mouche Noire spinner.
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Mersey River, Weegena. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
'' BETTER FISHING IN TODAYS CONDITIONS '' 14-12-12

Well it was much better conditions this morning with foggy,light drizzle and a little humid plus the barometer was steady. Shot off to Weegena and had a spin in the Mersey River and on arriving the fog had lifted and I noticed the water was nice and clear but there was a lot of water weed and algae in the river. Stayed with the same lure that I had on during yesterdays failed fishing trip to Merseylea and it was the # 00 Aglia Mouche Black Blade spinner. After bashing my was through the willows that have now taken over one side of the river that was always easy to access, I finally hit the water and had a rainbow hooked on my first flick of the spinner. This fish gave me one hell of a battle and I thought this is the way to start the day off that's for sure. Couldn't work out why he was so hard to get this fish to the net then I spotted the reason why. He was hooked in the tail with the drop fly. Finally got this medium sized rainbow into the net and unhooked him and of he went, he was around 360gms and in very good condition. Wasn't long after that and it was fish on once again and this time it was a proper take of the spinner by a ripper of a rainbow that did give me one tough battle in the fast water. This fish went 710 gms and was in prime condition too, kept this fish for the smoker.
Fished on for another 150 mtrs or so and have a few follows and light nudges and like yesterday they were not aggressive fish. It wasn't to much longer when working the spinner downstream along the edge of some bull rushers that I hooked my first brown for the morning and it was a nice solid fish that went 565gms, another kept for the smoker. Caught another two browns in very good condition and these were released for another day, these two fish went 540 gm & 580 gms. Kept working on upstream and had a few more hit and misses and hooked and lost another four fish, three browns and a rainbow.
All four fish made their escape as they made their leaps for freedom which they succeeded in doing.
Next and last section of fast water I was to fish before calling an end to the mornings session I did hook and land the best brown of the day, a brown that went 695 gms and he did give me a good run for his money too. But I won this battle and it wasn't long before he was in the net. This fish was also kept to be given to the lovely old couple next door to me in Sheffield. Caught one more medium brown of 355 gms that was released for another day as well before hauling myself out of the Mersey River. So it was a much better day in the Mersey today that's for sure and the Mepps Aglia Mouche Noire (red tag) still keeps on picking up fish.

**River: Mersey **Fish: 5 Browns 2 Rainbows
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Meander River. Meander, Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
LATE START AND STILL BAGGED A FEW '' 7-12-12

Great morning to be on a river with light fog and a cool morning, but it wasn't to be as I had to do the fortnightly grocery shopping etc in Devonport. Not that it took that long as I was in there and back home by 9.45am and on my way to the Meander River by 10.30.
Started off spinning from below Barrett's Bridge on Longridge Road and had a Mepps #OO Stonefly Bug spinner on as it was now 11:25am and the sun had burnt a lot of the cloud off. So with the sun on the water plus the river being low and clear that was the way to go as I thought. Had a few follows, but no hits at all so decided I would try an #OO Aglia Mouche ( Black Blade )with the red tag treble set up on it. Cast across the river and into a shaded area and had instant success not on the Aglia but on the drop fly (black spinner)that I had set up on the anti-kink, it was a nice brown that went 375 gms on the scales. Then over the next 200 mtrs, I caught and released another three medium size browns before deciding to try a few kilometers further upstream where I knew there would be more shade on the river.
Stuck with the same MEPPS #OO Aglia Mouche (red tag) spinner and it wasn't too long before I bagged another nice brown and this was a little better than the last one as this fish went 440 gms and finished up being the biggest for the day. Kept on plodding along in the river which was a little deeper and did have reasonably good shade on the opposite side from the heavy vegetation along the river banks. I just kept working the shaded areas and picked up several more browns over the next three quarters of a kilometer plus a 330 gm rainbow that took the drop fly in a fast water section of the river. It was now 4:45pm and time to give it away as the last 100 mtrs I could only manage three hook ups but lost ever one of them, plus I was buggered as I had been in the river for over 5 hours. Still it was a reasonable days fishing in these conditions and one that I thought would be a struggle to get a few fish in. I finished up catching 16 browns, one rainbow and lost seven other fish in that time plus had at least a dozen or so hit and misses. So,yes, I went home quite satisfied today for sure and I did keep two browns and the one rainbow for the smoker. The light weight Mepps #OO Aglia Mouche (red tag) did the job today that's for sure.
Cheers, Adrian.
Reviewer:R Todd (Small Lakes And Ponds Eastern Nebraska)
Fish Caught:Bluegill (Bream, Brim)
Bought a couple Mepps sizes 0 and 1 for trout fishing during a trip to Colorado last year. Never considered using them on Panfish until I got tired of fishing with natural baits for Bluegill in Nebraska. Tied on a size 0 Ultra-Lite and on almost every cast the lure was hit or a Bluegill was pulled in. Can't wait to try a larger size for Largemouths!
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Minnow River, Beaulah, Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
Well what I thought that fishing the Minnow River was going to be a loss, it all turned around after 20 minutes of spinning in bright sunny conditions. Fished a 1km section of river that I haven't
been to for about 6 yrs and this stretch of river has quite a bit of dense scrub along it, it gave up a few browns today. The river was fairly low and still had it's usual dark tannin colour to it which I
don't mind as this gives the fish that beautiful golden glow, when out of the water and makes for a great photo. Started off with a Mepps #00 Gold Aglia spinner and things were a little slow for a while as I never had a follow or even spooked a fish in the shallow water. Then after spinning my way slowly upstream finally hooked into a nice solid little brown and after a brief fight had this 510gm fish on the bank for a quick photo and then released back for another day. Over the next 150 meters or so had two more hook-ups but these didn't hang around as they were off the spinner as quick as they hit it. I wasn't too bothered though as I was happy with how the day had gone so far and it was still a top afternoon on the Minnow. Another 100 meters or so I and then hooked into another fat brown and this fish was a little smaller than the first was also released back into the river. With only a short distance left before getting back to the Trout Stalker ute the brown of the day, he gave me one hell of a fight in this small body water. After racing upstream and then back down again and making several leaps for freedom he was on the river bank, and it was a beautiful golden specimen too.
The red spots with the white rings around them really stood out on this fish that tipped the scales at 690gms of pure muscle, only problem was he had swallowed the Aglia and was bleeding from the
gills. When this happens, I never put them back into the river as they won't survive any way, so out with the donger and it was all over in a flash. This stretch of river doesn't allow for any mistakes when casting as it has a lot of very tight stretches of water and acurracy is a must. So, yes I had another great day out on one of Tassies great little streams once again, hmmmmmmmm! Just love them, cheers. Adrian Webb, Tasmania, Australia
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Minnow River, Lower Beaulah, Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
Decided to go and have another stint of spinning in the Minnow River again this afternoon and it was another fine day on it too. Great weather conditions once again greeted us so headed to one of my other overgrown areas of the river. After bush bashing my way there I slipped into the river and started spinning my way upstream using the same #00 gold Aglia and it wasn't too long before I had my first fish. This one didn't have the bright rich colours like yesterdays fish but it was still a nice solid brown at 460gms. As I fished on, I had another few hit and misses over the next 100 -150
metres before landing another 2 browns and these were smaller fish of 340gms each, but still great little battlers. Finally when I was nearly to the bush exit to where the ute was I hooked two more of
which only the one was landed. All fish caught today were in excellent condition and released to fight another day hopefully. If we get a few good days of rain in the next week fishing should pick
up as there were still quite a few fish about that were spooked by my movement in the water. This is always a problem when fishing in very low water, the sound of movement on the bottom does it
every time. It's always harder in rivers like the Minnow that are small and shallow plus with the dark colour of the water you can't see where you are placing your feet. But that's what makes it so good and it's a real challenge that I love every time I hit this river, or any river actually. This stretch of river is also very challenging and accurate casting is required for nearly 85%-90% of the time. If you stray off line and have to go and retrieve the lure then all you do is spook any fish that's ahead of you. All that does is make it that little bit harder to get into some fish and can ruin your day.
Reviewer:Fisherman J (Lake Gogebic, Michigan)
Fish Caught:Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Walleye
Works Great!
Reviewer:Justin Terp (Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Streams)
Fish Caught:Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow
I've never found a better, more consistently effective trout lure than the Mepps 00 Ultra Lite dressed single. Maroon, black, and white have all worked exceptionally for me. I've caught countless brookies and rainbows on Wisconsin and Upper Michigan streams. It fools even the most wiley native trout. I've caught smallmouth, bluegill, perch, you name it on this lure. 2-pound smooth casting line, an ultra lite rod and reel set-up, and a Mepps 00 is all I need on the water.
Reviewer:Cole Sosebee (Southeast U.S., Georgia)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye
This is my go-to lure when fishing gets tough. I have caught everything from a 2 ounce bluegill to a 4 pound largemouth on this fantastic lure! Great job Mepps!!!
Reviewer:Bryon (Warren, Michigan)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
This is the best spinner Mepps makes in my experience. I've been out more than once with a lot of people fishing an area and not getting much of anything while I'm getting trout to at least hit on every cast with these. I like all three colors(Silver, Gold and Copper) be sure to change it up often. These are a great trout lure, one of my best without a doubt but they also catch some BIG bass and panfish. Not to mention I've had good size northern pike go after these as well. All in all an awesome lure for any ultra lite fisherman and that's why I always have 5 of every color in my box.
Reviewer:Bryon (Warren, Michigan)
Fish Caught:Trout, Rainbow
I absolutely love these for stream trout. Silver, Copper or Gold are all great and I keep at least half a dozen of each in my box at all times. Without a doubt my go-to spinner in streams. In faster or deeper water, I add a split shot about a foot from the spinner to keep the lure down deeper and I always fish it S-L-O-W. I prefer the single hook because I do a lot of C&R fishing and the single hook does less damage to the fish. As an added bonus they don't snag as easy as the trebles.
Reviewer:John Millis (All Over Colorado, Colorado)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Grayling - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Cutthroat - Trout, Rainbow
These are great with a 4"9 ultral-lite rod and 2lb test line. I wish I could find them in more stores. WalMart always has a few... but never enough!
They may be small... But I have caught trout well over 20 inches on them!
One of my favorite's!
Reviewer:Ammon Fox (Ashley National Forest, Utah)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
We got up really early in the morning to get us some fish for breakfast, but, for the first hour we didn't even feel a nibble. I tied on the Mepps Ultra Lite treble and pulled out a brook trout on the second cast. I moved up to where my friend was fishing and cast in and pulled out a big rainbow. He asked me for one of my Aglia Ultra Lites and in an hour and a half we went back to camp with 6 nice fish including a giant brown. Not to mention the half dozen we released.
Reviewer:Bryon (Warren, Michigan)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth
I love this product for Trout. I've caught alot of Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass as well and some great panfish. This without a doubt is the lure I depend on for Trout. I don't know what I'd do if you guys quit making it. I like to fish it as slow as possible for nice Browns and 'Bows. My biggest Brown on this was 16 inches and the Rainbow was 22 inches. This lure definitely caught me some great fish including an 8 lb largemouth and a 6 lb. Smallie.

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