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Bass caught on Black Fury
photo by Bucky D'Agostino

The Black Fury with a plain treble hook is one of the great all-time Mepps spinners. The special Black Fury blade spins closer to the body than the classic Aglia blade so it easily fishes shallow to mid-depths. All Mepps Black Furys are excellent low light (early morning, evening or overcast) spinners as well as a perfect choice for sunny days when contrast with the brightness of the water, weeds and structure is needed. Whether you select a plain or dress Black Fury is strictly personal preference. Most panfish and bass fishermen prefer dressed spinners, while most trout and salmon fishermen prefer plain treble hook Black Furys. Either is very effective at catching a wide variety of freshwater game fish. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and walleye fishermen should also consider a Black Fury Combo.

Black Fury Dressed Treble

The dressed Black Fury is one of the great all-time Mepps spinners for catching everything from trophy largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike and musky, to panfish and small stream trout. All dressed Black Furys feature either natural squirrel tail or bucktail.

Black Fury Combo

Mepps Black Fury Combos are almost weedless, making them perfect for everything from trophy largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye and northern pike, to panfish and small stream trout. All Mepps Black Fury Combos feature a Mister Twister Keeper Hook and come with three genuine Mister Twister Curly Tail Grubs.


Reviewer:Jamal Jenkins (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth
In low visibility, I've caught close to a dozen smallmouth on the same fluorescent red dot and black spinner in a few hours. Mepps gets 5 out of 5.
Reviewer:Eddie Johns ()
I have two Black Fury baits that I bought in the 70's. I still use them today in bass tournaments. After retiring from teaching and fishing bass tournaments for 31yrs, I still find them to be a very productive bait. I now fish the Bassmaster opens. This year as a co angler but not again. I will fish as a pro next year. I have nine sponsors.
Mepps has been an intrigal part of my many wins and top ten finishes over the long career. I still fish these same two when the situation calls for it. My son uses them now and I've allowed him to as I taught him secrets to using them. He is as hooked on them as I've been over all these years and loves catching bass on them.
Great product. Long lasting. Fish catching. Easy to use. Very versatile bait. Has worked for me in all conditions over time.
Reviewer:Robbie Burns (Lake Fryer, Texas)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Walleye - Barracuda
I bought the lure being a little skeptical seeing not very many reviews or product testing; even on YouTube there wasn't much. I bought the Black Fury in sizes 1,2 and 3. The number 2 & 3 are awesome! It's almost every other cast you'll get something on the Black Fury. The catch was almost 3lbs and I just recently caught an 8lb largemouth. It's an awesome lure and is a fish magnet. A must have for anybody who loves to throw a lure around.
Reviewer:Noland Michels (St. Lawrence River, Wellsley Island, New York)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Perch, Yellow - Pickerel - Pike, Northern - Walleye
Whenever I go out fishing anywhere I always make sure I carry AT LEAST 2 Black Fury's dressed. My personal preference is Black/Chartreuse in a #5. I have caught countless Northerns on these (and I only retire them after the paint and stickers are mostly shredded off by teeth marks). I currently have 3 of them with all of the paint stripped off and another on the way. They produce bar none. I had a fishing competition just this past week. Fishing was real rough as only 4 Northerns were caught. 3 of them were by me with the Black Fury. I have never gone out with this lure and not caught a fish. I am amazed at the successfulness of this lure and highly recommend it to all of my friends and anyone else who is reading this! Mepps has my loyalty and money for life!
Reviewer:Thomas Nichols (Bangor, Maine)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth
This is my go to lure, I love this lure, what more can I say, its a "killer". If you haven't tried one DO IT!! You will not regret it. Just pick the size you need. AWESOME!!
Reviewer:Kevin Leslie (Geneva Lake, Lake Geneva Wisconsin, Wisconsin)
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth
Out breaking in new boat for first time with wife and son. Stopped and casted a Black Fury in 10 feet of water. First fish was a nice smallmouth that I released about 5 feet from the boat as it jumped and danced on the water!!!!!!!!! LOL. Boated two more and released. Wife caught several rock bass and son, well, he caught a cray fish and a small clam!!!!!!! He was using a Black Fury too. I guess they do catch anything!!!!!

Thanks Mepps
Reviewer:Henry Rogge (Wisconsin River, Wisconsin)
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth - Pike, Northern - Walleye
Went up for opening weekend and couldn't catch a thing in the boat. Went down to the dam with my friend and sister, then, BOOM! We had three really nice pike, an eighteen inch smallie, and a walleye. THANKS MEPPS!!!
Reviewer:Bob Hayett (Heritage Lake, Olathe, Kansas)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, White - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Catfish, Channel - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye
I have found that Black Furies work amazingly well in two situations: In and around rocky shorelines and reeling them fast over spawning fish. I caught nearly a ten pound largemouth last year right next to a rocky shore.
Reviewer:Jerry (Farm Pond, Dobson, N.C., North Carolina)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Catfish, Blue - Catfish, Channel - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Perch, Yellow - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
I have often said that most largemouth bass anglers spend a lifetime hoping to catch at least one that weighs 5 lbs., or more. Yesterday, I was "lucky" enough to catch 4 that weighed a total of 29 lbs., 15 ounces, with the larger one being 9 lbs., 5 ounces, and the "smaller" one 5 lbs., and 15 ounces. But "the big one got away'! I hooked one which I brought to the boat, and just as I reached for what looked to be a 10 + pound fish he broke the swivel, and left with my Black Fury lure. Mepps lures are the best for crappie, and bass!!
Reviewer:Lance Faulkender (Stollies Pond, Spencer, Iowa)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Pike, Northern
First time ever fishing with this lure. This evening I caught my largest bass of my lifetime at roughly 23in. which state record is 23.5in. I'm impressed and will definitely be using Mepps more often. I'm hooked.
Reviewer:Kendall (Cedar Creek, Oregon, Oregon)
Fish Caught:Steelhead
So, it was a thunderstorm kind of day; warm, rainy, sunbreaks, typical. I decided, hey, I'm gunna head down to Cedar and see if I can get me a fish or two. I had bought 2 Bluefox MJ's #4 knowing that with those I was going to get something. I get down to the river about 6:30pm, not as many people, so that was going good. There was one guy fishing where I wanted to fish, so, I just went down stream 15 yards or so. First cast, snag my brand new spinner up, put on my other MJ and continue casting and I make it about 15 casts before I lose that spinner. I used two more Bluefoxs in the process, losing a total of 4 spinners. There's a lot of line out in the water. So, I look in my tackle and see I have a Black Fury spinner #3 and I say what the heck.. 3 casts in, and a few prayers, and I thought I snagged up on some line again, next thing I know a huge fish is jumping out of the water and I'm thinking, whoa, looks like a fish. Then I realize I have the fish on. Yahooo!!! I landed that baby she weighed just over 11 lbs and had eggs. It was chrome and beautiful. Thank you Mepps.
Reviewer:James (Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Pike, Northern - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow
This lure works fantastic in deep rocky water where visibility is low. It retrieves smoothly and casts perfectly (as in weight). I use the No. 2 mainly and catch about 8 trout per day in the 9-11" inch range. The dressed lures even attract 2-3 lb. bass in at times. Overall a great lure made by the best in the business.
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Meander River, Meander. Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

Had an email from a friend who fished in the National Fly Fishing Championship on the weekend and he told me that there had been around 300 or more Rainbow Trout stocked into the Meander River for the Tournament. These fish were around an average weight of a 1lb (500gms) plus a few in the 3lb 4 lb range as well and that being Championship it works on a catch and release and also barbless hooks too. So this meant that there were still all those rainbows still in the river to be caught, plus there were also a few Atlantic Salmon put in too in the 4 5 lb mark. I decided to head up to the small township of Meander for a late afternoon spin session and on my arrival there were around 11 or so fly fishermen in the river here. So that was the end of it for me in this area so I headed further downstream to another spot that I was told that a hundred or so rainbows had been released into the river. Good decision too! Not a single person to be seen which was a relief. Walked down through several paddocks next to the river for at least 1.5kms before heading into the river and stayed with the same little #00 Mepps Copper Black Fury spinner that's been doing such a great job on several trips now. Well, first cast and I hooked into a little brown (220gms) which rather took me by surprise as I wasn't expecting a fish that quick. Still it's the start one always hopes for isn't it. Then three casts later in the same section of river I had another small (230gms) brown on, now this is really looking good. But where's these rainbows?? Anyway by the time I had fished this 30 mtr section of river I had caught and released a total of four browns with the biggest going 440 gms.
Now the next section of water was one that used to always fish very well and gave up several fish on many trips here. It didn't let me down today either as I picked up another three small browns and finally my first rainbow for the day at the top end of the section. Nice solid fish that went 440gms and had some great colour to it as well. This fish had three or four hits at the spinner before finally being hooked. This fish was being kept for the smoker too as it's been a long time since I did some smoked trout. Well the next two stretches of river only gave up the one small brown 260gms and there was some really good looking water that I reckon should have been holding a few fish, but it wasn't to be. So then it was onto the next long stretch of river that had a nice medium flow to it with a small fast water at the top end. Real good looking piece of river this was, and it finished up being a ripper of a stretch too. I had three hit and misses in the first 20 mtrs from small browns and then when I had reached around half way up this section it was fish on and yes, Rainbow Trout again. Another solid fish and this one went 550gms and was in top condition too.
I stayed in the one spot here and worked the spinner to the opposite bank and then with a slow retrieve and letting it drift with the flow I picked up another nine rainbows without having to move. I did change the spinner after I had caught the first four as they were a little finicky and so I went with a small Rapala CD1 in the brown trout pattern and this worked a treat too. I really had to work this lure as well because they weren't really attacking it either and one had to work it as to entice them to hit the little CD1. Another change of lure now and this time it was to be a #0 Mepps copper Black Fury.
I decided to move and leave this section of river that still had quite a few rainbows still there to be caught next trip, which will be around 7.30am Thursday morning. Well the last stretch of river gave up another nice brown (420gms) and also four more rainbows and then the session was topped off with an Atlantic Salmon hitting hard and fast and then with once dash downstream my line parted. The line was more than likely frayed as it broke between the spinner and the anti-kink and this was my fault too as I should have replaced it some time ago. It has been used for quite a long time now and has had close on eighty trout caught using on this 6lb trace. It's changed now!! So in all it was a great session on the Meander River this afternoon and I finished up catching 15 rainbows and 9 browns for the session that fished close on 7.20pm. I did keep 8 rainbows for the smoker. What ever gets caught on Thursday morning will be released.
Reviewer:John Parks (Oxbow Lagoon, Cleveland Metro Parks, Ohio)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
I was fishing with a group of guys who never saw a Black fury combo killer before and asked if they really work?, Using a #3 Chartreuse Dot and the supplied Mister Twister I hooked a nice 4.5lb Largemouth after only about 20 minutes, now they know.

Reviewer:Henry (Gilmore Lake, Wisconsin)
Fish Caught:Musky
I was fishing with my father when I saw the musky. Well, I threw on a whole assortment of lures, but, only my Mepps spinners were coaxing it. So, finally I threw on a Black Fury and bam! 4-foot monster.
Reviewer:Jordan LeClere (Brushy Creek, Webster City, Iowa)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Musky - Pike, Northern - Walleye
I am a huge fan of the lime green(chartreuse dot) colored #3 Black Fury spinner. When I look back at all of the fish I have caught recently, 90% of them have been caught using the Black Fury. I love this lure! It is the only lure in my tackle box and I will go in after it I lose it on a snag (speaking from experience!!) I have even converted one of my non-believer friends into using them. I guess he finally got tired of watching me catch all the fish while he got skunked. Please, please, please NEVER STOP MAKING THIS LURE!!!! Thank you for such a great product and all of the joy it has given me in my fishing adventures!!

Reviewer:Joshua Murrow (North East Kansas, Kansas)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, White - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye
The Aglia might be my spinner during the day, but, when it comes to low light evenings or overcast days where there is little sunlight, I go to the Black Fury. Yellow and florescent red are my faves. Just throw it and reel it in. It catches anything. Thanks, Mepps, you are my number one lure.
Reviewer:Todd Scheck (Grand River, Michigan)
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth
Um, well, I happened along the Black Fury by accident really. Although I only have 4x 16' bass in my freezer, in the last 1.5 months, I have caught more than 60 Smallmouth Bass ranging from 6" up to 16". I have two severely abused Black Furry lures(#4's) with paint chipping off, and The fish honestly will not leave it alone. Wish I had a camera to show what I'm saying. I have never had this much fun fishing.
Reviewer:Elijah (Small Creek/lake Twin Cities , Minnesota)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bowfin
My dad, brother and I have fished a small pond that feeds in and out of a creek for about 4 years now. We had been fishing with just a worm and bobber for about 3 of them and only caught carp, bullheads, sunfish, and the occasional small bass. Then, this year we tried some old Mepps that my dad had and I could not believe the results! We usually use a Mepps #3 in any lighter color because of the muddy water. But, everytime we use the Mepps, we catch the most and biggest bass we have ever seen out of such a small creek. We, today, caught about 15 1-3 pound bass in just about 2 hours! Such a great lure! Thanks Mepps company! I have never seen a lure so good!
Reviewer:Henry (Lake Horse Head, WI, Wisconsin)
Fish Caught:Pike, Northern
I'm ten years old I was fishing with mom,dad,and grandpa. We were fishing a lake called Horse Head. On our third stop I started getting small bites on my 6th cast there was an explosive hit I reeled the line up to the boat and there was a northern on my line. Mepps this is an awesome lure.
Reviewer:Henry (Lake Gilmore,WI, Wisconsin)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
My dad took me fishing with my friend at Gilmore lake we went down below the dam. On my first cast I got a big hit. So I casted In the same place and bam a big fish on the end took me 2 minutes to get the fish in but the fight was really fun. It was a14in. largemouth. This is a great lure
Reviewer:Henry (Wisconsin River, Wisconsin)
Me and my dad were fishing the Wisconsin River. When my dad saw a muskie, he tied a spinner on and tried to hook it by the tail to try to get it in, but, the Muskie had other ideas it turned and grabbed the spinner and went. Three minutes went by, but, the muskie spit it out and swam up river I tied on a Black Fury and casted up river where the Muskie went for, cast it struck it was on practically all the to the shore, when it spit out the lure straight at me I dodged. I'm glad I didn't lose the lure though.
Reviewer:Adrian Webb (Leven River, Loongana, Tasmania, Australia)
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
Headed off to the upper reaches of the Leven River this morning to fish above the Loongana Bridge which is still open as it is classed as Rainbow waters. Beautiful morning when I left home, sunshine and very little breeze, the perfect start to the day. When I arrived at Loongana, some 86kms from home, it was a different story. Quite a lot of cloud cover on and off and a very cold westerly wind, plus the odd light sprinkle of rain to top it off. The river had a nice amount of water flowing and was very tannin in colour, so decided to go to a little larger Mepps than I normally use. On with a #0 (2.5gm) Gold Black Fury and off I went. Certainly glad I had the thermals on as the river was like ice.
Was only on the forth cast and had a hook-up, and it was a nice solid medium sized brown and the colours of this fish were brilliant too. A quick photo and back it went, worked my way upstream for another 500mtrs or so and did not have a hit or a follow, so time to move further upstream. Drove up a few kms and took a little track that ran off to the left this led me down to an old wooden bridge and over the river to a nice little reserve. Started working my way upstream once again and after 20-30minutes of slipping and sliding along, I finally hooked another solid little brown which also had it's photo taken and then released. Fished on for another few hundred meters before calling it a day. And though I could only catch 2 browns from the only two hits I had, it was a fairly reasonble few hours on the Leven River. I doubt that I shall return again until the next season around Jan - Feb 2013, we'll see how it fishes then. The Mepps Black Fury once again showed how good they were as without them, I doubt that I may have caught a fish. Cheers from " The Mepps Spinfishing Guru of Tasmania"
Reviewer:Shane Heller (Lake Of The Woods, Ontario, Canada)
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth - Pike, Northern
I just got back from my annual fishing trip to lake of the woods. Before the trip I picked up a couple of the the Black Furys with the all yellow dots and yellow dressing. It was the first lure I put on when we got started going casting for bass and pike, and it's the only lure I used the whole trip! I caught fish steady with it and eventually had to cough over one of them to my dad so he could keep up! Great lure.
Reviewer:Dusty Rogers (Private Pond, Ohio)
Fish Caught:Crappie (Black)
My friend and I were fishing around 1 p.m. in the afternoon in early May 2012 on a private pond in Pickaway County, OH. I was using a Black Fury #2 and was fishing around downed tree limbs and an old oak stump. I caught a 13 & 14 inch Black Crappie with the Black Fury #2. I would recommend this lure to anyone who likes to catch big fish. It's definitley convinced me to buy more of these type of lures. This was the biggest Crappie I've ever caught.
Reviewer:DJ Wells (Cheney, Kansas)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, White - Crappie (Black)
I have not been shut out using this lure. I have had two of these lures one black tail with yellow dots and one black tail with the different tinted green dots(Hot Firetiger) and both have been quite successful in landing nice size fish.
Reviewer:Larry (Lake Ontario, New York)
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth
One of the best smallies lures ever made!
Reviewer:Jim Krauss (Ponds & Lake Livingston, Texas)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Crappie (Black)
I fish ponds & at the lake from shore. I've been fishing from shore all my life. I use the chartreuse blade with chartreuse tail. It's the best bass & craippie lure ever. I use the orange blade & tail on clear days. I use Mepps to find bass & craippie fast, then I go to worms. Keep up the great work Mepps Company.
Reviewer:Lee (Wisconsin, Wisconsin)
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
This lure is awesome. I was slaying bass with this. I caught a 15.5 incher and a 14 incher with around 10 minutes in between each other. It was the fluorescent orange with Black in a size 3 blade. These were the first two considerable fish I've ever caught on an artificial lure. I'm 13 and I beg my dad to take me fishing every weekend in the summer. Thanks, Mepps!
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Pickerel - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow

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Fish Species

Sizes #0 and #1 - Curly Tail Combo

Bluegill / Sunfish / BreamCrappiePerch
Rock Bass / Goggle-EyeWhite Bass 

Sizes #0, #1 and #2 - Plain & Dressed

Arctic GraylingBrook TroutCutthroat Trout
Dolly Varden Trout  

Sizes #0 and #1 - Plain & Dressed

Bluegill / Sunfish / BreamCrappiePerch
Rock Bass / Goggle-EyeWhite Bass 

Sizes #1, #2 and #3 - Plain


Sizes #1, #2 and #3 - Plain, Dressed & Combo


Sizes #1, #2 and #3 - Plain & Dressed

Arctic CharRainbow Trout / Palomino TroutSteelhead

Sizes #2, #3 and #4 - Plain , Dressed & Combo

PickerelSmallmouth BassWalleye

Sizes #2, #3 and #4 - Plain & Dressed

Brown Trout  

Sizes #2, #3 and #4 - Plain

Chum (Dog) SalmonHumpback (Pink) SalmonOuananiche (Landlocked Atlantic) Salmon
Sockeye (Red) Salmon  

Sizes #3 and #4 - Curly Tail Combo

Bowfin / DogfishLargemouth Bass 

Sizes #3, #4 and #5 - Plain & Dressed

Bowfin / DogfishLargemouth BassLake Trout

Sizes #3, #4 and #5 - Plain

Atlantic SalmonCoho (Silver) Salmon 

Size #4 - Curly Tail Combo

Northern PikeTiger MuskellungeStriped Bass / Rockfish

Sizes #4 and #5 - Plain & Dressed

Northern PikeTiger MuskellungeStriped Bass / Rockfish

Sizes #4 and #5 - Plain

Channel CatfishChinook (King) Salmon 

Size #5 - Plain & Dressed


Size #5 - Plain

Blue CatfishFlathead (Mud) Catfish


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