Mepps Bantam Syclops were designed to be trolled, cast, drifted or jigged. They can be dressed with a single Mister Twister Exude Corn Niblet, Curly Tail Grub, Exude Roe or live bait. In fact, the Bantam's action increases when the hook is tipped, unlike many other light spoons.
The Bantam Syclops is also an ideal trolling spoon when run behind dodgers, a flasher or simply by itself using either downriggers, planer boards, Dipsy or Jet divers. They are also perfect for long lining with or without a little weight.
Drift fishermen love the way Bantams flash in current, and ultralite casters love the Bantams enticing side-to-side wobble on the retrieve.
Perfect for trolling and light casting. The Mepps Bantam Syclops is especially effective when dressed with live bait, Mister Twister Exude Roe or a single Mister Twister Exude Corn Niblet. Two sizes... #00 (1/16 oz.) or #0 (1/8 oz.) when just a little more weight is needed. Balanced wobble and flash make the Bantam Syclops the perfect choice for trout, kokanee or walleye.
Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, RainbowUltralight spinning for trout is my passion, and I can always count on Mepps lures for success. On a recent trip to a favorite small stream, I caught and released native brook trout as well as wild rainbows and browns...all taken on a #0 Bantam Syclops spoon in silver and red. This great lure has never let me down. It is one of my "go to" lures for trout and panfish, and the larger Syclops are outstanding for river smallmouth bass! Simply put, Mepps lures catch fish when nothing else will.
Fish Caught: Trout, Brown - Trout, RainbowI have fished for trout for 30 years, mostly in Arkansas's Little Red River, using ultralight spinning equipment. Certain stretches of the river require single, barbless hooks for catch-and-release fishing. About a year ago I tried a Bantam Syclops with its single hook easily made barbless, and it is now my lure of choice -- with and without the barb. I love the action of the lure and the results. As a plus, the weight and the design make it ideal for fishing shallow shoals without snags.
Fish Caught: Crappie (Black)I never caught a Crappie ever before. I have caught lots of fish, like Trout, Bass, Pike and Pickerel but never a crappie. I was trying different lures with no luck at all. I then put on a 1/8 ounce Silver and Red Bantam Syclops single hook and got 4 crappie in like half an hour. Which I thought was great. One of the crappie was a bit over a pound and a bit over 12 inches. I thought it was a Bass. Another great lure from Mepps.
Fish Caught: Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Perch, Yellow - WalleyeThis bait in the #00 size is a phenominal ice fishing bait. I use it as an attractor, I take the hook off and tie a dropper about six inches to a foot long from the split ring and add a very small ice jig. This bait works great on pannies and on walleyes when tipped with a minnow or waxie. It adds weight to get your bait down quick, and adds alot of attraction, something I find necessary especially when jigging for perch, crappie, or walleye. I have had some sucess ice fishing bluegills with this setup but it doesn't seem as productive as for the other species, the added weight may be a little too much for spooky bluegills.
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