If you fish deep lakes, river pools or fast water you owe it to yourself to try the Mepps® XD® (Xtra Deep). Mepps didn't invent the shaft-through-the-blade spinner, we perfected it. Every XD features a precision, solid brass fulcrum bead between the blade and body allowing the blade to spin at any retrieve speed. It also allows the blade to spin as the lure drops providing additional attraction. No other shaft-through-the-blade spinner offers this feature. Mepps has always used strike attractors, a splash of color that enhances the lure's visibility. For each XD we selected either a bright red or fluorescent bead tucked securely into the back of the body. All XD silver blades and bodies are plated with genuine silver creating a bright white flash that's easily seen underwater. Some blades and bodies are platium (plaý-tee-um) plated. Platium is a natural element that has a remarkable resistance to corrosion. Gold blades and bodies are polished brass. Painted blades feature a Mepps chip-resistant proprietary blend of acrylic and epoxy finishes. Because it's assembled with the best components possible, the XD holds up well when fishing rocks, stumps and rip-rap where trophy fish hang out. As if all this isn't enough, the XD runs deeper - size for size - than any other lure in its class.
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The Mepps XD produces a rapid "thump" at the beginning of the retrieve, but, that "thump" slows down to a steady beat as the XD's fulcrum bead evens out the rotation of the blade. This style spinner can be unusually loud depending on the speed of the retrieve, but, they run deep making the XD a favorite of trout anglers who fish fast, deep streams. Because the XD is a shaft-through-the-blade spinner, it's difficult to compare the sound of its blade with traditional Mepps in-line spinners. In-line spinners use a clevis to attach the blade to the spinner shaft, so a comparison would be apples-to-oranges.
Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, Striped - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Catfish, Channel - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Perch, White - Perch, Yellow - Pickerel - BarracudaThe dressed XD size 3 with white (silver blade) and yellow (gold blade) is a killer for the hybrids. I tend to troll with these lures and it doesn't take long. It also attracts all the other fish in the lake. If it wasn't for the pickerel I wouldn't need to order so many of these :)
Fish Caught: Trout, RainbowThe XD #0 Gold blade/Gold body dressed has to be one of the best lures money can buy. In one day, I caught 12 rainbow trout until my knot snapped after I got the fish in. I really love it. Except if you're not careful you can bend the shaft, but won't damage it at all. Keep up the good work Mepps.
Fish Caught: Trout, Brown - Trout, RainbowThe MEPPS XD lures are deadly on every New Zealand river I have tried them on as they are the perfect wieght and size for getting to the fish in various water types. On the Ohinemuri river I caught a nice 4lb brown trout which I saw chase the rainbow trout blade all the way from the opposite bank it was so desperate to get at the lure.
Fish Caught: Bluegill (Bream, Brim)I have been using Mepps spinners for as long as I have been fishing. If I had to go into the wilderness and bring just one lure to catch fish to survive on it would undoubtably be a Mepps spinner, and my first choice would be a Mepps XD spinner. The size 0 XD dressed is the best Bluegill lure ever and catches the BIGGEST bluegill of any lure I have tried. I've also caught some of my biggest trout and crappie on the XD spinner. I NEVER leave home without a good selection of XD's.
Fish Caught: Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Trout, RainbowIt was one of those days where no one was catching anything. I was the only spin-caster at the quarry, everyone else was using bait. I usually use French spinners. My favorite is the discontinued Mepps Combo Killer but you can still make one from a Comet Minnow.
Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, RainbowI like using the number 0 XD when I need a bit of extra weight and need a spinner to run a little deeper than the Ultra Lite Series. A great bait in small streams and from shore for just about any kind of trout, but bass and panfish also love these little spinners. Silver/Black and Gold/Black are my two favorite colors. Something I love about these is how slow you can fish them and the blade keeps moving. If your a serious trout fisherman do yourself a favor and get some of these.
Fish Caught: Trout, RainbowI always have size 1 XD's in my trout box. I love these in faster water because I can fish them very slow and keep them in holes a lot easier than the classic Mepps. Silver and Gold are good standbys but I also like the brown trout and rainbow trout colors. I also love the quality of this spinner, it's worlds better than other sonic spinners.
Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, BrownThis is the best trout fishing lure Mepps has ever made!! It spins so easily in the water you can fish it extremely slow. The most versatile size for trout is definitely the #1 size. Its not too big for smaller fish but not too small for the bigger ones. I like the all silver XD in sunny weather and the black body with the gold blade when its cloudy. I like to jig this bait right in the middle of the cover for inactive trout. It is amazing to watch the blade when you jig this bait it spins on the fall and then spins when you pick up the bait. This drives inactive trout absolutely nuts. I have never seen inactive trout go crazy over anything like that retrieve they will strike your bait multiple times if they don't hook up right away. This bait is better than a Panther Martin because the hook is so much more durable, trust me I planted one in my face on accident. The bait also has a much better quality body than Panther Martins, the paint doesn't chip off and its brass so you don't end up like you do with a beaten up Panther Martin with a big old hunk of gray lead for a body when the paint comes off. Talk about unnatural. Thanks to the bead attractor you miss alot less fish than Panther Martin's, the fish really seem to zero in on that bead for some reason or another. I can honestly say this is my all time favorite Mepps bait.
Fish Caught: Bass, White - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Catfish, Channel - Crappie (White) - WalleyeI have caught different species of fish on Mepps XD spinners. They are my absolute go-to lure whenever and wherever I fish.
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