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2012 - April Testimonials

DJ Wells – Cheney, Kansas

Lure: Black Fury

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.

Tony Scott – Chuitt River, Alaska, Alaska

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Salmon, Coho (silver)

The power of this small simple lure is amazing. In a low and clear stream, the #0 with silver blade was perfect for presentation around snags to fish that otherwise would be spooked by larger lures. With this one lure, we caught native Grayling and Rainbow Trout as well as the smaller Silver Salmon that ran up the stream. I never had to change my lure for the entire week unless I lost one on a snag.

Tony Scott – North Central Ontario; Red Lake, Ontario, Ontario , Canada

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Trout, Lake

The #4 with silver blade and plain single hook is excellent for catching Lake Trout that have moved up in to the shallows early in the season or late in the Summer when the spawn begins. The lure is light so will not spook them when casting in shallower water and you can keep it off the rocks which is where you find them!

Jay C. – Sutton Creek, Florence, Oregon

Lure: Spin Flies

Fish Caught: Trout, Rainbow

This is an amazing lure! I can use any other types of spinners and catch 1 out of 10 - 15 casts. With the Spin Fly, it's almost every other cast!I have been using this lure for about 6 years now and will continue on for MANY MORE!


Riley Berish – Clark Fork River, Thompson Falls, Montana

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Pike, Northern - Trout, Cutthroat - Trout, Rainbow

I cast my Aglia upstream, let it sink and a huge northern just hammered it.

Steven Young – Wabaskang Lake Ontario Canada, Iowa

Lure: Musky Killer

Fish Caught: Pike, Northern

Went to Canada one year with a group of guys that had been going there for years. I didn't have probably the best equipment as I didn't know what I was getting into, but I did bring with me a handful of Mepps Musky Killers in number 5 single hook. I took a little abuse from the guys as they all had a lot better equipement and bigger stuff. By the end of the week I had boated a lot of the big fish. Mepps is my absolute pick, I love throwing the Tandems in the Musky Killers. Thanks for making such a good product and thanks for making my Canada trip one to remember. Did I mention I could carry all five in a small zip lock bag. Thanks, Steve

Adrian Webb – Minnow River, Beaulah, Tasmania Australia

Lure: Aglia Ultra Lites

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

Adrian Webb – Minnow River, Lower Beaulah, Tasmania Australia

Lure: Aglia Ultra Lites

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.

Robbie Yanos – Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Smallmouth

Today using the gold bladed size 2 brown tail Mepps Aglia, I caught a smallmouth. It was an amazing fight. The fish jumped over 2 feet in the air 4 times. The gold blade is amazing when it's slightly overcast or you're fishing under a tree. The fish ended up being 1.5 pounds 13 inches. It may not be big, but it's a whole lot more fun than catching tiny sunnies.

Robbie Yanos – Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

Lure: Comet Mino

Fish Caught: Bass, Smallmouth

The water was getting really low and really clear. Therefore getting harder to catch fish. So, I went to one of my favorite spots along the Schuylkill River and I casted a size 1 Comet Mino. Before this, I never caught a fish on it and was still to be convinced. On the second cast, I got him. He gave a pretty good fight for his size. He came out to be around 10 inches. It may not seem big, but its average for the river I fish. Also, it's not the size that counts, but the fun you have reeling it in.

Robert Yanos – Birdsboro, Pa, Pennsylvania

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim)

With these lures I almost always catch a fish(there isn't a large population of fish where I fish). I only have 5 different colors of the size 2, but they're all I need(unless I lose one). I caught the largest and most hard fighting freshwater fish of my life with a size 2 silver blade brown tail dressed Aglia. It was a 16 inch smallmouth(where I fish there isn't a big food source so that's just about as big as they get). This bait must of made the bass strike out of agression because when it hit I literally got mad because I thought it was a snag. Too bad I didn't have a scale with me(probably 2+ pounds.) Also when I got the lure out, I pulled all the dressing off the tail:( When I'm fishing for bass, sometimes, I get a real nice sized rock bass and they hit and fight hard also a really tough fighter for it's size. Again, I think they bite out of pure agression or they are just REALLY hungry. Hope you catch something "wait", let me rephrase that, "catch something big." You won't regret buying this lure. I've tried rooster tails, but the wire is cheap and bends with some of the smallest panfish. Another thing wrong with the rooster tail is that I found with some you have to dry them off or they rust with in a couple of weeks or so. Aslo it can be hard to make the spoon spin with them, but the Aglia's once they hit the water they start spinning.

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