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Mark W Brooks – Maine

Lure: Comet Combo

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Perch, White - Pickerel - Trout, Brook - Salmon, Quananiche (landlocked)

This Comet Combo is a sure thing for catching trout, salmon, and bass.
Great for fishing in Maine's lakes, ponds, rivers, & streams.
Very hard to find them for sale in stores.

Michael M – Bailey's Ford, Iowa

Lure: Thunder Bug

Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

My son (4) absolutely loves fishing and asked me if we could go on a special trout-fishing trip together. Having very little experience with fishing for trout, I did a bit of research ahead of time. We were going to be fishing in the Driftless Region where the streams are small enough that spin fishing is an excellent choice. The Mepps Thunder Bug let us "match the hatch" for grasshoppers and I custom-ordered a few single-hooked versions for catch and release. It was an excellent trip; with each of us reeling in a few small brookies, browns, and rainbows on our bugs.

Cole Rochon – Middle Range Pond, Poland, Maine

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Pickerel - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

I fish 5-6 days a week on my lake from early spring to late fall. Mepps spinners have always been a go to when casting for bass. Today I pulled out a Mepps from my grandfather's tackle box (guessing 30 years old.) What followed was the single most amazing hour I've ever spent on the water. In one hour, I caught over 35 fish, and more amazingly, six different types! Large mouth, small mouth, chain link, brown trout, brook trout, and rainbow trout. I'm still in awe.

Kevin Davis – Michigan

Lure: Aglia Flashabou

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

Best lures ever.. Hands down..
The new flashabou line is just awesome.. This is my second order this year. Although, I'm still killing the lakes in Michigan with them, I'm happy to inform that I just came back from a fishing tour around America. Outside of giving away one silver/red flashabou to a youngster in Wyoming (after I caught 9 fish on 10 casts), I fished them until I lost them. ;) Had great luck in Yellowstone (pinched barbs), Snake River(Swan valley), North Platte, Merced (Yosemite) and the Colorado River. They really work in most all Lakes and Rivers, and I caught more than 9 species, in 11 states, with the new flashabou's.. so far. ;)
If I could make one suggestion, Please make more flashabou tail colors, and have more of the Aglia spinner blade colors? ;)
Kevin Davis- Hazel Park, MI

Deloria James – Great Lakes And Tributaries, Michigan

Lure: Aglia BRITE

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Carp - Crappie (Black) - Grayling - Pike, Northern - Salmon, Coho (silver) - Salmon, Pink - Steelhead - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Lake - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye - Salmon, Chinook (king)

At 64 I've fished extensively throughout the Upper midwest from Northern Lower Mi. to Northern Mn. and everywhere in between for over 50 years. I am never without multiple styles and sizes of Mepps spinners. They have been my "go-to" lure all my life and I've caught everything I fish for on them. They always produce when nothing else will and never disappoint. This new "Aglia BRITE is my new favorite style. It amazes me that I will catch fish with it when with buddies who are using something else get skunked. Keep supplying us with these!

Kevin Grant – Maine

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Trout, Brook

Hands down, my favorite lure for local brook trout and bass has been the Mepps Aglia. One of the absolute best ever from that line was the undressed treble hook Aglia with the fluorescent orange blade in a #0 or #1 weight. Lost the last one I had a few years ago. Sure do miss that lure. It absolutely slayed brookies here in Maine..

Matthew Hoxit – French Broad, North Carolina

Lure: XD

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Lake - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye

By far the best spinners I have ever used. I swear by them. I literally catch my limit every time I go fishing. I will never use anything else!!

Jae Lee – Connecticut

Lure: Comet MX Mino

Fish Caught: Salmon, Atlantic - Salmon, Coho (silver) - Salmon, Pink - Salmon, Sockeye (red) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Lake - Trout, Rainbow - Salmon, Chinook (king) - Salmon, Quananiche (landlocked)

I want to tell Mr. Sheldon what a big fan of Mepps lures I have been for the last 35 years. Mepps outfish most other brands. I bought a ton of Mepps spinners and spoons and caught a lifetime of trout and salmon! Mr. Sheldon, I hope your company grows and reaches the entire world in your quest to satisfy millions of fishermen with Mepps! You make the number one spinners in the entire world, undoubtedly no one can dispute that! I've been using Mepps ever since adolescence and your lures never let me down! I hope you keep making more successful lures in the future and grow your business a thousand fold. Don't forget Syclops! Simply better than Pixees, no other spoon comes close to producing fish than Syclops. I wanted to send you a personal letter by mail, but I'm so busy with work, I hope this email reaches you safely. I just want to commend you for making the best trout and salmon lures in the world. Been using Mepps for 35 years and I'm a very happy customer! Thank you so much and I wish you much continued success!

Richard Ponton – Roanoke River Salem Va , Virginia

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Trout, Brook

Caught on a #3 Silver Mepps 3, weeks after stocking. 2 pounds 9oz

Matt Corliss – Upper And Lower Peninsulas, Michigan

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bowfin - Musky - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Walleye

The Mepps #3 gold with the brown tail is by far my favorite lure in my tackle box. I will not head out fishing if I don't have one. I have caught all of the fish listed above on a gold #3 with a brown tail. I typically target Northern pike, but will frequently catch Bass, and other fish, unintentionally. The best pike I ever caught was around 40 inches, but I have caught countless others over the years. Whenever someone asks my advice on fishing, I recommend the Mepps #3 and tell them that is all they will ever need.

Eric Miller – Yellow Breeches, Pennsylvania

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

This is a very great product for use in lake or streams for trout.

Robert Reeder – Any Where, Indiana

Lure: Basser Kit - #2 and #3 Aglia Assortment

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, Striped - Bass, White - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Catfish, Blue - Catfish, Channel - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Pike, Northern - Salmon, Coho (silver) - Steelhead - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Walleye - Salmon, Chinook (king)

Best Lure ever
If you dont have a Mepps Spinner might as well stay home
I have using them for over 40 years

Aidan Baumstark – Califon, New Jersey

Lure: Double Blade Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, Striped - Pike, Northern - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Lake - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye

This is possibly the greatest fishing lure ever devised, it can be fished deep, shallow, fast or, slow. I caught my personal best bass, my personal best pike, and my personal best trout on this lure. I have never had a better lure than this, the next time that I see this lure I will buy 10. Thank you, Mepps!

Mark Bell – Harwood Lake , Farmersville , New York

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown

The lure I reach for first, no matter what I am fishing for is a Gold size 1. It's always catching me trout at the small lake near where I live, catching my limit, even when those right near me are catching nothing. I like how it makes me look like a great fisherman by just knowing the right lure to use. People ask me what I am using and I just tell them to switch to a Mepps spinner. You made Mepps my favorite lure when you first sent me your Fishing Guide 20 years ago and I have been using them and catching fish ever since.

Mark Bell – Harwood Lake , Farmersville , New York

Lure: Little Wolf

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown

Have been using Mepps all my life. But, when I first bought a Little Wolf, it was gold. It became one of my favorites. First day I used it while fishing at a small lake near where I live in western New York, I caught 3 largemouth bass,at least 5 bluegill, a couple of crappie, and 4 brook trout in about a hour. I then passed it on to my wife so she could catch some fish, since the live bait she was using had only caught her a couple of bluegill. This gold Little Wolf and others that I have bought this season, have been producing every time.

Pete Wise – East Licking Creek, Port Royal, Pennsylvania

Lure: Bantam Syclops

Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

Ultralight 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.

Travis Hill – White Pine River, Cloquet River And Private Lake , Minnesota

Lure: Minos

Fish Caught: Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

I love Mepps!! I only really use Mepps, not just spinners, but, I ordered replacement Minos and use them on spring crappie and sunny spawn. I catch 3 fish to everyone else's!!! How you ask? I don't have to get a minnow out of minnow bucket! Plus, I use Mepps on fly rods with a sight indicator. Between St. Croix and Mepps I will continue to dominate anyone I fish with!!!

Jerry Wilson – Elk River, Avery County, North Carolina

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

I am in the high Appalachians of Northwest North Carolina. Don't let Elk "River" fool you. Like most of our cold, rugged, high mountain streams it is 50 yards wide at it's widest and normally half that on average. It is, on average knee to waist deep with pools just over my head. I am 6'2". However, it is running down a mountain and the currents, undertows, whirls and eddies make it dangerous. Our trout season opens the first Saturday in April - many times up here there is a snow covering on opening day, but the Elk is normally thawed sufficiently for fishing. From opening day until mid-September the copper, undressed Aglia, "0", single drop is THE Spinner. This spinner is effective on Rainbow until the Elk freezes over-in January usually. However, I switch to pink in the fall, because the Browns and Brookies seem to love it and few Browns or Brookies are caught before fall here. Come to Avery and Watauga counties in North Carolina to trout fish. If you have tried the Asheville area it is great trout fishing. We are 1500 to 3000+ feet above Asheville; we are a different world.

Brian Kreutz – Madison, Wisconsin

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, Striped - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (White) - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye

I LOVE the Aglia spinners. My son and I use them as a "go to" lure for pretty much anything we fish for and ALWAYS have luck when we do. Thanks for making such an awesome product Mepps!!!!

Bob Hayett – Heritage Lake, Olathe, Kansas

Lure: Black Fury

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.

Ethan – Da UP, Michigan

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Salmon, Coho (silver) - Steelhead - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow

I've caught so many fish with these... Best lures around, IMHO. Learn how to use them properly and they will produce bites.

Derek – Ivy River, Asheville, North Carolina

Lure: Comet TRU-V

Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow

This is a new lure so I thought I'd buy one just to try it out and it did not disappoint. I caught several trout using the Tru-V including the two biggest fish I caught that day. I was using the Firetiger with Black Dot, but, I'll definitely look to add a few more to the tackle box. This lure is a great addition to the Mepps line.

James – Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Lure: Black Fury

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.

Andrew – Lakes, Ponds, Streams, Creeks, Rivers , Pennsylvania

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

Like most other posts, this is the go-to-lure. When all else fails or fishing is tough and unpredictable this is the first thing I will turn to. Favorite is a number 3 with a red-white blade with a white tail. This became my favorite after this last weekend of fishing. I was fishing the Susquehanna River for smallmouth. We were using spinnerbaits in the early morning and caught a few nice fish, and then the bites stopped. Switched to the Mepps and started nailing fish. Caught 23 fish with this lure! There were a couple smaller fish, but, most were respectable sizes with a few 3-4 pounders. Love these lures and the great quality! Keep up the good work.

William Jackson – Guadalupe River, Kerrville, Cibilo Creek, Cibilo, Texas

Lure: Comet Mino

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, White - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Catfish, Blue - Catfish, Channel - Crappie (Black) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow

I am 53 and have been fishing Mepps spinners since I was 4 years old from as far north as Fairbanks, Alaska, to as far south as Oakville, Texas. When it seems that nothing is biting, the Mepps Comet Minos sizes 00, 1, 2, or 3, always save the day as do the Aglia with squirrel tails. I saw my father catch Salmon and Grayling on Mepps while I have caught Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth bass, Spotted Bass, Guadalupe Bass, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Green Sunfish, Longear Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Redspotted Sunfish, Warmmouth, Rock Bass, White and Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, and once a silver shad. I have caught panfish barely larger than the lure to Bass over 4 pounds. All the Mepps products are winners. They are fantastic.

John – Raritan River, Branchburg Nj, New Jersey

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Pickerel - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Palomino - Trout, Rainbow

I went fishing at a local river on Saturday and no one around me was catching fish but me! I was the only one using a Mepps lure, everyone else was using bait. I caught my limit in 45 min. while I only saw one other person catch a trout.

Dillon Thompson – Sanora Pass ,ca, California

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

In one weekend camping off of Sanora Pass, I personally caught 23 rainbow trout ranging from 10 to 17 inches. By far, this is the best fishing product I have ever purchased, the plain Aglia 1/8 oz. rainbow trout or gold blades.

John Tedrick – Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, Never Summer WA, Colorado

Lure: Thunder Bug

Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Cutthroat

Fished the Thunder Bug lure for the 1st time in small waters in high country wilderness areas. It was a riot to sight fish brook trout and watch them chase this lure like a pack of puppy dogs until one would bull its way through and take it. Easily caught & released a few dozen over two days. On a second trip into Never Summer WA, Cutthroats slammed this lure and while the fish caught & released weren't high in numbers, the excitement was good. I can't wait to try this lure on larger warm water species!

Antonio Osegueda – Sonora Pass Off Of Walker California, California

Lure: Grab Bag Specials

Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

The best spinners I've ever used. Got to a river right along the Sonora Pass and pulled out a See Best plain teble hook spinner from the Grab Bag and within the first 30 minutes of fishing, I caught two beautiful rainbow trout. These spinners are worth every penny!

Dillon Thompson – Kennedy Meadows Pack Station, California

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

I used the 1/8th oz. Rainbow Trout Aglia to catch 26 nice size Rainbow Trout in one day at the Kennedy Meadows Pack Station. This truly is the Worlds Number One Lure.

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