Lure: Bantam Syclops
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.
Lure: Spin Flies
Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (White) - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brown - Trout, Cutthroat - Trout, RainbowThese lures are great all-purpose lures. I like wade fishing the streams around my house and making as many trips as I can to trout streams in Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri. These little things are killers on them. Wading the streams, I just pack a few lures and always have a white, green, and brown Wooly Worm and sometimes nothing else. My only complaint is that I wish more shops carried them.